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Santa Maria Middle School
Attitude + Attendance + Achievement = Success
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Our School

Located in Phoenix, Arizona, our middle school campus of active sixth through eighth graders is buzzing with excitement and possibilities. The variety of programs we offer here are beautifully supported by our exceptionally experienced teachers and staff and our active parent community. Whether your child loves sports, music, academics, community service, or all of the above, being involved at SMMS will help prepare him or her for success in high school and beyond.

Our Mission

In partnership with parents and our community, the mission of Santa Maria Middle School is to promote a safe and positive learning environment that is committed to high expectations for academic performance and personal integrity. We are dedicated to the challenge of preparing young adults for high school graduation, and we are proud to work with young people who become lifelong learners and productive members of society.

Our Vision

The vision of Santa Maria Middle School is to: 

  • promote a positive, safe, and nurturing environment that supports learning, mutual respect, and cooperation for students, staff, and community so that all students grow academically; 
  • demonstrate high expectations for student performance among staff and students that promote high student achievement; 
  • prepare all students to meet the challenges of high school graduation and beyond by providing curriculum and instruction aligned with Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards through multiple paths to learning; and 
  • promote parents and community as active participants in the education and decision-making process at Santa Maria Middle School to create a collaborative environment that supports academic achievement.

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