Black Mountain Middle School
is located in the community of Rancho Penasquitos. In 2009, the school completed a full remodel, in which its infrastructure, buildings and landscaping were updated. For the 2022-2023 school year, our enrollment is 1,120 students.
At Black Mountain Middle School, the staff works hard to foster and sustain an environment in which all students feel safe, supported and have high expectations. In alignment with our district's vision of "College and Career Readiness for All", our teachers expose all students to quality instruction and experiences designed to prepare students for success beyond the middle school. Assisting our teachers in this work is our Wednesday ACT time; this professional time is set aside for our teachers each Wednesday to work on curriculum, instruction and assessment.
It is recognized on our campus that memorizing facts and information are not the most important skills for our students to master. While there is a time and place for these skills, we understand the need for our students to think more deeply, read with a powerful lens, and write with purpose. One of the ways that we achieve this is through our belief of AVID and its focus on critical reading, writing and thinking. We utilize AVID strategies and its best practices in all our classrooms.