Principal's Message

Welcome to the Placerita Junior High School website.  Placerita has a rich tradition of student achievement in academics and co-curricular activities that prepare students for additional experiences and career paths in high school, college, and beyond.  With “Pride in Excellence” as Placerita’s motto, we are dedicated to serving all our students, recognizing the unique characteristics of early adolescents.  In a safe, caring, and healthy environment, we prepare students with academic, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical skills to help them become positive, productive, capable citizens. 
Students at Placerita are supported by highly qualified, caring, and devoted teachers and staff who are focused on helping every student succeed.  We’re all in this together, and we each play a vital role in students’ education and overall growth through Junior High School.  Our goal is the same: student learning.  And we are committed to working together to ensure our students are challenged, motivated, encouraged, and involved as much as possible.
Parents, your level of involvement is very important, and we appreciate all your support in many different ways.  From helping your students with their homework, volunteering at events here at school, and even attending their activities, your support is crucial in their upbringing and overall well-being.  We recognize this partnership, and thank you for your constant communication and support.
We have activities for all students’ interest and talent level.  Please encourage your students to try something new, or focus on improving their strengths and abilities through elective classes, clubs, and extra-curricular activities.  Junior High is the perfect time for students to examine, explore, and experiment with new pursuits that might one day become life-long passions.  In whatever they choose, we remind and encourage them to try their best, and strive for improvement every day.
Thank you for entrusting us with your children’s education.  We value their minds and abilities, push them to achieve great things, and work diligently with you to develop their potential.