About John Muir

Vision Statement

John Muir Middle School students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.

Mission Statement

John Muir Middle School’s mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st century education.

Our Community

John Muir Middle School is a caring learning community dedicated to preparing all of our students for success in High School and in their Post-Secondary endeavors.

Brief History

John Muir Middle School opened its doors in 1958 for students, grades 7 - 9. Over the years John Muir has serviced its surrounding community, providing education to students who have then sent their children to school here. John Muir continues to be an important part of the surrounding neighborhood.
John Muir

Our Name Sake

Our school is named for John Muir, the naturalist and conservationalist.
“In 1849, the year before California gained statehood, the family of 11-year-old John Muir emigrated from Scotland to the United States, settling in Wisconsin. In 1868, at the age of 30, Muir sailed up the West Coast and landed in San Francisco. He made his home in the Yosemite Valley, describing the Sierra Nevada Mountains as “the Range of Light… the most divinely beautiful of all the mountain chains I have seen.” He devoted the rest of his life to the conservation of natural beauty, publishing more than 300 articles and 10 books that expanded his naturalist philosophy.”  Watch a brief movie about John Muir - Conservationist

Science and Technology Magnet

John Muir Middle School has a Science and Technology Emphasis. We offer three years of laboratory science, yearly science fairs, and and excellent team of science teachers. Technology is another area in which we excel. We offer a fantastic industrial arts program that includes Junior Engineering with Computer Aided Drafting. Our computer applications strand of courses includes Business Applications and Advanced Multimedia Design. Technology is also infused into the curriculum of other courses. Three computer labs are regularly used by teachers for research, writing, the creation of Keynote Presentations, online learning projects and more.