School Accountability Report Card
De Anza Middle
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Adriana Gonzalez, Principal
- Principal, De Anza Middle
About Our School
De Anza Middle School is a special place where children come to finish their preparation for high school and beyond. Our hope is to become an exemplary school in the district and to serve our students, families, and our community with pride. We know that we are preparing our students for the future, and we want to do the best we can for them. Due to our efforts in continuous improvement, in recent years, De Anza received both state and national recognition. Having received the Schools to Watch Award, the Title I Academic Achievement Award, and the California Gold Ribbon Award, De Anza is considered a model middle school and receives visits from schools across the state.
Here at De Anza, our focus is on Project-Based Learning (PBL). Our Project-Based Learning program aims to develop students who are creative, collaborative, and critical thinkers. Project-Based Learning also helps students actively engage in preparing themselves for the 21st century. Each student at De Anza is challenged to learn grade-level content through 5-7 comprehensive projects. These projects allow students to learn through the meaningful content and apply it to real world scenarios. Students also get an opportunity to collaborative with peers and communicate what they have learned in the student exhibitions of work. Throughout the year, De Anza students get opportunities to exhibit their work and communicate their findings to authentic audiences.
Another important element of the instructional program at De Anza Middle School is "Crew." This is a specific time of the day that is focused on helping students learn about our "Habits of Success:" Perseverance, Respect & Responsibility, Integrity, Drive, and Excellence. Students receive specific lessons and experiences that help them to develop these habits, which we believe will guide them towards greater success in school and in life. In addition, students participate in reflection and goal-setting in crew. Crew teachers know each of their students well, and this helps build a positive environment in which every student has an advocate. It is a key part of our positive school culture.
We also work closely with parents. De Anza Middle School strives to ensure that parents are kept informed of student progress. Parents are encouraged to sign up for a School Loop, which allows parents to monitor student academic progress on a daily basis. Through this online tool, parents are able to access grades and homework performance so they can be proactive and intervene when necessary. We keep parents informed of upcoming events through our Connect Ed program, Twitter, our communication envelopes, and our school website. We also have a Coffee with the Principal meeting monthly, in which parents get a wide variety of information regarding how they can help support their child in school.
De Anza Middle School is truly an amazing place where Project-Based Learning and Crew are helping students develop the skills they will need for success in academics and life. We are very proud of our accomplishments and we are excited to continue our positive trajectory.
Adriana T. Gonzalez, Principal
ContactDe Anza Middle
1450 South Sultana Ave.
Ontario, CA 91761-4236