We are proud of our school and our school community, as their support provides each student with the technology, curriculum and social development needed for a lifetime of learning.
At Diegueño Middle School, we inspire, engage and provide opportunities where students learn, teach, collaborate, reflect and are enriched through technology to ensure lifelong learning.
The History of Diegueño Middle School
During construction, our "working name" was "Village Park Junior High" until a 1984 naming contest was held. Of the submitted names, the District's panel of parents and administrators chose "Diegueno" to honor the Indian tribe of the same name who used to live in this area. Then just before school started, the school colors of blue and gold, and the mascot of the "Cougar" were chosen.
Cougar Hall, the covered lunch area, the "K" building, and a few portables would complete construction by the end of 1987. Lockers took up the area where the "B" building currently stands, there was a foods class with kitchens in the "G" building, the rooms had blackboards (not whiteboards), and the only technology in the room might be a film projector. Lack of grass and trees made the grounds glare in the sun, and muddy in the rain.
My, how things change...