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every friday is cougar spirit day!

All students and staff should wear the school colors red, black, and white to show their school spirit

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Enjoying after-school programs at Center

Think Together, Girls on the Move, Flag Football​

Coffee with the Principal

red ribbon week: comfy clothes day

red ribbon week: band performance

Red Ribbon week: Paws off drugs poster

Students and staff "pledge to keep their hands of drugs" by putting their handprint on a long poster during lunch.

Avid Corner

In the AVID elective, students have an opportunity to participate in tutorials twice a week. Essentially what happens is students bring in problems they have trouble with in their core classes, and present them to the “tutorial” group. This group consists of 5-6 students and a college tutor. The problem is written up on a “tutorial request form” requiring the student to access “prior knowledge” about the problem, beforehand. The group then helps the student to solve the problem by using inquiry to “lead” the student to the solution, with the guidance of the tutor. Students take notes throughout the tutorial. After the student is done, the next student goes up from the group, and so on. This activity acts as a wonderful support to the achievement levels of AVID students in their core, academic classes.

avid corner

Center's AVID students present their future career PowerPoint at our annual AVID parent meeting.





Center Calendar

Halloween Costumes!!!

Your Measure K dollars are working at Center!

Having completed the critical roofing and heating/ventilation/air-conditioning (HVAC) projects last year, this summer the focus has been on upgrading the underground utilities, including plumbing, sewer, electrical and gas lines.  This will improve operations at Center and allow for the next steps in the modernization project.  In addition, a new HVAC unit is being installed to serve the multi-purpose room and kitchen area.

It’s a big job, and it’s taking a little longer than we hoped.  Our campus is still a construction zone.  So while work crews finish these important projects that will improve the safety and comfort of our students and staff for the long term, our immediate priority is to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone who comes to our school in the short term.

Brightly colored safety tape and temporary fencing will guide people away from hazardous work areas, and temporary restroom trailers
similar to this – not Porta-Potties! – have been installed until new sewer lines are connected and school restrooms open again.


Center's Instructional Aide Ms. Arlene Morales is recognized as...

Center's Classified Employee of the Year!​


Contact Us

Center Middle School

5500 North Cerritos Avenue

Azusa, CA 91702

(626) 815-5184


EMAIL Principal

Saida Valdez

EMAIL Assistant Principal

Adrian Acosta

EMAIL Secretary

Yolanda Alapizco 

EMAIL Counselor

Ana Sanchez

We Welcome Parents

When visiting our school you must check into the office.  You are welcome to visit, and we encourage you to volunteer.

If you need to check your child out early from school, please come to the office.  You need to sign them out, and we will call and have them come to the office.


Parent Engagement at Center Middle School: Not only do the parents support their children, but they also engage in weekly activities. This week's activity was to construct a family tree.

Center Middle School Hosts Unincorporated Azusa ​​Community Meeting

Board President Yolanda Rodriguez-Peña visits Center's STEM LAB

red ribbon week: crazy socks day

brain awareness week

Peachjar e-flyers

Center's Leadership class at Murray Elementary School

Center's Leadership class with their adviser​​ Miss Zabala visit Miss Gaytan's 4th grade class at Murray Elementary School to discuss middle school while doing an arts and crafts activity.

think together

Center's Think Together Girls Volleyball Team places 4th at Think Together's Regional Tournament. Karla Hernandez-Palacios receives the Sportsmanship Award for her team.

Canned food drive

Congratulations to the two homerooms that brought in the most canned food items! Both Mrs. O'Haney and Mrs. Ye's classes brought in a total of almost 500 canned goods!