Woodland Park Middle School

Cultivating leadership, compassion, and perseverance

Our Vision and Mission as a School

As part of the San Marcos Unified School District, we continue to strive to provide a clear and focused mission; strong educational leadership; a climate for high expectations 101' students and staff; a positive, safe, and orderly environment; place an emphasis on student attainment of essential and basic skills; solicit quality relations with parents and the community; and conduct frequent monitoring of student progress.

We at Woodland Park Middle School believe that all students can learn and that teachers promote learning. We insure that the students will master the curriculum of the San Marcos Unified School District. Students will be held accountable for and demonstrate responsible behavior. They will develop a positive self-image, self-motivation and social and cooperative skills. We will create and maintain a safe, effective and caring environment in 'which students will acquire these skills.

Our School Motto

"I am responsible for myself!"

The Woodland Way

Woodland Park students and staff value learning. We are present and prepared for learning and teaching. In the classroom, we are scholars, facilitators and life-long learners who employ creativity, cooperation, communication and critical thinking. We have Bulldog pride and treat others with dignity and respect. We are leaders and have a commitment to being active participants in the school community.


School Site
Woodland Park Middle School, one of three middle schools 10 the San Marcos Unified School District, is located adjacent to a popular park in San Marcos, surrounded by small, single family homes built in the sixties. The facility consists of eight separate buildings completed 111 1997 after an eighteen million dollar renovation of the former Woodland Park Elementary School, a fixture in the community for nearly 30 years.

While the city of San Marcos is growing rapidly with industry and housing, the Woodland Park neighborhood maintains a small town feeling with a relatively stable population. Woodland Park is home to more than 1,400 students in grades six, seven and eight who attend school on a modified year round, trimester schedule. School demographics show that 48 percent of our students are Caucasian, 43% are Hispanic, and the remaining 9% are African American, Asian or Filipino. Within the student body, 21 percent of our students are English Language Learners and 39% come from low-income families.