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Santa Rosa Middle School

500 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: 707-890-3865    FAX: 707-890-3868

Grades: 7-8    Students: 640

Matlon, Jason, Principal​​
Buschman, Allegra-Anne, Assistant Principal
Ortiz, Aida M., School Secretary II

Note: Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the directory information. However SRCS makes no representations about the suitability of the information for any purpose and is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind.
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Mission Statement

Our mission at Santa Rosa Middle School is to create a safe, responsible, and respectful community that fosters an appreciation for diversity, supports varied learning styles, and recognizes the abilities of all students. Our goal is to support all students as they work to achieve district standards and to guide them in developing lifelong habits for success.


Academic Programs

Outstanding and rigorous academic programs are provided for every student. Courses include: Advanced English and history, academic English and history, English support curriculum for English Learners and students who need additional reading support, pre-algebra, algebra readiness, algebra, seventh grade life science, eighth grade physical science, and support math sections for students who need additional math instruction.

Physical Education Program

A “state of the art” physical education program is provided for all students. The program includes “Hopsports,” which is a multi-media, technology based, standards-compliant physical education program. Our “Cougar Fitness Lab” is fully equipped to provide cardiovascular instruction to students. “Fitness for Life” instruction provides a health based curriculum for all students.


A broad range of elective options are available to students, including the opportunity to take two electives if a student chooses to take zero period P.E. class. Electives courses include: Spanish, French, art, art-video, computers, advanced computers, living experience, drama, band/orchestra, Spanish literacy, leadership, and staff assistant.

Resource Specialist Program (RSP)

The Resource Specialist Program provides an individualized educational program to students who need academic support to access the required California standards based core curriculum. RSP classes are designed with the purpose of providing support for students who have been identified with learning challenges. Our goal is to bring the student’s level of achievement within the instructional range of the regular education classroom.

Special Day Class Program (SDC)

The Special Day Class Program is a self contained educational setting provided for students who demonstrate a significant discrepancy between intellectual ability and academic achievement.

Clubs and Organizations

GATE – activities include participation in math counts, Odyssey of the Mind, and many enrichment opportunities, including a variety of field trips

Cougars in the Wild – an outdoor education club

Lego Robotics Club

Student Government

Renaissance Academic Recognition

Multi-Cultural Club and Multi-Cultural Week

Guitar Club

Chess Club

Magic Club

Cup Stacking Club

After School Tutoring

After school tutoring in math and English is available for students who need additional support in those areas. This includes an on-line math tutorial in our computer lab. Tutoring is available after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Opportunities for Parent Involvement

SRMS offers a variety of opportunities for parents to be involved, including the following:
  • PFSO (Parent, Faculty, Student Organization)
  • ELAC (English Learners Advisory Council)
  • Multi-Cultural Week
  • Field Trips
  • Evening of the Arts and Sciences
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Campus Beautification
  • Site council

Mascot: Cougars

Motto: Safety, Respect, and Responsibility

Cougar Points of Pride

  • Sonoma State University’s Jack London Award
  • California State Golden Bell Award
  • California State Department of Education English Demonstration
  • Safe School Ambassadors
  • California League of Middle Schools Teachers of the Year
  • Excellence in Education Awards (Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce)
  • Rotary Club and Exchange Club grants
  • BEST program – Building Effective Schools Together
  • YMCA after school tutoring and enrichment programs
  • Outdoor Science Gardens ​