Utterback Middle School

School Photos - 8th Grade Promotion
The Unicorns had a great send-off with family and friends from the Fox Theatre on May 23. Several people got a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Raul Grijalva's office, including a surprise one for Principal Taranika Sanders. Rep. Juan Ciscomani delivered a video address and talked about being a graduate of both Utterback and Rincon High School.
An Utterback student shakes hands as he receives his 8th grade diploma
Utterback Principal Taranika Sanders smiles as she receives her award
8th grade students clap in the audience
A student reaches out his hand to shake as he receives his 8th grade diploma
Three 8th grade girls laugh in the audience during the ceremony
Upcoming Events

Our Calendar & District Calendars     

All schools and District offices are closed.
7/23/2024 - 7/26/2024
New teachers and principals report to their school.
7/29/2024 - 7/31/2024
Teachers report to their school.
First day of classes.
School Information
School Photos - AVID Demonstration School
Utterback Middle School has been named an AVID Demonstration School! Hosting the AVID team for a tour to share the exciting news highlights the hard work and passion that Utterback has invested in creating a supportive and college-bound environment. With only three AVID Demonstration schools in the entire state of Arizona, Utterback's accomplishment speaks volumes about the school's commitment to empowering students and preparing them for success in both college and future careers through the transformative AVID program.
Utterback's principal leads the AVID team on a school tour
Students write on the whiteboard
Utterback teachers gather around a light up AVID sign and a banner reading AVID National Demonstration School
Two teachers smile in a blue frame with balloons saying AVID DEMO next to them
An Utterback staff member in a shirt that says They Never Saw Us Coming sits facing the principal
What Makes Us Special!
Thank you for considering Utterback as your middle school. We are a proud 6-8 grade campus with so much to offer your student.

Your student will have a seven period schedule every day. This will include the four main content courses along with three electives. Our teachers build relationships with their students and encourage them to do their best. We want the students to have a safe and positive day while at school and still be pushed in their academics. We have a bell to bell teaching model that maximizes your students' time in their classes. We offer rigorous, relevant, and engaging lessons, and all of our teachers believe that every single student can succeed.  

Some things that set us apart from other schools; we have nine different electives for your students to choose from, plus two intervention classes.  Our electives range from dance and drama to lego tech and computers. One of our electives is AVID, which is a college and career readiness program. This is our sixth year of having AVID on our campus and we are the first and only AVID site of distinction in TUSD. We are also the only OMA Middle School, where we incorporate the arts into our content classes. We truly believe there is something for everyone here at Utterback.

If you would like a tour of the campus, please feel free to call or just stop in. We cannot wait to meet you!

AVID School Site of Distinction, Recognized for excellence in Instruction and College and career readiness