Utterback Middle School
Dear Utterback Family,
It is with sadness that I tell you about a loss to our school community. On Saturday, February 18, 2024 around noon, 8th grade student, Jazmin Tanco Brito, along with her sister Liliana and parents Yesenia and Jose were killed in a car accident while traveling to their family ranch in Agua Prieta Mexico.
Utterback's administrative team has been working with TUSD Leadership and the Coordinator of TUSD Counseling to ensure that we provide every means of support and assistance to all the students, along with our staff. Our counselors are available to help staff and any student who is struggling with death or other issues that may surface.
Grief Counseling Services
- 8:50 am - 3:50 pm – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
- 8:50 am - 2:50 pm – Wed (Early Dismissal)
- Bell Schedule
If absent, please call 520-225-3500 to alert our attendance clerk. Arizona State Law requires that you report all student absences.
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!
- Highlights: Talks with students and staff and Principal Sanders, presents awards
- Heather Commerford, 6th Grade ELA Teacher – Legendary Teacher Nominee and Superintendent's Certificate of Excellence
- Fabian, Student – Superintendent's Certificate of Excellence
- Featured Student Programs: AVID, OMA and Verizon Innovative Learning Lab