Welcome mat

Challenger will host four campus tours this year primarily directed toward parents who are interested in enrolling their student at Challenger for the 2018-2019 school year.  Students are welcome to accompany their parent.  The tour will begin with a brief introduction to the campus and key staff personnel and continue with our students from our ASB student leadership course guiding the way.  While on the tour of the campus, visitors will get a chance to visit 2-3 classrooms and ask questions which our ASB students will answer from a student perspective.  The tour finishes with a question/a

William Howard Taft Middle School

Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement

All Taft Middle School students will promote to high school with skills, motivation, curiosity, and resilience to succeed in their choice of high school, college and/or career in order to lead and participate in the society of tomorrow.

SBAC Test Schedule

It is very important that every student take the yearly assessments known as the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Tests to assess student progress.  This year, students will be taking the test during a lengthed period 1 from 7:15-8:50 AM.  In addition, students in grades 6 and 8 will be administered a math test to assist the school in placing them in the correct math courses for the upcoming school year.  When making plans for doctor appointments and other school absences, please keep the following dates in mind:

TPES offers parent tours in January, February & March. Please check the shortcut links in December for the opportunity to sign up.


  It's a rare Election Day in San Diego when voter turnout reaches above 50%, but on Friday, September 22, Carver Elementary had a rousing 98% of  2nd through 5th graders turn up to the polling booths in the Library to cast their ballots for this years Student Council.  The week long campaign ended on Friday morning with student speeches in the auditorium for all eligible voters (2nd thru 5th grade).  A record 32 students ended up on the ballot and giving speeches which showed their u