Our campus began as 10 acres in what was then wilderness during the Great Depression. It grew as the beach communities matured. With the post-World War II growth boom in San Diego the school had grown so much that in 1950 it swapped places with the elementary school to reach its present location. The current larger campus covers 13.5 acres.
Over the years, we have expanded to add our two-story library, multi-use media center, counseling center, renovated science lab and design classrooms, and technology with one-to-one computing capacity throughout the school. Also part of the expansion is a comprehensive Physical and Health Education department with fields, courts, and a dance and fitness room. Stay tuned...We are the future site of the new beach area YMCA.
Located one mile north of SeaWorld and one mile east of the Pacific Ocean, our school features mature landscaping and beautiful murals and tile work that make it attractive and welcoming to students and to our community. The school's location is convenient to downtown San Diego, the beach communities, La Jolla and major freeways including Interstate 5, Interstate 8, and Highway 52
The school's appearance is pleasing and well-groomed, and students feel proud of their school and contribute to its cleanliness.
Providing safe and well-maintained schools is a top priority for the school district. To ensure that all classrooms and facilities are maintained in a manner that supports instruction, a scheduled maintenance program is administered by the district.
To further support learning enrichment, a variety of indoor and outdoor areas are available for students including a beautiful school garden, a large auditorium, a music and band room, and a vibrant and well-stocked library. The covered lunch area opens to an amphitheater where students gather during school and programs are held throughout the year. Teachers have access to a centralized workroom, a multi-purpose media room, a staff lounge, a professional development office, and a room for adaptive physical education. There is no other place like PB Middle!