Principal's Message

Dear Chaparral Parents and Guardians, 

On behalf of the staff, I would like to welcome you to Chaparral Middle School. Chaparral Middle School is a high-powered school that prides itself on putting a focus on each individual student every day. Our goal is to provide a strong overall experience for our students that includes a variety of academic offerings catering to multiple learning styles. In addition, we offer a powerful student activities program through our Leadership and ASB, complemented by numerous student clubs, as well as strong technology, arts, and athletics programs. 

Chaparral has a long tradition of overall excellence. Most recently, Chaparral was recognized as a 2016 NAMM National Music Support School. Chaparral also received this recognition in 2015, along with a California Department of Education Gold Ribbon School Award, as well as a 2015 California Department of Education Exemplary Arts School designation. These accomplishments go nicely with Chaparral's multiple designations as a California Department of Education Distinguished School, our two California School Board Association Golden Bell Awards, and of course, our US Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools Award. Each year, we are ranked by multiple sources as one of the top middle schools in the State of California, and indeed, in the entire United States of America.

Chaparral students are promoted to Diamond Bar High School ready to take on the many challenges that face them. They can do this due to the work ethic learned while at Chaparral. Our accomplishments are evident in many separate areas; in our numerous arts accolades, our award winning academic programs, through athletic championships, and most recently in our latest CAASPP achievements in which over 80 percent of Chaparral students were considered at or beyond grade level expectations in all content areas. Our success is a testament to the hard work of the students, staff and community. 

As 2016 begins, Chaparral is proud to open our doors following a multi-million-dollar renovation to our campus that now gives us a facility to match the instruction happening in our classrooms…21st century and state of the art. I invite you to learn more about our 21st Century Classroom Initiative by following this
link.

Despite our successes, we realize that there is still work to be done. As a learning community, we will strive to improve. Please join the staff at Chaparral Middle School as we focus on continued improvement by challenging yourself to look for areas of personal growth and pushing forward along with us. I feel certain that you will like the results!

 Sincerely,

Ron Thibodeaux, Principal