• Our School

    Camerado Springs serves sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students in the Buckeye Union School District. We are dedicated to creating a learning environment that enables students to achieve their maximum potential in academic performance, critical thinking skills, expressive talents, physical development, social and emotional growth, and use of technology. At Camerado we have high expectations for student achievement. We are committed to providing students with a solid academic background in a safe and supportive environment. We challenge students through an academic curriculum that requires them to apply skills and knowledge to meet district and state standards. Our intent is to build an academic foundation that will allow students to be successful in high school and beyond.  Camerado Springs Middle School opened in September 1976 as the first middle school in the Buckeye Union School District. The majority of the campus had a full modernization of the facilities in 2007-2008, improving classroom facilities, technology upgrades, and improvements to the grounds to make it ADA compliant. The remaining facilities were modernized in the summer of 2012. In the Spring of 2017, Camerado Springs was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School by the California Department of Education.

    While we emphasize academics, we understand that early adolescence is a time of change, and students need guidance and support to succeed. During the middle grades, students need to feel included, welcomed, safe, and secure at school. We have a consistent and well-communicated discipline plan and a reward program in place for students who exhibit good behavior.

    Mission Statement

    • Camerado Springs is a safe and positive place to be – a place where students and staff are proud to belong. 
    • Camerado Springs is a school where students and teachers respect and value each other.
    • Camerado Springs works as a team to support our students and each other.
    • Camerado Springs has a challenging curriculum and high expectations based on student needs. 
    • Camerado Springs provides many opportunities to expand learning.
    • Camerado Springs inspires students with a love of learning.

    Climate for Learning

    Students at Camerado Springs Middle School are guided by specific rules and classroom expectations that promote respect, cooperation, courtesy and acceptance of others. Parents and students are informed of school rules and discipline policies via the website, mailers, e-mail, school messenger phone system (Blackboard Connect), and the Student Handbook with the school's policies distributed at the beginning of the year. Parents are able to view student grades online via the E-School Plus Home Access Center. Camerado Springs Middle School has begun the initial roll-out of a new school-wide disciplinary program based on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is an application of a behaviorally based systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the fit or link between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs. At Camerado Springs we encourage our students to follow the Wildcat's Pride Expectations: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. The staff continues to work to develop a program that is aligned with the state content standards in all subject areas. Included in the program is a comprehensive assessment and accountability component. The results of all assessments are used to identify areas of need to refine instruction. Camerado Springs Middle School uses the following programs and practices to support our under-performing students:


    • “Solutions” - an academic opportunity class held after school
    • 6th-8th “Homework Club” - lunch time/after school
    • “MobyMax” - remediation for students with failing grades during extended holidays (Thanksgiving, winter, spring, and summer breaks)
    • “Curriculum Support” period offering remediation in language arts and math
    • "Language! Live" - Reading Intervention classes for below grade level readers
    • Math intervention program
    • Differentiation/remediation strategies within the regular instructional day
    • Parent/Community volunteers
    • Accelerated Reader - reading comprehension program
    • Co-Teaching
    • Rosetta Stone - English language development program

    Extracurricular Activities and Student Recognition

    While we emphasize academics, we understand that early adolescence is a time of change, and students need guidance and support to succeed. During the middle grades, students need to feel included, welcomed, safe, and secure at school. We have a consistent and well-communicated discipline plan and a reward program in place for students who exhibit good behavior.

    Students are encouraged to participate in the school's additional academic and extracurricular activities, which are an integral part of the educational programs in hopes of promoting positive attitudes, encouraging achievement, and aiding in the prevention of behavioral problems. Extracurricular activities, clubs, sports, and programs include: Band, Oral Interpretation, Yearbook, Jazz Band, Odyssey of the Mind, Chess Club, Robotics, Student Council, Spanish, Spelling Bee, Hands-4-Hope Community Service Club, Game Board Club, Boys and Girls Volleyball, Boys and Girls Basketball, Track and Field, and Cross Country.

    The school recognizes and celebrates the achievements and successes of student and staff on a regular basis. Students are recognized for their achievements with the Wildcat's Pride Cards, Student Recognition Postcards, Trimester Awards Assemblies, 100 Merit Events, Major Awards Assemblies, and Accelerated Reader Recognition awards/events.