Sunnyvale Middle School
|Sunnyvale Middle School|
|1080 Mango Avenue
Sunnyvale, California, Santa Clara County, 94087-1728
|Motto||"Respect, Responsibility, Right Choices"|
|School district||Sunnyvale Elementary School District|
|Vice principal||Sue Kranich|
|Vice principal||Ron Gantvoort|
|Average class size||30|
|Color(s)||Blue and White|
|Website||Sunnyvale Middle School home page|
Sunnyvale Middle School is located in the Sunnyvale Elementary School District in Sunnyvale, California. It is one of the two grade 6–8 middle schools located in the ten-school district, the other being Columbia Middle School. The school mascot is a Spartan.
The school opened in the 1960s as Mango Junior High School. In 1982 the name was changed to Sunnyvale Junior High School and it became the only grade 7-8 junior high school in the district. In 1994 the school became Sunnyvale Middle School.
In 1992 and 1999, Sunnyvale Middle School was recognized as a California Distinguished School, an award given by the California State Board of Education to public schools within the state that best represent exemplary and quality educational programs.
During the 1999-2000 school year, the school was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. Based on the 2010 CST scores, Sunnyvale Middle School's API score was 843, an increase of 38 points from 2009.
Notable alumni include:
- Teri Hatcher (when the school was Mango Junior High School)
- 2006 Nobel Laureate in medicine, Dr. Andrew Fire (when the school was Mango Junior High School)
- Adragon De Mello (when the school was Sunnyvale Junior High School)
- Bill Green former United States Record Holder in Track and Field and 5th in the hammer throw in the 1984 Summer Olympics (attended when the school was Mango Junior High School)