At Midland Elementary School we believe it is our moral imperative to prepare our students to become productive members of our global society. The vision of college readiness has become a living, breathing facet of all that we believe for children, and plays a significant role in our school culture. College readiness is not the expectation that all students will attend college, but instead, it is the belief that we must prepare all students to have a full range of postsecondary education and training options available to them after high school. The skill set for a successful future looks a lot like the skill set required to gain entrance into college; and at the Elementary School level, this vision translates to working toward ensuring that each student meets and/or exceeds proficiency of grade level standards.
Some of the college readiness activities at Midland include, but are not limited to: wearing college clothing every Monday to set the tone for a great week of academic learning; adopting a four-year college and/or university in every classroom on campus; building our “College Knowledge” together as we share interesting and fun facts about the colleges we’ve adopted on our campus; and reciting our college cheers at our Rattlers Rocks! assemblies.Midland Elementary School, home of the Rattlers, is the oldest school in the Poway Unified School District and was established in 1925. We moved into a brand new facility in March, 2006. We serve approximately 624 kindergarten through fifth grade students from the east side of the Poway Unified School District, which is located in northern San Diego County.