Walter Colton Middle School, built in 1955, began as a junior high school serving grades seven through nine. In 2010, Colton was reconfigured as a middle school, after being a K-8 for 5 years, now educating over 725 students in grades six, seven, and eight. At Colton, students, parents, and staff all hold high expectations for one another. As a learning community, it is our deepest desire that all students learn and grow in a safe, nurturing environment that promotes literacy, fosters self-esteem, and challenges students to succeed. We strive to have all students realize their full potential to become productive citizens now and in the future.