Menu
  • Employee Resources
  • Language
    Stay

Close

Gifted & Talented

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers gifted & talented programming.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. Each of our schools provides programming for high-ability learners through a variety of programing practices, including curriculum compacting, content acceleration, and flexible and cluster grouping. For students whose needs are more intensive than can be met in the traditional classroom setting, the District offers the center-based Discovery Program.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the Gifted & Talented pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-and-talented.

Close

English Language Development

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers a English Language Development program.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. English learners are served through a variety of programming options based on their individual learning needs. Practices include collaboration, coaching, co-teaching, and direct English language development and content instruction.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the English Language Development pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/English-Language-Development.

Close

Literacy InterventionLiteracy Intervention

You have indicated that your student may require literacy support.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to their teachers or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Literacy Intervention programming by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/educational-programming-and-services/literacy-in....

Close

Special Education

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers special education services.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners, including those who have Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plans.

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

If you believe your student may require additional support, begin by speaking to a teacher or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Special Education department by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/special-education.

Close

Gifted & Talented

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers gifted & talented programming.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. Each of our schools provides programming for high-ability learners through a variety of programing practices, including curriculum compacting, content acceleration, and flexible and cluster grouping. For students whose needs are more intensive than can be met in the traditional classroom setting, the District offers the center-based Discovery Program.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the Gifted & Talented pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-and-talented.

Close

English Language Development

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers a English Language Development program.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. English learners are served through a variety of programming options based on their individual learning needs. Practices include collaboration, coaching, co-teaching, and direct English language development and content instruction.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the English Language Development pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/English-Language-Development.

Close

Literacy InterventionLiteracy Intervention

You have indicated that your student may require literacy support.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to their teachers or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Literacy Intervention programming by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/educational-programming-and-services/literacy-in....

Close

Special Education

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers special education services.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners, including those who have Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plans.

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

If you believe your student may require additional support, begin by speaking to a teacher or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Special Education department by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/special-education.

Main Wrapper

Mesa Middle School

Add to Favorites

High above Castle Rock, nestled amongst the canyons, trails, and open spaces, stands Mesa Middle School. Mesa is an International Baccalaureate recognized school with academic rigor. The instant you enter the front doors you enter into a world of exploration. Mesa Middle School boasts 80% after school participation rate, into a variety of sports and a multitude of clubs. “I appreciate the welcoming and community feel at Mesa. The teachers and staff at Mesa get to know my children and make them feel like an important part of something. They encourage them to do their best, and they meet the needs of my children as individuals.” (Parent of a 7th and 8th grade student) Mesa is an amazing school! I have had the privilege of having 2 of my children go through Mesa, and now my 3rd child is in her first year there. My kids have taken away so many good experiences, both academically and socially, and they will have these memories for a lifetime! (Parent of former and current students)

Sidebar

School at a Glance
Strand: 
International Baccalaureate
Home of the: 
Bears
Calendar: Conventional
7:30am - 2:45pm
  • Follow Us
Video

School At A Glance

365 N Mitchell Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
United States
Phone: (303)387-4750
Fax: (303)387-4751
Principal Name: Anthony Jackowski
Mascot: Bears
Strand: International Baccalaureate
School Start Time: 7:30am
School End Time: 2:45pm

School Life

School Size: 
Large
Neighborhood Feeder
Open Enrollment Status: Not Currently Accepting
School Amenities and Building Resources
School Amenities
Counseling Center
Mesa Middle School counselors are guided by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model, which provides a framework for a comprehensive, data-driven school-counseling program. Mesa counselors support students in three domains: academic, social/emotional, and career exploration. Counselors understand the unique developmental needs of middle school students. Through the comprehensive and developmental school-counseling program, counselors work as a team member with students, staff, parents, and community members to create a trusting, caring, and supportive climate in which Mesa students can achieve academic and personal success.
Innovation Spaces
The Library Media Center has a lot to offer in addition to its huge collection of books. We have 38 computers and 12 iPads. For presentations, there is a stage, two monitors, an interactive white board, and a green room. There is an area of comfy chairs so students can relax while they enjoy a book or do their work. To top it all off, almost all of the furniture, including the bookshelves, are mobile, so the space can be rearranged to fit the needs of the students and teachers.
Library Media Center
The Library Media Center is a partially traditional library with many enhancements, and has a lot to offer including to its huge book collection. Almost all of the furniture, including the bookshelves, are mobile, so the space can be rearranged to fit the needs of the students and teachers.
School Tech Center
TSA club as well as classes offered use our high tech state-of-the-art technology area.
Tech Lab
Resources
Advisement
Middle School Transition Program
Middle School Transition Description: 
The Mesa Middle School "New Beginnings" transition program is a 3-day opportunity designed to provide a positive transition experience for incoming 7th grade students. Students develop personal connections with fellow incoming 7th grade students and Mesa Middle School staff members. "New Beginnings" also provides students with opportunities to: ➢ Navigate the building ➢ Learn about Athletics and Activities ➢ Learn how to successfully manage student workload ➢ Understand techniques for Student Success ➢ Feel comfortable using lock for P.E. ➢ Utilize a Student Planner ➢ And much more!
Summer School
The Mesa Middle School "New Beginnings" transition program is a 3-day opportunity designed to provide a positive transition experience for incoming 7th grade students. Students develop personal connections with fellow incoming 7th grade students and Mesa Middle School staff members. "New Beginnings" also provides students with opportunities to: ➢ Navigate the building ➢ Learn about Athletics and Activities ➢ Learn how to successfully manage student workload ➢ Understand techniques for Student Success ➢ Feel comfortable using lock for P.E. ➢ Utilize a Student Planner ➢ And much more!
Student Wellness
District-Level: Prevention & School Culture
Retreats
Empowerment Overnight Retreat
Quick Facts
School Type: 
Although we are a neighborhood school, we welcome students and parents who are interested in the International Baccalaureate (IB) experience.
Calendar: Conventional
7:30am - 2:45pm
Time Allotment
Technology: 
The Design Department offers a variety of classes. Daily broadcasts are created, as well as the yearbook, coding, build robots and computer games. Tech classes afford the opportunity for students to explore their areas of interest. Courses: Tech Digital Media 7; Tech Computer Essentials 7; Intro to Electronic Publishing; Tech Multimedia Prod 8; Tech E-Pub; Multimedia Prod/Broadcasting; Tech Ed 7; Tech Ed 8. Students in the Art Department do more than just create beautiful works of art, they use their art to benefit others. Students have had the opportunity to choose a charity of focus for their artwork to either raise awareness or funds for their chosen charity. One evening event hosted by Mesa Artists raised over $1,200 to fund micro-loans for 93 people in 30 countries. Students are able to guide the direction of their projects and collaborate with others and the community members to create artwork that matters!
Information Technology
Mesa Middle School is very committed to Technology and 21st Century Learning. Every classroom is equipped with built in ceiling projectors, document cameras, and surround sound PA systems. Mesa Middle School has a total of 596 Computers. There are 550 Chromebooks and 206 iPads for student use. We also have 18 interactive boards throughout the school. Mesa Middle School takes pride in having technology equipment available to any student at any time during the day. With a total of 1296 devices, we are a 1:1 school.
Personally Owned Devices Allowed
Students are be able to use devices that fit their learning styles best, when and where needed. Increased access of hardware impacts the network in a manner that requires a manageable, safe and secure internet access experience. IT provides minimum hardware requirements to successfully access the network access to the internet for student's Personally Owned Devices. Device support, software, installation of software, and anti-virus are all the responsibility of the device owner.
Support Staff
Building Resource Teacher
Mentor Teacher
Professional Learning Specialist

Support Services

Nutrition Services
Nutritional Services: 
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Transportation
Transportation
As per district policy, Mesa has a walking radius of two miles. Students who live within the radius usually walk, bike, skateboard, or get a ride/carpool to school. Outside of the two mile radius, students are eligible for bus transportation. Students obtain a Z-Pass from the Transportation Department, which charges 50 cents per ride.

Personalized Learning

Meeting the Unique Needs of All Learners

The Douglas County School District is dedicated to serving a full continuum of learners, where students feel safe, valued and connected in order to reach their highest potential.

English Language Development

ESL specialists and content teachers make instructional decisions to ensure that English Language development and content learning occurs throughout the school day.

Gifted and Talented

Gifted education contact will collaborate and/or consult with classroom teachers to appropriately extend the content for identified gifted learners.

Literacy Intervention

Content teachers and literacy interventionists collaborate to provide specialized reading and writing support.

Health Services

Providing for the needs of students with an emphasis on those with health challenges, so that all students have an equal opportunity to excel.

In a multi-tiered system of support, Health Services provides:

  • Medical training and support to school personnel
  • Prevention efforts for communicable diseases
  • Advocacy for students with health concerns
  • Implementation of accommodations so students can focus on learning, including case management for students with intensive care needs

School nurses are healthcare connectors who keep students in classrooms, ready to learn.

Special Education

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

School Performance

State Testing
Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

Math

Seventh grade: 60% Proficient and Advanced

Eighth grade: 60% Proficient and Advanced

Reading

Seventh grade: 73% Proficient and Advanced

Eighth grade: 72% Proficient and Advanced

Writing

Seventh grade: 66% Proficient and Advanced

Eighth grade: 56% Proficient and Advanced

Parent Involvement

Average Annual Volunteer Hours Donated: 
1,000
Although Mesa Middle School has not calculated the exact number of hours parent have volunteered of their time, we strive to be working as partners, to put the needs of the students first and foster a collaborative environment. So, how have parents been involved at Mesa Middle School? Here’s how: ➢ Parent help at practice and provide rides for the Color Guard ➢ Parents are invited to provide feedback for unit planners ➢ The Black and Gold Theatre has a strong tradition of parents who help with various roles as volunteers for shows. Parents help with tickets, concessions, ushering, costumes, props, and snacks, coordinate a cast/crew party for our students at the end of each show ➢ Thespian Troupe #89186 feedback to students as they work on performance pieces, and chaperone our annual trips to the State and National conferences ➢ Drama Classes parents are invited to their students' performances ➢ Career Day - The Counseling team hosts this event and has an all call out to parents ➢ We ask parents to participate as authentic audience members when students present their final projects. ➢ Mesa Middle School encourages parents to participate in National Education Week by shadowing their student for a day ➢ Parent help and support is always appreciated in the Athletic program. Parents typically volunteer to help work games (keep score, run an event, etc..), and if needed, volunteer coach (with Coach approval). ➢ Participants of Parent Teacher Organization ➢ Participants of School Accountability Committee ➢ Help with hearing and vision testing ➢ Help organize, promote, keep track of fundraisers
School Accountability Committee
WHAT IS S.A.C.??? Created by state statue in the 1970’s, these committees are comprised of parents, teachers, administrators, students, and community members. The focus of this committee is to inform, encourage, and provide opportunities for all stakeholders to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes. School Advisory Committee (SAC): • Represent the community point of view • Make recommendations and/or give advice to the principal • Focus on needs and concerns of the school’s community • Review various components of the school program and advise the principal as to how well these meet the school and community needs • Designate a representative to the District Advisory Committee • Adopt by-laws consistent with the District’s organizational guidelines • Conduct a regular needs assessments/survey for the formulation of school improvement goals • Cooperatively develop areas of study based upon school baseline data and school profile information • Help in the development and implementation of the school improvement plan • Serve to facilitate the communications to the community and to the District Advisory Committee meet other requirements as indicated in state law • Meet on a monthly basis at a time when the majority of all members of the community can attend • Open its meetings to the public, and publish the time, date and location of the meetings. This group meets quarterly.
Parent Teacher Organization
The Douglas County Educational Foundation is comprised of school-based chapters of Parent Teacher Organizations, created to provide resources that enrich the educational opportunities of students within their specific schools. A site-based volunteer committee representing the parents, staff, administration and community manages each school chapter. Mesa Middle School’s PTO meets 6 times per year, on the third Wednesday of the month. The meetings dates and times are posted on the Mesa calendar.
PTO: Frequency: 
Monthly