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Academic and Social Success for All

Welcome to Mission Hill Middle School, home of the Mavericks! Proud to be the first public school in Santa Cruz, Mission Hill’s outstanding faculty and staff have been educating students for over 150 years.

MHMS is dedicated to providing the highest level of academic excellence in an environment that nurtures all aspects of a child’s development. The Maverick community takes pride in motivating students, involving parents and utilizing the exceptional talents of an outstanding faculty and staff.

MH is a great place to experience your middle school journey.  Middle school is a time of learning, excelling, change, growth, and fun.  Everyone is safe, known well, and cared for at Mission Hill Middle School.  Students can expect to meet new friends, have new classes, and participate in extra curricular activities like arts academy, clubs, and sports teams.  Welcome Mavericks!


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Materials & School Supply List

If you would like to get a head start on purchasing some of the school supplies your child will need for the 2014-15 school year, please see the lists below.

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MHMS Magazine Fundraiser Begins Tuesday, September 16th!

Today, September 16th marks the kickoff of our annual Magazine sales fundraiser! All the funds of this fundraiser go directly to our student groups, clubs, and activities on campus. For example, dances, yearbooks, student awards, and lunchtime activities hosted by our student leadership are all funded by this fundraiser. Students will be bringing home more information today!

Drive for Schools at MHMS!

Tickets will be available for only $5 each and will be coming home with your MHMS students.  Mission Hill gets to keep every single penny it raises through this fundraiser.  Watch for more information and tickets coming home this month.


This year the Grand Prize winner will have their choice of a brand new Toyota Prius or Subaru Outback including tax, title, and license. And, if the winner isn't in the market for a new car, they'll be awarded $25,000 in cash instead! And new this year, in honor of the 10th anniversary of Drive For Schools, an additional ten $1,000 cash prizes, plus over 100 additional prizes will be awarded!


Mission Hill PTA Direct Appeal

Support Mission Hill


With eScrip and the power of YOU, our group earns cash rewards when you do what you do anyway – shop! It’s free, it’s easy, and it’s rewarding!

3 Easy Ways to Earn for Our Group

  1. Sign Up/Add Card
  2. eScript Online Mail
  3. eScript Visa


New Leaf Cards!

Coming soon….New Leaf cards can be transitioned from your previous school to MHMS.

Magazine Sales Support Many MHMS Programs



Money from the magazine drive helps to support the Mission Hill ASB and school-wide programs like: the student store, the Leadership class, the AVID Elective classes, Yearbook, MH Awards program & our Student of the Grading Period awards program. It also goes to supporting our on-going clubs.