John Muir
Middle School
707 Letts Ave., Corcoran, CA 93212
John Muir Wildcats. Today is a great day to learn.

Welcome to the Home of the Wildcats

PBIS Gold School medalWelcome to the Internet home of John Muir Middle School—where we prepare our students to fulfill our motto: We ARE future high school graduates! Our school is located in the central region of San Joaquin Valley, a beautiful, rich, and highly fertile area of central California. JMMS is one of six schools in the Corcoran Unified School District. We serve approximately 800 students in sixth through eighth grades. The John Muir wildcats are united by a love of learning. Both the student body and our enthusiastic teachers and staff members strive to meet each new challenge with a determined attitude while respecting one another, school property, and most importantly, ourselves. 

We designed our new school website to be a helpful resource for the parents, students, teachers, and community members of JMMS. Please spend some time exploring the pages of our site to learn more about our school vision, keep up with the latest news and events, or check out our photo gallery to get a glimpse of the exciting lives of our wildcats in action.

A Message from Our Principal

John Muir Families,

Due to the continued outbreak of COVID-19, we are unable to return students to school. We are going to be using distance learning to continue the education of our students. Please understand that we are instructing your students virtually from a distance. They are not in online school nor are they being homeschooled. This fall will look much different from the spring. Your student will need to log in to their classes each day and will have a day that looks much like regular school day except they will be home and will be interacting with their teachers and students via Zoom and other web interactive platforms. If the student is having trouble getting the Zoom link, they should first check the Google Classroom, then email the teacher.

Here is a copy of the schedule we will follow:

2020 John Muir Middle School Distance Bell Schedules

2020 John Muir Middle School Distance Bell Schedule

Period 1: 8:00–8:40 a.m.
Period 2: 8:45–9:25 a.m.
Period 3: 9:30–10:10 a.m.
Break: 10:10–10:20 a.m.
Period 4: 10:20–11:00 a.m.
Period 5: 11:05–11:45 a.m.
Period 6: 11:50 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Lunch: 12:30–1:05 p.m.
Period 7: 1:05–1:45 p.m.
Reading Plus, Imagine Math: 1:45–3:15 p.m. 

  • Students will work from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. on Imagine Math, Reading Plus, and myOn and are available during that time to check-in or work with teachers. 
  • Teachers work from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. contacting students and helping students on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

From 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. students need to spend 20 to 30 minutes on Reading Plus and 20 to 30 minutes on Imagine Math. Students can access these programs through the Clever App on their iPad. It is extremely important that students do both of these programs as they will help us track progress and help us make up any losses of learning from last spring. They can spend any additional time reading on myOn or meeting with teachers. 

Our office is available to call for questions at (559) 992-8886 should you need help with a device, using a router to get internet for your child, or any other school issues. 

We want all parents and students to know about our district meal distribution program. The district will distribute lunches at Mark Twain, Brett Harte, and John C. Fremont from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Students will be in attendance-based classes until 1:45 p.m. at John Muir and until 1:30 p.m. at the elementary schools, which is why we have the later times. You will need the child's student number to get a meal this year. Please remain in your vehicle when you pick up the meal.

Thank you,

Dave Whitmore

Dave Whitmore
Principal