Location and Community
Miller Creek Middle School is located just outside the city limits of San Rafael, California. It serves the communities of Lucas Valley, Marinwood, and Terra Linda. One of four schools in the Dixie School District, it was originally constructed in 1964. Nestled within the beautiful hills of Marin County, we have Miller Creek running behind the campus, oaks and bay trees surrounding the campus, and the historic Dixie School House at our entrance. We have over 34 classrooms, a gym, performing arts stage, band room, orchestra room, choir room, two computer centers, the world-famous Creek Cafe, and a state-of-the-art library/media center. Our school receives active and generous support from our parent community, Can Do!, and the Miller Creek Home and School Club.
Miller Creek currently serves just over 600 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. We run a seven period day from 8:00 to 3:00 M,T,Th,F and a shortened day each Wednesday from 8:00 to 2:00. Miller Creek has been recognized as a California Distinguished School forj times, 1996, 2001, 2005 and most recently in 2013.
Currently, Miller Creek is staffed with 38 credentialed teachers (including a full-time librarian), 7 instructional assistants, 1 site technology assistant, 2 administrators, 3 office support personnel, 2 full-time counselors, and part-time speech therapist. District support includes part-time psychologist, nurse, technology coordinator and more! The entire Dixie District works collaboratively to support continual professional development, improvement, and learning. Each year, district staff attend conferences (local, state and national), research best practices, and implement innovative that support student success. 18 of our teachers have participated and completed the eight-day Apple Education Training.
Miller Creek maintains a wireless campus serving over 150 iMac and Macbook computers. Well over half of our classrooms are equipped with LCD projectors. Students have access to both the Internet and innovative technological tools. SMARTBOARDS are used in all of our science classrooms 6 thru 8. These tools allow our "digital" students to demonstrate learning and creativity, access global information, and communicate with the world. Student information and assessment is managed school-wide using both the Aeries and SchoolLoop software systems.