Designated in 2010 as a Priority School, the new Fern Bacon
Middle School is on course for change and excellence! Critical to
our transformative work has been changing the school culture and
climate, creating structures and systems and developing programs
and policies to align our work and yield substantial
Our instructional model is based on student achievement data,
frequent progress monitoring and research-based school-wide
practices that provide access for all students. In addition
to intervention support and Gifted and Talented classes, Fern
Bacon provides many enriching after-school clubs and support
programs. One of our hallmark programs is the S.T.A.R.
Academy, a Saturday program which provides six weeks of study
designed to prepare college bound students for academic success
and student empowerment.
We, at Fern Bacon Middle School believe, “As a result of
rigorous, high quality first instruction, evidence-based
practices, and authentic relationships, students will achieve
tremendous academic growth and demonstrate preparedness for
college / career pathways.”
Fern Huston Bacon, one of this area’s leading women educators,
was a person of many accomplishments. She was not only an
excellent administrator and teacher, but quoting from an article
in the Sacramento Bee at the time of her retirement in March
1965, “If Fern Bacon had not spent 40 years teaching children and
building schools in the Pacific School District, she might have
been an accomplished pianist, a registered nurse, a champion
skier or even a pretty good cowpoke on a California Ranch”.
Fern Bacon Middle School is a place where real learning will take
place. The staff at Fern Bacon is committed to supporting
students in a variety of ways to ensure students achieve the
highest standard of academic success. Students will have
positive experiences and they will feel like they belong.
Students will do their part to become invested in their school
and to take advantage of the many opportunities Fern Bacon Middle
School has to offer.