Pacific Beach

Middle School

An International Baccalaureate World School

PB Middle International Baccalaureate World School...How We Ride the Wave of Excellence!
Sample Testimonials
"What a rich, caring environment..." from Rockridge Middle, Vancouver, B.C.
“Dear Mrs. Meng, Our family just wanted to say thanks to you and all the great faculty and staff involved in last night's Math and Science Night and today's awards ceremony.  We have been very impressed with our experience at PBMS and appreciate all the hard work that goes into making it such a great school." - PB Middle family
"It is with sincere gratitude that I write this email to thank you for making my daughter's transition to middle school an enjoyable experience.  They system that you are using works because she found her footing by the middle of week one. She feeds off of your love for students and education. Please do not underestimate the power of your involvement with our children. They enjoy the personal stories of your challenges and experiences. You are as important as her parents because you spend more time with her during a week than either her dad or I.  [My child] has a great deal of respect and admiration for each of you. I am grateful for the academic rigor and the professionalism required in the academic and music education programs. [My child] has grown in every area from day one until present.  I never worry about her when she is at school.  I know that she is safe, challenged, and supported. I rave about our Mission Bay Cluster Schools every chance that I get."  Sincerely,  Katina Evans

Sample Awards and Distinctions

  • Campaign for Business & Education Excellence Honor Roll School for 2014
  • California IB Spotlight School: California Association of IB World School  
  • California IB Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Lindsay-Dial Language and Literature Teacher
  • California IB Teacher of the Year: Mr. Sloan Mathematics Teacher
  • California IB Teacher of the Year: Ms. Martinez Physical and Health Education Teacher (on year leave)
  • California IB Student of the Year: Miss Hannah Bloom (now at MBHS)
  • California IB Teacher Training Award: Mr. Booz & Mr. Remillard (now at MBHS)
  • Governor's Award for Excellence in Physical Education: Mr. Gildehaus
  • National Board Certification: Ms. Hensen & Ms. Martinez (on year leave)
  • California Coaches Association Middle School Coach of the Year: Mr. Gildehaus
  • Runner-up: SDUSD Middle School Educator of the Year: Mr. Gildehaus
  • NBC Inspirational Teacher of the Month: Mrs. Weinheimer
  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Award: Outstanding Adult Empowering Youth in Service: Mrs. Sims
  • Superior and Excellent ratings at the CMEA Band and Orchestra Festival: Orchestra and Concert Band

  • Gold and Silver at Music in the Parks-Anaheim: Orchestra and Concert Band
  • PB Middle IB Service Record…14,000 Hours of Service for 2011-2012
  • Second Place Mandarin Chinese Bridge Competition (CA, NM, OR, AZ): Mrs. Chen and Mrs. Yan's student
  • First Place: SD Library Essay: Mr. Stark's students (various)
  • SDUSD Classified Employee of the Year: Mr. Agpaoa
  • International Baccalaureate Academy Graduates: Mrs. Sims, Mrs. Lindsay-Dial
    (past IB Academy Graduates who were chosen for the IB Academy when they were at PB Middle:  Mr. Remillard (MBHS), Ms. Martinez (on year leave), Ms. Rosas (Lincoln High School), Erin Knight (IB Coordinator SD High Cluster PYP)
Snapshots of Past Celebrations on our Journey Toward Excellence  -  Never "There" But Always Striving