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Welcome to the Home of the Bulldog P.A.C.K.!

Columbus Tustin Middle School is one of six comprehensive middle schools in the Tustin Unified School District serving students in the sixth through eighth grades. Located on 21.85 acres within the city of Tustin, it was established in 1959 as the first intermediate school in the TUSD, currently making it the oldest. It was named after the founder of the city of Tustin.

Columbus Tustin, or CT as it is known by the local community, currently serves over 900 students. It provides outstanding academic opportunities, such as its flagship school within a school, the Magnet program, where exclusively selected students study a rigorous curriculum focused on math, science and technology. In addition, the Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program prepares students to become college bound and ready to succeed in all academic areas as they pursue their goals and dreams.

Historically, CT has been highly successful in various competitions in both the athletic and academic arenas. It has consistently placed in the top three for the past eight years in the Orange County Academic Pentathlon, won numerous athletic city championships, including the most recent 2012 Soccer Championship. The school has also been a finalist in the Governor’s Fitness Challenge Competition for the last three years, winning over $6,000 in fitness equipment and school supplies. In 1999, Columbus Tustin was named a California Distinguished School.

A tradition of excellence exists, not only because of its achievements, but also through its school motto, “Leaders of the P.A.C.K.” As a school wide expectation, every staff member and student on campus is encouraged to be a leader of the P.A.C.K. by doing the following:

· Have Pride by believing in yourself and always doing your best.

· Show Achievement by being organized and putting forth effort.

· Prove your Character by doing the right thing when no one is looking.

· Demonstrate Knowledge by applying what you learn in all areas of your life.

As a visitor or community member, you are encouraged to learn more about CT, its people, programs, and ideas by navigating through this virtual home of the Bulldog PACK.

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