About Our School

Hewes Middle School

13232 Hewes Avenue, North Tustin, CA 92705-2277

(714) 730-7348


Eric Kilian, Principal


Katie Males, Ed. D., Assistant Principal


JoAnne Motter, Counselor


Hewes Middle School Opened in 1966

We are the Highlanders

Recent Recognition:

  • 1993 - National Blue Ribbon School
  • 1990, 1999, 2005 - California Distinguished School
  • 2015 - Gold Ribbon School
  • 2015-2018 - WASC Accredited School 2015-2018

School Mission

Hewes Mission is to maximize student learning and personal responsibility through a rigorous curriculum, a respectful environment, and the collaborative efforts of staff, students and parents.

Parent Involvement

One of the strongest elements of the Hewes culture is the connection between school and community. Hewes has an invitational climate where students, family and staff are frequently invited to become meaningful contributors to the school learning environment. Hewes PTA excels in supporting school wide academic and enrichment programs through thousands of volunteer hours and fundraising events. Hewes PTA opens its doors to hundreds of parents by offering over forty board and chair positions on the PTA Board. Parent education programs are offered five times per year and we encourage all parents to volunteer in some capacity during their student's time at Hewes Middle School.


The Hewes facility, although forty-six years old, reflects a caring and nurturing environment. Often compared to a Hacienda, classrooms encircle the central quad areas where students, staff and parent volunteers gather outside of instructional periods. Though well protected from outside intrusion, the campus in itself provides a sense of openness that invites interaction and involvement. As a result of the passage of TUSD's 2004 Measure G, Hewes Middle School underwent major renovations. During this renovation Hewes received a new roof, exterior doors, drinking fountains, concrete walkways, paint, handicap railings, and upgraded staff, student and physical education bathrooms. Hewes physical environment is a priority to all members within this learning community. Each year Hewes PTA's Campus Beautification program and ASB raise thousands of dollars to add trees, benches, seating areas, umbrellas, flowers and fountains. Several Eagle Scout projects have also added to the overall enhancement of the campus grounds. These ongoing beautification efforts have greatly enhanced the Hewes’ campus appearance.