Principal's Message

WELCOME PARENTS AND STUDENTS

Welcome to Rio Tierra Junior High School, a school that supports the belief that all students CAN learn with high expectations for both academic and character education. At Rio Tierra, every student has the opportunity to reach their fullest academic and social potential. Our dedicated teachers and staff guides, engages and supports your student(s) through the learning process using curriculum that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards. We use various assessment tools to know where our students achieving and to guide our daily instruction. We understand that you have entrusted us with the care, safety, and education of your student. The staff and faculty members at Rio Tierra are committed to supporting your student’s growth and preparation for a successful high school experience. 

Rio Tierra Junior High School offers a wide range of learning opportunities. Students are placed in educational programs based on their needs and to best prepare them for high school. Some of the programs we offer to students are AVID, Special Education, ELL, and the After School Tutorial Program. We also offer several exploratory classes, such as Music, Choir, Yearbook, Leadership, Digital Media, and Spanish. Rio Tierra Junior High School is very proud of its dynamic team of outstanding staff members and students.

We are very proud to be part of the North Sacramento community and Twin Rivers Unified School District. We invite you to get involved in our school, to serve on the English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), or on our School Site Council (SSC). We welcome your suggestions, ideas, or any concerns you may wish to share. By working with the school we can better prepare our students to be successful and responsible leaders of the future.

Servant Leader,


Micah Simmons, Ed.D

Principal 
Rio Tierra Junior High School