Welcome to Bobby G. Duke Middle School

Welcome to our website!  Bobby G. Duke MiddleSchool is the home of the FALCONS.  Our building is home to about 770 seventh through eighth graders.  Our mission is to provide the educational and social stepping stone for all students to proceed to high school with a broad academic basis, a positive attitude, self esteem and above all an eagerness to learn.  Our goals and expectations of the students:

  • Represent our school in an outstanding manner.
  • Work to the best of your ability.
  • Treat others with dignity, worth and respect.
  • Keep our campus beautiful and clean.
  • Obey all the rules and regulations set forth by your teachers and the school.
  • Reach beyond your grasp and learn new things.
  • Make us all proud of you.

Teachers at Bobby G. Duke Middle are proud of the work and shared commitment to the Professional Learning Communities Model. Our teachers focus on student learning and are constantly discussing ways to meet students needs. Our teachers meet weekly to discuss curriculum, planning, and assessments in order to better serve our students and their learning.

We are proud of the many extra-curricular activities for students. Participation in these activities will further help to connect your child with the school and staff. We also encourage parents to continue to be actively involved in their child's education. Parents are welcome to participate in all school functions. Working as partners, we will guarantee student success.

We are committed to maintaining positive communication. We appreciate you visiting our website. Updated information will be on the site to keep you informed of happenings at Bobby G. Duke Middle. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the staff if we can be of assistance at (760) 398-0139.  Our office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Have a wonderful year!

Mr. Encarnacion Becerra, Principal

 Education is not the filling of a bucket,
but the lighting of a fire.
W. B. Yeats

          ROTARY CLUB OF COACHELLA EAST                        

Rotary Club of: Coachella East

"We believe students will always be successful if they truly believe that success is a real possibility for them"

A special Thanks to the Spotlight 29 staff for their exceptional efforts in making this a memorable event

We welcome Bobby G. Duke Middle School in joining our "Middle School Awards Program"

Bobby Duke Middle School will participate June 4, 2014 in sending their eighth grade students on a college campus tour. The requirements are: students must maintain a 3.5 GPA and submit a written essay to The Rotary Club of Coachella East.


          BOBBY DUKE EXERCISE CONTEST                             

exercise contest

Governor’s fitness challenge awards school $100,000 in Gym gear

By Michelle Mitchell
The Desert Sun

A cheer that could be heard in the parking lot erupted from Bobby Duke Middle School students on Wednesday when they found out they had won Middle School of the Year in the Governor’s Challenge on physical fitness. The Coachella School was chosen from 92 finalists to receive $100,000 in digital fitness equipment for its participation in governor’s fitness challenge one of three centers awarded statewide. Every student at Bobby Duke participated in the Governor’s challenge by exercising at least 30 minutes a day three days a week outside of class time. The school logged more than 100,000 active days. Teachers at Bobby Duke incorporated everything from walking the dog to dancing to playing with friends to show that being active can be fun even if you are not good at sports. That has translated into higher participation in sports and after school fitness groups.

          BOBBY G. DUKE MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION             

BDMS’s mission is to provide a quality education through shared responsibility in a safe supportive environment for all students to meet the challenges of a global society.

We are committed to excellence, and we work hard to make the site a primary source for timely information for all users, and a main gateway for improved communication between parents, teachers, students and other members of our community.


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