RUSD Mission Statement

    Each student will be challenged and inspired to reach their fullest intellectual, social-emotional and creative potential to positively impact the world.

    Vision of a Del Mar Middle School and RUSD Graduate

    Students through their efforts and with the support of the whole school community will become:

    Motivated Learners Committed to Academic Excellence

    • Demonstrate responsibility, self-direction and independence

    • Take risks, are not afraid to make mistakes and learn from them

    • Take pride in accomplishments

    • Understand learning is a lifelong process


    Creative Problem Solvers

    • Apply critical thinking

    • Integrate curiosity, imagination and insight

    • Apply knowledge across disciplines, projects and in real life situations

    • Generate ideas and best possible solutions


    Effective Communicators

    • Actively listen and acknowledge different points of view and cultural contexts

    • Express and support positions considering multiple perspectives

    • Use appropriate tools and language to inform, persuade, and convey ideas to diverse audiences

    • Collaborate with others


    Engaged Citizens

    • Demonstrate empathy, ethical behavior and respect for self, others and the environment

    • Actively contribute to school, local and global communities

    • Advocate for self and others

    • Understand and appreciate cultures, histories and contributions of people of the world


    Balanced Individuals / Best Self

    • Demonstrate self-knowledge, integrity, good judgment and honor

    • Exhibit self-assurance, confidence and social competence

    • Persevere and are resilient amidst adversity, stress, disappointment and conflict

    • Make positive choices for personal and physical well being 

    • Believe in the power of the individual to make a difference