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Cole Canyon Elementary School
23750 Via Alisol
Murrieta CA 92562

About Cole Canyon

Cole Canyon Elementary serves students in Transitional Kindergarten through Grade Five.  Cole Canyon Elementary School opened in August of 2000 as the seventh elementary school in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District.  Our statewide CAASPP assessment results consistently place us as one of the highest achieving schools in Riverside County.  With our outstanding staff and parent support, we continue to show exceptional student growth for all students.  We also provide several enrichment opportunities for children to participate in visual and performing arts including our Coyote Chorale, Meet the Masters art program, Odyssey of the Mind, and fifth grade band.

Parent Involvement

Our Parent Teacher Club represents our many parent volunteers (up to 100 per day). Parents are an integral part of our Cole Canyon community. Our PTC provides various programs for students including a field trip for every student, our spring Dr. Seuss Carnival, enrichment assemblies, family nights and so much more.


Current enrollment is approximately 1100.

Feeder Schools

  • Middle School: Thompson Middle School
  • High School: Murrieta Valley High School

Thompson Middle School
24040 Hayes Avenue
Murrieta CA 92562

About Thompson

Thompson Middle School, a Gold Ribbon School and a California Distinguished School, serves students in grades six through eight.  Thompson Middle School is committed to quality educational programs for all students.  To this end, we will continue to use standards-based curriculum and tests to provide a strong base for our instructional program.  We want to develop each student’s skills to meet life’s challenges with honesty, integrity, courage, and the desire to reach for intellectual and personal excellence for the betterment of the community, the nation, and the world.



Mission Statement

Thompson Middle School Inspiring Everyone to Think, Learn, Create, and Care TLC2

Description Of Campus

Thompson Middle School opened in 1994 and moved to their current site in 1996.  The school has 54 classrooms, a multipurpose room, five science labs, boys’ and girls’ locker rooms, a gymnasium and sports fields. In addition, the school has a library, six full-sized computer labs, four computer minilabs, student computers in every classroom, cafeteria, administrative offices, and staff lounge.

Instructional Goals/Program

The administration, support staff, teachers, and parents are all active participants in providing direction and resources for the improvement of the instructional program at Thompson.  Thompson Middle School students attend an academically challenging six-period school day. The curriculum centers on the core areas of language arts, math, social studies and science closely aligned with state standards and enhanced by physical education and exploratory courses. Regular classes, advanced classes in the core subjects, and intervention classes to improve basic skills are all designed to improve our students; opportunities for success in high school.

Feeder Schools

Elementary Schools

Cole Canyon Elementary
Murrieta Elementary
Tovashal Elementary

High School

Murrieta Valley High School

Murrieta Valley High School
42200 Nighthawk Way
Murrieta CA 92562

About MVHS

The Mission of Murrieta Valley High School is to inspire and empower all students to grow academically, emotionally and socially in order to become productive citizens who serve others and meet the challenges of the 21st Century. For our Mission Statement and to view our updated MVHS Profile Document 17/18 please click here.

MVHS is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School

Student Learning Objectives

Murrieta Valley High School (MVHS), a California Distinguished School, is a four-year comprehensive high school fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.  MVHS offers students an excellent academic program, an award-winning student activities program, and an outstanding interscholastic athletic program.

Technology Plan Mission Statement

Murrieta Valley will implement current technology to differentiate insruction and provide students daily in class access to technology, while developing technological skills and experiences to compete in a 21st century global market.  OUr current plan is to provide the best learning opportunities for our students.  Click here for the Murrieta Valley High School Technology Learning Plan.

Description Of Campus:

The MVHS campus is housed on 52 acres and has 152 classrooms, computer labs, technology labs, photo labs, a video production studio, automotive shop, classrooms for ceramics, food classes, science labs, and a state-of-the-art performing arts center.  Athletic facilities include a swimming pool, gymnasium, football stadium, soccer fields, a running track, softball fields and basketball courts.  In addition, the school has a library, cafeteria, administrative offices, and a staff lounge.   Campus maps can be picked up at our front reception desk.

Year School Opened: 1990

Instructional Goals/Program:

Our commitment is to meet the needs of every student and to create an atmosphere where learning and excellence are the norm.  Our focus is to motivate, educate and prepare students for college.  If a student is prepared for the highest academic level, all post-high school options are available. The district support center staff, teachers, lead teachers, mentors, school support staff, administrators and parents are all actively involved in providing focus, resources, research data and instructional training for the continuous improvement of the instructional program at MVHS.

The school’s instructional program is consistent with the District’s mission of academic success for all students through a K through 12th grade sequence of teaching, learning, assessment and support.

Feeder Schools:


Murrieta Elementary, Cole Canyon, Tovashal, E. Hale Curran and Avaxat


Thompson Middle School, Shivela Middle School