Award Year: 2014

La Entrada Middle School

2200 Sharon Road
Menlo Park, CA, 94025-6736

(650) 854-3962

Mrs. Shannon Potts, Principal at time of Nomination

Las Lomitas Elementary School District

School Website


Prepare students to become resilient, contributing, and globally competitive citizens by using innovative teaching and a rigorous curriculum that supports all learners.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 80%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
La Entrada Students caught enjoying their digital photography class.

La Entrada Students caught enjoying their digital photography class.

La Entrada Middle School is an exceptional learning environment for educating students in grades four through eight. Experienced administrators, highly qualified teachers and families attach an extremely high value to rigorous academic programs and positive social/emotional growth. The parent community is well-established and provides strong support to the school by contributing time, treasure, and talent to help achieve the school’s educational goals. The vision for our school mirrors the community values about program without sacrificing art, music and physical education. The students experience a rigorous core curriculum in English, math, social studies, and science that exceeds state standards. La Entrada’s unique student schedule provides a structure to allow for enrichment for all students. 4th and 5th graders attend specialist classes that include Art/ Drama, Music, Computer Skills and PE. The rotating schedule offers a rich elective choice to the 6th - 8th graders. While the younger students follow a different daily schedule, all students interact in various school-wide activities, projects and events that are supported by parents and staff. La Entrada has moved into a 21st century learning community with a 1:1 iPad initiative and the creation of a new Mac Lab. The technology has created opportunities for innovative teaching and learning including new career/college readiness electives. The new Common Core Standards implementation and meaningful integration of technology are two ways that our staff are committed to creating opportunities for students to apply their learning in real life situations while maintaining the rigor for which La Entrada is known.