Traweek Middle School is located in the southern section of the City of West Covina. Traweek opened its doors in 1955 and began as a traditional Jr. high school serving 7th and 8th-grade students. In 1997, Traweek became a middle school, serving 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students. Our campus consists of 50 classrooms. Of the 50 rooms, there are three computer labs; one LMC (Library Media Center); one television news studio (TVJ); one Project Lead the Way Makerspace; four Science labs/classrooms; one leadership/ASB program (TLC); and one Multi-Purpose Room (Cafeteria). In addition, our campus features a state of the art Fitness Center; a music room; and our Teen Scene before and after school child care program.
Traweek is a California Distinguished School with an API of 823. Current enrollment at Traweek for the 2017-2018 school year is approximately 860 students with 37 teachers and 74 total staff members. We offer a multitude of unique educational opportunities including our engineering-focused Project Lead the Way program, GATE/Honors in core academics, the AVID college preparatory program, Pre AP History, Advanced math coursework, Television Journalism, Computer Applications, Drama, Music, Yearbook, Spanish, Introduction to Computer Science, and Robotics. We also offer many enriching extra-curricular classes and activities including Leadership/ASB, WEB, Music, Chorus, Titan Clubs, College Connection, After School Sports, and many more.
Traweek pride runs deep within our staff, students and community. We are a Renaissance school with many Renaissance students who we honor in annual rallies to celebrate academic achievement.
Our goals are exemplified by the following:
- Provide a well-rounded and diverse education through a standards-based and aligned core subject program, as well as challenging and enriching electives.
- Provide a safe, nurturing and rigorous learning environment through school-wide positive behavioral supports, progressive discipline, mentorship, strategic intervention, extra-curricular programs, and parent education opportunities.
- Recognize and reward academic achievement through Renaissance, College Bound student of the month, Academic Achievement incentive program & PBIS/SWIMS reward incentive programs.
- Continue to promote 21st Century skills across all subject matters, including collaborative research, creative media/web editing & design, communication presentation technologies, critical thinking performance task projects.
- Encourage parent and community participation and support through our Partners in Education "PIE" parent nights, Showcase Event, School Site Council, English Learners Advisory Committee and Gifted and Talented Education Committee.
- Prepare all students for success in high school through implementing innovative programs to prepare students for college and careers in the 21st Century.