John Sutter Middle School

Dedicated to excellence in education

Welcome to Sutter


A Message From Your Principal


    On behalf of the Sutter Middle School staff, I’d like to welcome your family to the 2019-20 academic year.  As the principal of SMS, I take pride in leading a team of educators who strive to provide quality educational experiences to all of our students.  In order to accomplish this, our Sutter team is commitmented to ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment, geared towards your child achieving their highest academic potential. Without a doubt, this goal cannot be met without strong support from both our parents and stakeholders. We want all of you to get involved with your child’s education, so over the course of this upcoming school year, we have scheduled a number of different events in which you can participate.

    As you all know, students face many challenges during adolescence and, more than ever, require strong support from adults.  This includes engaging instruction, intervention, co-curricular activities, and counseling services that can improve their social and emotional skills.  Ultimately, preparing your child to excel at reading, writing, and problem solving is essential to their success in high school, college, and their future professional careers.    

    Fowler Unified School District and the SMS team have pledged and continue to strive towards improving the quality of education and career-based experiences to help your child reach their fullest potential.  I look forward to meeting and working with you to make this a successful academic school year. Go Wildcats!  


    Lucio Cortez