Pilot Butte Middle School

Newsletters From Our Principal

Please click the following link throughout the year to keep up on the latest events and important information from our principal, Mr. Lowe.

Welcome Incoming 6th Graders

We are looking forward to meeting our incoming 6th graders for the 2022-23 school year

6th Grade Orientation will be held this September, but in the meantime, check out the link below to learn more about our school and teachers:

CLICK HERE for incoming 6th grade information

Rigor and Relationships

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Pilot Butte Middle School in beautiful Bend, Oregon! We will do whatever it takes to help all of our nearly 700 outstanding students excel. Maintaining high levels of academic rigor, building and strengthening relationships, and ensuring relevant curriculum is key to our success.

IB Middle Years Programme

Our internationally recognized IB-Middle Years Programme (MYP) encourages students to become critical and reflective thinkers, and to make connections with the real world through action and service. Pilot Butte students take a diverse mix of eight subjects during their three years at Pilot Butte.

Subjects include:

  • World Languages (French, Spanish and Heritage Spanish)
  • Design: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Arts (performing and visual arts)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Language and Literature
  • Individuals and Societies
  • Physical Education/Health

A balanced and growing mix of extra-curricular activities are also offered, consisting of a variety of clubs and athletics.


At Pilot Butte Middle School, our vision is to be “recognized as a community of academic excellence, leadership, and character as we embrace diversity and inspire global thinking.” We use a student-centered approach to teaching and learning, with data-based decisions being made depending on what is best for our students. We also focus on how students learn, such as with communication, research, and self-management skills — to help our 21st Century learners as they prepare for the future.

Student Services

Special Education Services

Counseling and 504 Plans

English Language Learners

  • Families of students who receive English language support will have our new teacher Ms. Corson. She will work directly with teachers and other case managers to provide support and schedule additional instruction if necessary

Speech and Language Services

  • Families of students who receive speech and language support will continue to work with Mr. McCown, and he and will work directly with teachers and other case managers to provide services

Family Access Network

  • FAN advocates link children and families to critical basic need services with the goal of keeping children healthy and in school. FAN provides a direct and convenient way within the school to connect children to vital resources. FAN advocates support our most needy families, removing barriers and paving the way for a child’s success.
  • Families who have material needs should reach out to our F.A.N. advocate, Whitney Davis. She is also our point person for families who need help with internet access.
    • Whitney Davis, FAN Advocate for Pilot Butte Middle School and RE Jewell Ele.
    • [email protected]
    • 541-355-5677
    • FAN Text ONLY 408-326-0899

Life-Long Learners

We want all of our students to be life-long learners who are developing their abilities to self-assess, work collaboratively, and to use inquiry, problem solving, and creativity skills to help make a better world.

Thank you for your interest in Pilot Butte. We encourage you to explore the informative links on this webpage, and to contact us with any additional questions.

High School Options

For brochure on our neighborhood high school options, please CLICK HERE

Spanish version, please CLICK HERE

School Location

1501 NE Neff Road
Bend, OR 97701

School Hours:

Summer Office Hours

  • Closed until August

School Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    9:15 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    9:15 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

2021-22 School Boundary Lookup

A lookup tool for the 2021-22 school boundaries is now available.

2021-2022 School Boundary Street Lookup

NOTE: Don't forget to use the directional on your street address if you have one. For example, 520 NW Wall Street

Bell Schedule

2021-2022 Bell Schedule


Each year the Oregon Department of Education provides:

Immunization Info

Learn your school's immunization rates here.

Additional immunization information available here.

2021-2022 Annual Notice for Statewide Tests

Annual Notice - English

Annual Notice - español

2021-22 English Language Arts and Mathematics State Testing Opt-Out

Parents interested in learning how to opt out of Oregon’s statewide English language arts or mathematics testing can find more information and a required form to fill out below. Once the form is complete, return it to the main office.