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Pilot Butte Middle School

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.

School Newsletters

Click below for our most recent school newsletters:

Week of January 22-26

Week of January 29-2

Week of February 5-9

Week of February 12-16

Week of February 19-23

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.

Incoming 6th Graders for 2024-25

If you missed our 5th Grade Family Night held on February 20, 2024, you can still check out the slide show here. As we get closer to the fall of the upcoming 2024-25 school year, we will be updating our site with more information, so check back often.

5th Grade Slide Show - CLICK HERE

5th Grade Spanish Version - CLICK HERE


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

  • Case managers for students who have an individual education plan (IEP) will work with families and teachers to structure supports according to the opportunities and constraints associated with distance learning as mandated by the Oregon Department of Education. Case managers:
    • Ms. Alayan
    • Ms. Schmidt
    • Ms. Bourlai

Counseling and 504 Plans

  • Families of students who have a 504 plan will continue to work with their guidance counselor for case management
    • Ms. Bacon (All grades L-Z)
    • Ms. DeFranco (All grades A-K)

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
    • Ms. Corson

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
    • Mr. McCown

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. Pilot Butte Middle School is currently hiring for our next F.A.N. Advocate. Please check back. The name and contact information will be announced soon!

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

Learn about our neighborhood high school options:

School Location

1501 NE Neff Road
Bend, OR 97701

School Hours:

Office Hours

  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

School Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    8:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Bell Schedule

2023-2024 Bell Schedule


Each year the Oregon Department of Education provides:

Immunization Info

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Additional immunization information available.

ODE Resources

Find annual statewide reports, notices, testing and opt out information by visiting our Oregon Department of Education Resources website.