Pilot Butte Middle School

Comprehensive Distance Learning

Greetings Pilot Butte families and students, and welcome to the 2020-21 school year. We know that starting a school year in a distance learning format is not ideal, but we have a great team of educators committed to supporting student learning to the best of our abilities. Important information can be found using the following link: https://sites.google.com/gapps.bend.k12.or.us/pbms...

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.

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. I 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

Mr. Stancliff, Principal

School Location

1501 NE Neff Road
Bend, OR 97701

Return to School

Families are encouraged to stay up to date with Bend-La Pine Schools communication by visiting the Return to School website.

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


Each year the Oregon Department of Education provides:

Immunization Info

Learn your school's immunization rates here.

Additional immunization information available here.

2020-2021 Annual Notice for Statewide Tests

Annual Notice - English

Annual Notice - español

2020-21 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.