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Chakwan Jones



(951) 943-6441 ext. 40100

Greeting Pinacate Families

My name is Mrs. Jones and I am your new Principal here at Pinacate Middle School. Although the Principal’s position is new to me, I am no stranger to Pinacate Middle School and the community of Perris. I began my journey here in 2008 where I was a math teacher who has had the pleasure of teaching students for 5 years. In 2013, I became an Assistant Principal where I was able to serve the families of Pinacate in a different capacity. I was able to make great relationships with parents and be of service to them and their student(s). During these years and both positions, I have always been focused on Pinacate students academic achievement and their social and emotional well being. Moving forward my focus will continue to be the success of Pinacate students and making sure they are receiving the best instructional practices to prepare them for the next level. I will also focus on maintaining a safe environment for them both physically and emotionally and I will continue to support and provide opportunities for them to stay connected through sport, clubs and academic enrichment.

As your new principal, I want to invite all parents to be apart of their child middle school experience. Please do not ever hesitate to join us. We have a Parent Center available where you can serve in whatever capacity you desire. Come join us for our PELI (Parent Engagement Leadership Initiative), ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee), SSC (School Site Council), AAPAC (African American Parent Advisory Council) or PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) meetings to have your voice heard or if you just want to help out by assisting teachers in their preparation to teach our students, that is available too.

Pinacate Middle School has so much to offer that the community is not aware of and it's time for your students hard work and efforts to shine. Did you know that Pinacate Middle School has one of the best sports program in Riverside County for both girls and boys with several championships? Not interested in sports, we also have CTE (Career in Technical Education) courses that consist of PLTW (Project Lead the Way) ranging from medical science exploration to exploring the world of engineering and computer programming through our Code.org. Th​ese courses are current and relevant in preparing your student for today’s jobmarket. We also have many clubs that your student may select to participate.

I look forward to the 2018-2019 school year and once again being of service to your family.


Chakwan Jones

Brett Bourbeau

Assistant Principal


Welcome new and returning Pinacate Pumas to the 2017-2018 school year!

I am so excited to be back at Pinacate Middle School. I started in the Perris Union High School District as a teacher at Pinacate 15 years ago. In the 2007-08 school year I returned to PMS as Assistant Principal. This is my third time serving students and parents at PMS, and look forward to continuing to support all of the wonderful things happening at Pinacate. I have also served as a teacher and school administrator at various other schools as well, including Perris Lake High School, Perris High School, The Academy, and the Learning Skills Center.

Pinacate has always held a special place in my heart. I truly believe that Pinacate has the biggest impact on students’ future success. The dedicated, caring staff strive to meet the needs of all students. As administrator over 7th Grade students, I will work diligently to ensure students experience a positive first exposure to middle school, are treated fairly in all situations, and build the skills necessary to be successful in 8th Grade and beyond.

Pinacate Middle School has developed many academic and extracurricular programs over the past several years to better ensure that our kids have the best experience possible during our two years together that prepares them for success in high school and beyond. From our sports programs and after school clubs to our campus-wide AVID program and technology classes, Pinacate has become a truly state of the art campus serving the needs of our wonderful kids and families.

I very much look forward to working with all of our students, families, and staff throughout another great year at Pinacate. My door is always open for questions, concerns, or feedback and I welcome your input and participation.

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William Cloo

Assistant Principal


Welcome new and returning Pinacate Middle School families to the 2018-19 school year!

This school year marks my second here at Pinacate and I am elated to be a part of this family. This will mark my 6th year as Assistant Principal and 18th year in education. The year is bright with many exciting opportunities for our students to grow.

The dedicated staff truly cares for students and desire for all kids to learn at the highest levels. They strive to make this school a positive and safe learning environment for all kids.

I look forward to making my contribution to this mission and help our students grow. My door is always open and welcome ideas for the best student experience.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you and I know we will have a great year!!

Cindy Ramos

Assistant Principal


Updated on by Ken Womack