The Aurora Hills Difference

Unstoppable Spirit

We strategically and relentlessly ignite learners to develop the knowledge and skills to responsibly lead the Aurora Hills community to think globally and act locally.


Aurora Hills is a vibrant and forward thinking 6th-8th grade middle school where students find their best selves, both academically and socially.

Our staff works in partnership with students to ensure the learning experience is integrated and personalized. Every student accelerates their learning and understands their connection to the local and global community.

TEMP Marcella Garcia, AHMS Principal

Welcome to Aurora Hills. I am excited to lead this energetic campus. We are a reflection of the community around us — motivated and determined. We build on students' intrinsic strengths to ignite their desire to learn. Diversity is our great advantage. Together, we learn to appreciate multiple view points and celebrate global cultures.

Marcella Garcia, Principal

AHMS by the Numbers

800 students and 85 staff members

Gifted/Talented Learners 5%
Special Education (SPED) 14%
English Language Learners 28%
Free or Reduced Lunch 80%

Together We Reach New Heights

Times are changing and education must change with them. We are committed to continuing to apply the latest innovations to our curriculum. We are the first school in the APS system to adopt a flex schedule. This innovation allows us to offer students more electives than any school in the system, which means students are exposed to a greater breath of experiences. The flex schedule also allows us to commit more time to continuing education for our teachers without sacrificing time spent with students. This means Aurora Hills students have teachers with more training and credentials than any other middle school in the system.

Come and visit our beautiful campus and experience Aurora Hills for yourself.



    Our curriculum

    We provide students with a challenging and enriching curriculum.


    High expectations

    For us, high-quality instruction means close collaboration by our entire team to establish daily learning targets and identifing and acting on learning gaps.


    Get involved

    Our neighborhood and our parents are key to Aurora Hills success. Your involvement and support of all Aurora Hills students motivates them and truly makes them unstoppable.