About Us

Campus Name: Cesar E. Chavez Middle School

Address: 78 Showers Road   

                Mission, TX 78572

Phone: (956) 323-2800

Principal Name: Daniel Villarreal


Mission:  Cesar Chavez Middle School will have staff, parents and community united in guiding our students to be life-long learners and exceptional members of society.  Together, we will ensure students excel in academics and creative expression as they become motivated, self-directed learners and model citizens. 

Vision: Stretching Minds, Nurturing Greatness


About our School: Cesar E. Chavez Middle School was established in 1995 with Jose Luis Garza as Principal. Due to the growing population in La Joya in the early to mid 90’s, students that were part of  La Joya Middle School enthusiastically awaited the arrival of the new Cesar. E. Chavez Middle School.  In keeping a part of La Joya Middle School’s memory alive, Mr. Garza along with the School Board, named the hallways of Cesar. E. Chavez Middle School L.J.M.S. Today we have our sixth graders in the L wing, our seventh graders in the J and part of M wings, and our eighth graders occupy part of the M and S wings.  Mr. Daniel Villarreal, who took the role of Principal in 2002 along with the 102 employees work together every day to ensure that each child is given the opportunity to learn and build on their talents. 

Cesar E. Chavez Middle School is a TEA “Met Standard” school, earning 5 distinctions for the 2015-2016 school year.  Our campus was also TEA Recognized for seven consecutive years and met AYP status in 2002-2003; 2003-2004; 2005-2006; 2006-2007; 2008-2009; 2009-2010; 2010-2011. CCMS also received the National Center for Educational Achievement Award in 2010 and 2011. It was a great honor to also have been chosen for Region One’s Showcasing of Effective Schools in 2010. Cesar E. Chavez Middle School continues to promote La Joya ISD’s mission statement that proclaims educational excellence is the right of every student and that all students have access to quality educational opportunities that enable them to perform at higher levels.

Special Features:

UIL Academics

UIL Athletics: Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country, Track, Softball and Baseball

Fine Arts Program: Award Winning Band, Choir, and Dance Groups; Orchestra, Theatre Arts

Academically strong, rigorous curriculum

Clubs/Organizations: National Jr. Honor Society, Student Council, Top Readers Club, Book Club,

      Year Book Club, Athletics, Folklorico, Dance, Band, Cheerleading, UIL


     Traditional Features: Our primary service region is twenty square miles encompassing the South side of Palmview and Peñitas.  Our current enrollment for the 2016-17 academic school year is 861 students; 281 sixth graders, 296 seventh graders and 284 eighth graders.

     Mascot: Coyote/Lobo

     Colors: Red, White, Black

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