Mulcahy Middle School is a part of the Tulare City School District, serving students in grades 5–8 in the Central Valley of California. We’re very excited to start a new academic year!
Rich in its ethnic diversity and strength in school community pride, the Mulcahy Middle School staff and student body are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education. The mission of Mulcahy Middle School is to prepare all students for high school and post-secondary education through a standards-based academic program that promotes strong ethical character, critical thinking skills, and emotional and physical well being.
At Mulcahy Middle School, we encourage a strong link between home and school. We believe that having a well-founded partnership can be essential in helping our students understand our expectations and ultimately succeed in and out of the classroom. As always, it is our pleasure to assist you with any questions you may have.
The story of Alice G. Mulcahy Junior High School began with a Bond Issue in February of 1956. This Issue was the result of not only the need for a larger and more adequate Junior High but followed the condemnation of Central School then in use. The Superintendent of the Tulare City Schools at the time was Mr. J. David Laird. The cost of the new Alice G. Mulcahy Junior High was set at $468,180!
Students entered the new classrooms at Alice G. Mulcahy Junior High in the fall of 1958 with the Dedication Ceremonies celebrated on December 5, 1958. Guest of Honor was Mrs. Alice G. Mulcahy, who was recognized for her many years as a Teacher and Administrator. Included in the program was a presentation by Dr. William Clinite of a flag which had flown over the Nation's Capitol in honor and memory of her son Lowell Mulcahy who died in battle during World War II. The flag is now encased in the Mulcahy Middle School library.
The Spring of 1960 saw the graduation of 160 students who entered as the school's first Seventh Grade class. Their last year in 1959-1960, marked an even greater growth in school spirit and achievement. No history of the Alice G. Mulcahy Middle School could be complete without the name of its first Principal, Miss Madeline Cochran. All of the school's achievements, all of its awards and all of its successes could not have been possible without her guidance, strength and ever-helpful hand. To her, Mulcahy Middle School shall be ever grateful for building a firm academic and close-knit community foundation.