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.
Message from our Principal
Welcome to Mulcahy Middle School where we strive to make learning both engaging and fun! I feel extremely fortunate to be the principal of a school with such wonderful children, a highly motivated and dedicated staff, and passionate parents who work with us to create a successful school culture. Our collaborative aim is to facilitate student learning through a wide variety of innovative and collaborative programs and activities. Our faculty and staff are committed to providing the most rewarding education experience possible while making the process of learning an enjoyable experience. Your child's education is our top priority! We look forward to working together with you to offer your child an educational experience that will prepare them for endless future opportunities.
The Tulare City School District Curriculum offers each student high-quality instruction each and every day in the classrooms here at Mulcahy Middle School. Our curriculum is aligned to the California State Standards which promote 21st Century learning skills.
As we begin the 2023-24 school year the teachers at Mulcahy will continue to use researched-based strategies to promote high student achievement through the integration of the 4 C’s (Collaboration, Creativity, Communication, and Critical Thinking) with the use of various AVID classroom strategies. We feel strongly that the initiatives already in place, provide a STRONG foundation for exceptional learning. This along with the support of our families and our local community will ensure that Mulcahy Middle School is an amazing place to learn and work.
In closing, Research demonstrates that parental involvement is the number one factor in determining student success in school. Parental involvement can take many forms. First and foremost, parental involvement means getting children to school every day and getting them there on time. This can't be stressed enough. READ to your child every evening. This helps students build their vocabulary, writing skills, and a love of reading, as well as impressing on them the importance of reading. Being present to monitor student homework, providing a quiet place for homework completion, and being informed about progress and grades are all important to student success. For those parents who can volunteer at our school, we would encourage you to do so! Please stop and see us if you would like more information. These opportunities can provide you with a firsthand look at the culture of expectations that we have established at Mulcahy Middle School and that contribute to our positive culture which guides our staff and students towards becoming Stallion STRONG!
Principal, Mulcahy Middle School
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.