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Our Vision

Ralston School is characterized by:

  • A safe, orderly, attractive campus
  • A rigorous academic core curriculum
  • A rich elective program
  • A strong student support system
  • A wide range of extracurricular activities
  • A firm commitment to technology in the classroom
  • A dedicated and competent professional staff
  • A supportive and involved parent community
  • An energetic, enthusiastic, and highly capable student body
  • A deep commitment to community service

Our School Mission

Ralston Middle School strives to provide a nurturing environment where all students, parents and staff pursue academic excellence and participate fully in the life of the school.

The Ralston School Mission Statement, developed by staff, parents and student representatives to our School Site Council, serves as a framework for our school’s goals and priorities.This spirit of partnership pervades all that we do at Ralston.

Ralston’s basic mission is to provide a strong instructional program that focuses on the diverse needs of middle school students.We believe that academic excellence is our most important attribute and our highest priority.We also believe that a program of excellence provides students with enrichment experiences that extend the basic curriculum.


Standardized Testing
View our recent state accountability test scores

In accordance with the California Public Schools Accountability Act, the California Department of Education has implemented standardized tests to ensure compliance with curriculum guidelines and measure academic progress in California public schools.

California Progress Reporting (APR) takes into account a school’s state Academic Performance Index (API) in addition to federal measures of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and Program Involvement (PI). Together, these reports help ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines.

Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) measures achievement on the California Achievement test, given each year to students in grades 2-11. These tests assess whether a school is meeting state educational goals and measures progress from year to year.

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is a statewide accountability system mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 which requires each state to ensure that all schools and districts make Adequate Yearly Progress

To view Ralston Middle School’s recent state test scores, click on the links below:


2012 Star Test Results

2011 -12 Accountability Progress Reporting (APR)


Contact Information

Principal: Michael Dougherty

Assistant Principal:  Lauren Park

Assistant Principal:  Christian Storm

Mailing Address:
2675 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA  94002-1216

Phone: (650) 637-4880
Absence Reporting: (650) 620-2814
Fax: (650) 637-4888

A California Distinguished School

Ralston Intermediate School serves all sixth through eighth grade students in the Belmont/Redwood Shores School District. During the 2014-2015 school year we anticipate an enrollment of approximately 1175  students. The Ralston staff provides our students with a strong Common Core State Standards based academic program.

Every Ralston student receives  instruction in the core subjects of language arts, history/social  science, mathematics, science, physical education and health education.  All students may select from a wide variety of elective classes.

Ralston students have the opportunity to participate in numerous  extra-curricular activities. A comprehensive after-school sports  program supported by School-Force provides team sports experiences in  golf, basketball, cross-country, volleyball, tennis, and track and  field. After school tutorial classes and homework groups are available  several days per week for all grades. The PTA sponsors a diverse selection of clubs based on student and teacher interest. The clubs meet after school and are offered for a minimal fee. Our student body has an active student government, which sponsors spirit days, dances and other school wide activities.