Paredes Middle School is named for Américo Paredes, a seminal 20th century Mexican-American scholar. The mission of Paredes Middle School is to prepare students to be successful and productive community members, lifelong learners and creative problem solvers who value teamwork, cultural diversity and mutual respect. Student achievement is a top priority at Paredes. The school’s climate encourages positive, respectful behavior that is conductive to teaching and learning.

I am so excited and honored to be a part of the Paredes Family.  My purpose is to inspire and empower my students to be leaders and maximize their greatness through education.  Thus, we will focus on setting very high expectations as we move towards ensuring daily that every student achieves excellence.  Please know we want the absolute best for your child and will go above and beyond to make sure they take PRIDE in who they are and in their futures.  We want your child to be successful and believe that their dreams for their future will be accomplished through hard work and dedication every day.

We have a remarkable faculty and staff ready to help your child maximize their greatness daily, so please don’t hesitate to contact them for any reason.  Our teachers and staff want to ensure this is the best year ever for your child.

I am dedicated to serving our students, parents, faculty and staff to the best of my ability, so don’t hesitate to utilize my open door policy at any time.  I know this is going to be a fabulous year and I thank you for giving me the honor to work with your child.  



Valerie Torres-Solis, Principal