Welcome to Judkins!
My name is Ian Penton and I am the principal at Judkins Middle School. This is my fourteenth year with Lucia Mar. I am a product of the district and have deep roots in our community. I spent ten years working at Arroyo Grande High School as a teacher, coach, and administrator. I have worked at the district level and had the opportunity to work with each principal at every school site. This is my fourth year at Judkins and I thoroughly enjoy working with middle school students. We have a high-powered team at Judkins and strive to meet the needs of each and every student.
Middle school is a critical time of growth and development. We are committed to preparing students for success in high school and whatever path they should choose to take in the future. We work closely with our feeder elementary schools to tailor a program for each student. We also work closely with Arroyo Grande High School to set in place a plan for student success at the next level.
Judkins has a strong record of academic excellence. We pride ourselves on high expectations. The staff at Judkins works hard to adjust to the academic needs of our students. Our goal is to partner with parents to foster the growth of our students. We want to make school a safe and fun place to be. There are multiple opportunities for students and families to connect to our campus. We encourage all students to get involved in some kind of extra-curricular activity to either extend their learning or connect to the campus.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any comments or concerns. I look forward to seeing you on campus!