About Heaton Middle School
What began as a middle school to serve the then-booming Belmont neighborhood in 1960, Heaton Middle School has truly transformed into a school that serves all of Pueblo, becoming a destination for students from all corners of the city.
Heaton prides itself on preparing its students to be high-achievers, which shines through in its signature focus on its AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program. AVID empowers students by explicitly teaching them the hidden curriculum of school by developing time management, organization, interactive note taking, inquiry, collaboration, writing, and reading skills. Heaton showcases its commitment to the AVID approach to learning with its designation at one of five "AVID Demonstration School" in Colorado.
Heaton offers students a myriad of opportunities to find their niche, exposing them to numerous programs and activities designed to inspire children down their future path, and teaching them to do what Heaton Hawks do — Soar!