Our Schools

FOPBSS is the parent-teacher organization (PTO) for both Mission Bay High School (MBHS) and Pacific Beach Middle School (PBMS), which are located in the Pacific Beach community of San Diego.  More information and contacts for each school can be found on their websites here:

CHOICE Enrollment

PBMS and MBHS are part of the Mission Bay Cluster of Schools, along with Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School, Crown Point Junior Music Academy, Kate Sessions Elementary, and Pacific Beach Elementary. Families from outside this cluster and/or outside of San Diego Unified may apply to enroll at PBMS and MBHS through the district’s school CHOICE Enrollment program.

Currently, students who choiced into our feeder elementary schools do not need to re-apply when they matriculate from 5th to 6th grade; the same is true for those who have choiced into PBMS and will matriculate from 8th to 9th grade at MBHS.

Applications for the 2024-25 school year can be submitted between October 2 and November 15, 2023. Information and deadlines will be posted on SDUSD’s CHOICE Enrollment website in the fall.

Campus Tours

Join our administration teams for on-campus tours of PBMS and MBHS this year! Click on the below flyers for details.

In the News

Pacific Beach Middle garden grows again with students’ help


More than 55 students met at Pacific Beach Middle School to provide an early greeting to spring. The sixth to eighth-grade garden club students, along with school staff and community members, worked from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. restoring a school garden on the south side of the campus adjacent to the new parking lot’s traffic circle.

Mission Bay music ensembles hold fundraising concerts for Japan trip


Mission Bay High School’s premier jazz ensemble The Preservationists have been holding concerts throughout San Diego to raise funds for their anticipated trip to Japan in April. With help from the Sea Monks, a band composed of Mission Bay students and alumni, who held a concert at Tio Leo’s in January, the school’s music ensembles followed up at Deft Brewing with a successful concert.

Pacific Beach schools make push for electric bike safety


Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools (FOPBSS) provided an electric bike education and safety seminar for students and parents at Mission Bay High School on Jan. 31. The program, which was also open to the community at large, was made possible by a grant from the San Diego Association of Governments and in coordination with Scripps Injury Prevention, the San Diego Police Department, and the San Diego Bike Coalition.

‘King Arthur’s Quest’ unites Mission Bay Cluster schools on stage


For the first time since 2020, students from Pacific Beach Middle School (PBMS) and five other Mission Bay Cluster schools showcased their singing and acting talents on one stage for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “King Arthur’s Quest.”

Winter concerts bring holiday joy to PBMS community


Student musicians from Pacific Beach Middle School took to the stage on Dec. 6 and 8 to perform a range of classical and contemporary pieces for the school’s winter orchestra and band concerts.

FOPBSS parents vie for chili championship


Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools (FOPBSS) held its first chili cook-off fundraiser on Nov. 5 at the San Diego Mission Bay Boat and Ski Club. The bayfront setting was filled with Pacific Beach Middle and Mission Bay High parents, teachers, and community members eager to taste nearly a dozen chili recipes, some of which were family secrets passed down through multiple generations.

Members from Class of 1969 return to Pacific Beach Middle


Five alumni and four spouses returned to PBMS 53 years after their commencement, for an intimate reunion and private tour of the school’s revamped campus.

Pacific Beach Middle students design motion simulator ride for Halloween


As part of their 8th grade community project, twins, Kai and Katherine, created a ride simulator called “The Eichhorn Experience: King Kong.” All proceeds from the ride will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Their ultimate goal is to bring mobile rides to children in hospital care that may not be able to physically visit theme parks. 

NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Leaders Join Pacific Beach Middle School Students, Staff in Celebrating Newly Completed Classroom Facility


One of Pacific Beach’s most celebrated schools has marked a major milestone. On Friday, Pacific Beach Middle School leaders welcomed Superintendent Dr. Lamont Jackson, Board of Education Trustee Richard Barrera, students, and three generations of alumni to celebrate a recently completed modern classroom facility.

Pacific Beach Middle School Students Celebrate Mid-Autumn Moon Festival


Students in the Mandarin language programs at Pacific Beach Middle School (PBMS) had a taste of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival earlier this month, as they prepared and then feasted upon traditional mooncakes.

Bird art elevates humble trash cans in Pacific Beach


2022 PBMS Student IB Project featured in local news.

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