Henry E. Huntington Middle School

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Welcome to Huntington Middle School! The San Marino School District acquired a five acre portion of the Cooper Ranch to build the city’s first grammar school.  Located on the south side of Huntington Drive, the San Marino Grammar School cost $39,258 to build.  In February of 1918, the school opened with four classrooms, an auditorium, library and rooms for sewing, manual arts and an auditorium.  In the first year, 41 students attended.  The school was later named Henry E. Huntington Middle School after San Marino’s first citizen.  This coming year, HMS proudly celebrates our centennial!




Huntington School started it’s first PTA board over 80 years ago. Since then, it has grown to be a group comprised of an executive board of 18 hardworking men and women who put in countless hours to bring you exciting programs and events, like the Hauntington Breakfast, Parent Party and our spring fundraiser. Click HERE to view the 2017-18 HMS PTA executive board.  We also have over 50 committee chairs who give of their time to oversee various activities though-out the year, like Reflections, the Science Fair, Career Day, Noontime Fun and more, who not only put in so many hours, but help enhance the experiences your child has at HMS. Click HERE to see our committee chairs for the 2017-18 school year.


Without our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to have our amazing school, built on tradition and excellence.  It takes a village and we would love to have you join us to help with any of the programs or projects throughout this year.  Please email us at huntingtonmiddleschoolpta@gmail.com to get involved!




There are many ways you can keep up-to-date with all of the events and happenings at HMS.  Our Fox Facts comes out weekly, and is an opportunity for you to read about current and upcoming events.  The SMUSD app is also your way to stay connected, with notifications coming to your smartphone. Also, viewing the Huntington Calendar and clicking on the “subscribe” button is a way to download the activities taking place during the month and year.  And, Java with Jason is a monthly gathering for parents to hear our principal, Mr. Kurtenbach, speak about events taking place on campus.


PTA Association meetings give you an opportunity to hear from all of the committee chairs and executive board members about the programs and projects taking place.  We have monthly speakers from the community who give updates and news about their area of expertise.  Association meetings also give you an opportunity to ask questions, have a voice, and be able to vote on actions affecting HMS.  We would love to see you! 


Here are the upcoming PTA Association meeting dates, which are all held in the HMS cafeteria on the Tuesday mornings at 8:45am:


-August 29, 2017

-September 26, 2017

-October 24, 2017

-January 23, 2018

-March 13, 2018

-May 22, 2018


Huntington is a special place, and your involvement and dedication will help make this year a success! I look forward to seeing you this year and working with you.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions at lauriemodean@gmail.com


Laurie Modean, 2017-18 PTA President