Warren T. Eich Middle School, which was originally opened in 1964 as a 7th/8th grade Intermediate School, has experienced many successes academically, athletically, and within the community. During the 1999 to 2013 school years, Warren T. Eich received some of its most prestigious honors. In 1999 and 2013, Eich was selected as a California Distinguished School and was also named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2000. During 2006 Warren T. Eich received recognition as a Project Fit America School and in the fall of 2008 Eich became an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) National Certified School.
Recently, in May of 2013, Warren T. Eich was accepted as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Candidate School with the ability to apply to become an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in the Fall of 2015. As an IB school, all Eich students take a Foreign Language and a Visual Performing Arts as part of their daily core class schedule. Under the Visual Performing Arts, students at Warren T. Eich have the opportunity to take Beginning/Advanced Art, Communication Technology, Advanced Technology, Beginning/Advanced Woodshop, Yearbook, Beginning/Intermediate/ Advanced Dance, Beginning/Advanced Drama, Beginning Advanced Band/Marching Band, Drum Line, Guitar, or Choir/Musical Theatre. Since the early 90’s, the award-winning marching band, alone, has accumulated over 200 first-place showings in parades and concerts.
Athletically, Warren T. Eich offers Girls’ & Boys’ Volleyball, Cross Country, Competitive Flag Football, Girls’ & Boys’ Basketball, Wrestling, and Track & Field as after-school competitive sports. Since 1997, Eich boasts over 40 athletic championships while competing in the Foothill Interscholastic Sports Athletic League (FISAL).
Warren T. Eich also has strong ties with the community by participating, on a yearly basis, in the annual Lions Club Canned Food Drive, a Toy Drive which supports Woodbridge Elementary School’s Giving Tree to supply gifts and books for underprivileged students during the holidays, Eich’s Jingle Bell Run which raises money for low-income Eich families, and St. Baldrick’s in the fight against cancer.
Finally, Warren T. Eich offers classes and programs that fit the needs of a diverse student population through Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) classes in Language Arts and Social Studies/History, Advanced Placement/Accelerated Math classes, the weekly Wildcat Enrichment & Intervention (WEI) period which allows students reteaching and/or academic extension opportunities, English Language Learner (ELL) classes, the Bridges program for students who need extra academic support in core classes, a Heritage Speaking class as an alternative for those who are fluent in Spanish and may not require basic Levels 1 & 2 Spanish classes, the Math Olympiad which offers students the opportunity to compete in individual and team math competitions, Destination Imagination (DI) which allows students to compete in math, science, engineering, and performing arts team competitions, and the Functional Skills Program (FSP) class which services students with severe autism and down syndrome.