Holtville Middle School is located 120 miles east of San Diego, 40 miles west of the California/Arizona border and 20 miles northeast of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Holtville Middle School is in a rural, agricultural area and serves approximately 292 students.
In 2017 Holtville Middle School was awarded the Gold Ribbon School Award and recognized as a top Title One School in academic achievement. Holtville Middle School is a certified AVID School. In addition to the standards-based, rigorous core curriculum, Holtville Middle School offers a variety of electives including Band, Spanish, Math, and ELD support classes, Ag. Science, and Communications. Holtville Middle School has also been successful in integrating MESA into the curriculum as an elective and after school as a club. MESA students gain first-hand experience in robotics, programs, and web design. HMS also facilitates a comprehensive After School Education and Safety Program (ASES) program. Homework centers, sports, and tutoring are coordinated by teachers and tutors every day, after school. Holtville Middle School participates in the Imperial County Elementary Athletic Association and offers Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, and Flag Football. In addition to sports, ASB creates an engaging environment by running clubs such as Flags, Shields, and Cheer and hosting student-led events such as dances and field days.