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Twentynine Palms Junior High School

Mission & Vision Statements

Mission: The TPJHS staff will assure high levels of learning for all students in a safe and welcoming environment. These efforts are attained through building authentic relationships and providing instruction that prepares students for their future educational and professional endeavors.
Vision: To promote individual growth by providing students an oasis of opportunities, creating pathways for personal achievement.


  • Twentynine Palms Junior High School is a two-year (7th & 8th Grade) comprehensive junior high school.
  • TPJHS is uniquely located in the Mojave Desert between a military base (Marine Corp Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms) and a national park (Joshua Tree National Park). The proximity to these entities provides TPJHS with many opportunities and a diverse population.
  • Copper Mountain Community College is located 10 miles to the west and is actively involved with TPJHS.
  • TPJHS is located within a short drive of San Bernardino Mountains (Big Bear City), Palms Springs & the Aerial Tramway and the Salton Sea.
  • We are located within a 3 hour ride to the Pacific Ocean (Los Angeles & San Diego), the Colorado River & Lakes and Las Vegas!
  • The TPJHS campus was originally the 29 Palms High School and still houses the 29 Palms High School football & soccer stadium.
  • TPJHS is located next to Twentynine Palms Elementary School, Luckie Park, and the Morongo Unified School District offices.
  • TPJHS has access to the Luckie Park swimming pool, baseball diamonds and picnic areas.
  • Many of our students participate in 29 Palms Park & Recreation activities (martial arts, dance, sports, etc.)
  • TPJHS fields boys & girls sports teams in football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball and baseball.
  • It can get hot...and cold! Temperatures reach 100+ °F (38 °C) on 90 days, 90-100°F (32 °C) on 155 days, and the freezing mark on 24 nights annually.


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