Principal's Message

Welcome to Pio Pico Middle School, I am Dr. Miranda Raoof the proud principal of Pio Pico Middle School.  It is an honor, I am proud to serve children, families, teachers, and staff in providing a positive learning environment and instructional programs that shape students’ lives.  

I have worked in the field of education for more than three decades, supporting and shaping the lives of children.  I have worked in Los Angeles Unified School District for 21 years as a teacher of Social Studies, Magnet counselor, assistant principal and principal.  In all roles, I have tried to make a positive difference for children.  I want children at my school to experience a well-rounded educational program that include sports and extra-curricular activities that shape their self-esteem and develop their character in a positive manner.  I believe that the most important job that I have at the school is to ensure that children are safe, respectful, and responsible, so that they can learn. 

I enlist the help of every Pio Pico Middle School parent, guardian, teacher, and staff member to support children daily in committing to these three important things, attending and arriving to school on time. Making an effort to do their best work and completing all assignments.  Contributing to a caring, nurturing, and positive learning environment and school experience. 

I believe that with guidance and support from positive adults in the life of a child, students can assimilate, incorporate, and generate, ideas and create a successful life for themselves and for others.    


Dr. M. Ra’oof, Principal