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Principal's Message



Rancho Viejo Middle School Community,

I am privileged to have the opportunity to lead Rancho Viejo Middle School and serve the staff, students, and community. I have been part of the Hemet USD family since August 2014.  Prior to becoming a part of this great district, I served 14 years in nearby school districts. In doing so, I began my profession as a high school Mathematics teacher; thereafter, I went on to be an Instructional Coach, most recently, I was an Assistant Principal at Hemet and Tahquitz High School. I look forward to getting to know everyone and build strong relationships within the Rancho Viejo Middle School family.

It is my goal to support all students, faculty, and staff as we implement the mission and vision of the school, building on the strong foundation that has been established by the Rancho Family. I enthusiastically anticipate all of the positive experiences and growth we will make this year as a result of our teamwork and dedication.  

I have an open-door policy; please do not hesitate to contact me via email, phone call, or personal appointment.  I am eager to hear your thoughts and input about all facets of our school community. 

As we embark on the 2019-2020 school year, I encourage you to connect with the RVMS community!

Visit us: Office Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. daily

Call us: 951-765-6287

Follow us on Social Media: Facebook (rancho.viejo.984), Twitter( @RVMSflagship)    

Instagram (ranchoviejo_middleschool)



Gerardo Zavala


Rancho Viejo Middle School 

Hemet Unified School District

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