School Info

Sacaton Middle School

Gila River Indian Community, Arizona


Braves Pride

Be Responsible

Be Respectful

Be Safe

Watch a video showing what PBIS looks like in K-12 schools:

Creating the Culture of PBIS

2017 PBIS  Kickoff – Be as BRAVE As You Can!

2016 PBIS  Kickoff – When The BRAVES Go Marching In!


2013 – 2014 PBIS Hawaiian Kickoff

Welcome to the 2013 School Year!

Sacaton Middle School videos have won awards at the 2013 Behavior Education Technology Conference and the 2013 International Association for Positive Behavior Support Conference. Watch and see, we know you’ll agree!

Braves’ Bus Expectations

Braves’ Expectations Kick Off 2012!


District Mission Statement

To provide excellence in student achievement, community, involvement and educational guidance for the future success of our students.

 Our PBIS Vision

Create a positive culture and environment to promote high student achievement and appropriate behavior.

What is Positive Behavior Intervention and Support?

PBIS is the scientific system behind our Braves Expectations for preventing discipline problems. Our PBIS team is hard at work taking more professional development training so that we can create the culture that we want for our school. Throughout this year, the PBIS Team will be again be asking students, staff, and our community for information and feedback. We want your input!

- One of the foremost advances in school-wide discipline is the emphasis on school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments.
- Instead of using a piecemeal approach of individual behavioral management plans, a continuum of positive behavior support for all students within a school is implemented in areas including the classroom and nonclassroom settings (such as hallways, buses, and restrooms).
- Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making targeted behaviors less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.


What are the Outcomes of PBIS?

  • Decreased classroom disruptions and office discipline referrals
  • Increased academic achievement and performance
  • Improved school climate and safety

Why is PBIS Needed Here?

Office Referral Data
Our student discipline data shows that almost 200 students were sent to the office for behavior problems last year. If the student was out of the classroom for an average of only 20 minutes per office referral, we lost 11 days of instruction. If you include the time it took the student to get back on task once retuning to class, this time could easily double to 22 days (a whole month!) of instruction. This doesn’t include the days lost if students were suspended.

When students struggle with reading – we teach. When students struggle with math or music – we teach. When students struggle with behavior – we need to teach them how to succeed.

Climate Surveys Data
This past June 2012, we surveyed staff to gather their perceptions about our school climate and safety.

95% of staff agree or strongly agree that teachers care about our students

78% of staff agree or strongly agree that students bully others

55% of staff agree that current school rules and consequences are fair

Anecdotal Data
Here are some quotes from our June 2012 staff climate surveys, clearly change is needed:

Consistency in classroom management is lacking.

Teachers are inconsistent with follow through with their expectations.

Some teachers enforce school rules and reinforce appropriate behavior while others do not.

Braves’ Expectations

Reinforcement Matrix


Reinforcement Matrix


Behavior Flowchart























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