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Our Mission

Ione Junior High School is committed to developing students who are confident and resilient life-long learners. We strive to ensure high school preparation for all students, through rigorous and integrated curriculum, with a focus on college and career readiness.  We prioritize an atmosphere of cooperation, with an emphasis on respect for individual differences, inclusion for all, and strong school community values.

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Ione Junior High School is an AVID certified school.  We utilize WICOR strategies in all classrooms and the AVID elective is available as an enrichment course for all 7th and 8th grade students.

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The Colt Way

The Colt Way describes and defines the culture at Ione Junior High – it is, “How we do things around here.”  Take a look at the commitments in The Colt Way to learn more about our school.

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Counseling Corner

The counselor at Ione Junior High is available to meet with all students to discuss any challenges that they may be experiencing either in school or at home.  Click the link below to meet Mrs. Khouri and to learn how to set up a time to meet with her.

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Ione Junior High uses Parent Square to communicate all critical information to families.

If you would like to learn more, please click the link below to go to the District Website for full details.

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Richard Modesti

The principal at Ione Jr High School is Richard Modesti.

I am honored to serve as the principal at Ione Junior High School. Over the course of the past several years I have developed a deep appreciation for and commitment to our school, our students, and our community. My primary objective as your principal is to create a safe, welcoming, and academically rigorous learning environment that prepares each one of our students for success in high school and beyond. I look forward to working with each of our students as they progress through their junior high school experience. Our staff will continue to strive to provide the best educational experience possible for all 400 of our amazing students. Please feel free to contact me for additional information about our school, our programs, or our commitment to student success.

Richard Modesti
Phone: (209) 257-5540


Dr. Deborah Cardin

I am truly excited to be a part of the Ione Junior High School team!  I have worked in education for over 20 years as a teacher, mentor and administrator, and am thrilled to be working with such a wonderful staff serving our fantastic Ione students.  My focus is to create a safe and welcoming learning environment that promotes high academic achievement for all students.  I look forward to getting to know and working with our students, staff, families and community in providing the best junior high experience!  Please feel free to reach out to me anytime!

Deborah Cardin, EDD
Phone: (209) 257-5543

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