Winton Middle School is committed to encouraging and supporting student achievement and excellence in a safe learning environment by developing positive relationships within the school, with families, and with our community.
Winton Middle School has a shared mission where we set high expectations for academic, social and emotional learning. We provide students with the 21st Century Skills* necessary for high school, college, career, and civic readiness.
*Critical thinking & Problem Solving, Communication & Collaboration, Creativity & Innovation, Digital & Media Literacy
Winton Middle School's History
By John Christian
Associate Archivist, Hayward Area Historical Society
In the late 19th and early 20th century, the property where Winton Middle School is today belonged to the Winton family who farmed the site.
The construction Winton Middle School’s itself, was part of a large building boom that took place in the Hayward area during the post-World War II period. During that time, Hayward was transitioning from a largely agricultural community into a suburban community. As new residents moved to the area, schools were built to accommodate the influx of students.
Winton Middle School was one of eight local schools built between 1951 - 1952. Designed by Anderson and Simonds Architects, construction of the facility was rapid and quickly completed by February of 1952. The new school cost $503,304 (about 4.8 million in 2019 dollars). The campus was formally dedicated on December 16th, 1952, having just welcomed its first students that Fall. Winton’s first principal, H.A. Roberts, presided over the ceremony and introduced the new staff. Winton opened with 12 classrooms, a wood shop, home economics room, library, multi-purpose room, kitchen, and administrative office. Additions and changes to the original campus have since taken place.
Originally, Winton was part of the Hayward Elementary School District. On July 1, 1963 the campus became part of the newly formed Hayward Unified School District (HUSD). Winton Middle School and HUSD have been welcoming students to class ever since.