2017 Jonathan Shotwell recognized by D-backs as most valuable teacher
2017 Nancy Parra-Quinlan recognized by Air Force Association State as Teacher of the year
2017 Latino Town Hall Award Winner Stephanie Naranjo
2017 Wendi Egnew recognized
by Masonic Oriental Lodge as 20 Outstanding Teachers in Mesa
2016 Sierra Rhinehart recognized by MPS as Educator of the Month
2015-2016 Excellence in Teaching recognized at the Black & White Ball Masquerade Event presented to Rochelle DeRiso, Nancy Parra-Quinlan, Spencer Brown and Liz Taufa.
Kino Jr. High was selected to receive the fall 2017 Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant.
Highly Certified AVID school
2014-2015 Arizona Civic Engagement School - School of Merit
2015-2016 Arizona Civic Engagement School - School of Merit
2017 Silver Award for PBIS
Desert Scholars Junior Honor Society