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About the School

Hours of Operation

Gates to the school for student drop off begin no earlier than 7:30 am. The first bell rings for Homebase at 8:30 am. The dismissal bell rings at 3:30 pm. The Main Office closes operations for the day by 4 pm.

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Background & History

The school enrolls about 1,100 students from Barrigada and parts of Dededo, Harmon, Latte Heights, Tamuning and Mangilao. There are about 80 teachers and over 30 non-teaching positions and support staff. The school has a main principal, three assistant principals, and one administrative officer.


Originally named Barrigada Junior High School, the Barrigada campus was built in 1958. The school was renamed Luis P. Untalan Junior High School in 1978, in honor of a long-time local educator.  In 1982, the school transitioned into a middle school.  It is now one of eight middle schools in the Guam Department of Education.

Until January 2012, the campus facing Vietnam Memorial Highway (Rt. 10) was the home of wildcats attending Untalan Middle School. When the campus was deemed unsafe by the Department of Public Health, the school was moved a couple of miles across Purple Heart Highway (Rt. 8) to Tiyan.

The new campus had a larger area, with classrooms and offices spread over 9 buildings. Owned by Core-Tec International, the new campus is on lease to the Guam Department of Education. It was previously occupied by John F. Kennedy High School while their campus was rebuilt.

It took more than two years for the renovations at the Barrigada campus. In addition to a renovated gym and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) classrooms, the 50-year-old campus welcomed the addition of a new wing of classrooms with restrooms, a back parking lot, concrete benches, a new indoor stage in the cafeteria, and a new front entryway. The wildcats were finally home.

In August 2014, the Barrigada campus finally held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the renovated campus.

 


Above: Governor Calvo (center) cuts the ribbon along with elected officials, UMS students, and GDOE officials.

 

 

The School's Namesake

The school was named after long-time educator Luis Palomo Untalan. He was born in 1906 in Hagatna and passed away in 1990.

Read his biographical entry on Guampedia.com.

Above: Luis P. Untalan with wife Lagrimas Leon Guerrero.