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About Octavia E. Butler

In the spring of 2020, we named our library after Octavia E. Butler, who graduated from Washington Junior High (our original name) in 1962. A mural was painted outside the library by Roberto Quintana that captures Butler's spirit, including her love of reading and the way she wrote down goals in notebooks. In the spring of 2022, the PUSD Board of Education unanimously voted to rename the school from Washington Middle School to Octavia E. Butler Magnet.