Mission, Vision & History

Our Mission

We commit to ensure that every KMS student can access the highest standard of curriculum through high quality instruction and supports provided by educators who know and care about students’ academic and social emotional needs, consistently demonstrate a growth mindset, and share a belief and work ethic that KMS educators can collectively, in collaboration with families and the community, help every child develop 21st century skills, achieve unlimited success, and truly become lifelong learners.

·        Focus on Empowering Student Voice through a Cycle of Engagement

·        Foster a Culture of Mutual Respect & Teamwork

·        Establish Visionary Goal Setting to Support a Sense of Community

Our Vision

We envision KMS as a school in which...

·    All students and adults are valued regardless of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and personal history.

·   Social emotional and physiological wellness is a resourced priority for students, families, staff and leaders.

·   Relationships between and among principal, staff, students and families are based on trust where people expose their vulnerabilities, voice their strengths and challenges, and are fully supported in learning, and adults model and teach the behaviors we expect of students.

·    All leaders and staff contribute positively to the culture of our school and work through differences respectfully and collaboratively.

·    All classrooms and common spaces are safe, orderly and bubble with school spirit.

·    Students and staff are proud to be at our school; families want to be involved in our school; and fifth graders overwhelmingly choose KMS as their first-choice school!

Our Belief

We believe that learning sustains the human spirit.

Therefore, we value the intellectual risk taking of students as they engage in thinking critically about academic challenges inside the classroom and 21
st century applications outside of the classroom. 

We value the persistence necessary for students to strengthen their core literacy skills across all content areas as they engage in problem solving and demonstrate their mastery of grade level content standards. 

We value the passion and motivation that each student will develop through his or her journey to become empowered learners.

Our Instructional Focus

A coordinated, whole-school effort to have Keith Middle School students demonstrate the ability to think critically through analyzing text in each content area as evidenced by their growth on STAR360 assessments and several internal measures.