Buyers want their new home zoned for ‘good schools.’ While there are a lot of limitations to assigning a single grade to a school with hundreds of students, teachers, and staff, we believe in providing information. Please keep those limitations in mind when reviewing the information provided. The information below for Tallahassee’s public middle schools was collected through the National Association of Realtors’ Property Resource. Also, these reports include community/parent/student reviews.
Leon County has 49 public schools and over 32,000 students. With over 2,300 classroom teachers, 42% have a master’s degree or higher! The graduation rate is in the top five in Florida at 94.4%.
More information can be downloaded from the Florida Department of Education here and here.
And, please check out our other blog article about Tallahassee’s Public High Schools and Elementary Schools
If you are wondering what schools your location is zoned for, please check here. Leon County also has a school choice program for select families. Applications for school choice are submitted between January and March 1 each year. And you can check here for more information.
Deerlake Middle School
Located in northern Tallahassee, Deerlake Middle School is in the Killearn Lakes area of Tallahassee. This public middle school serves grades 6-8. Their overall grade is an A-.
Check out their webpage here: Deerlake Middle School
Current enrollment is around 1,042 students.
Deerlake Middle School’s mission statement: “Educating students to respond effectively to the challenges and demands of life.”
For instance, you can download the report here: Deerlake Middle School Report
Cobb Middle School
Located in Midtown Tallahassee, Elizabeth Cobb Middle School is an Applied Science and Technology Magnet Program. This public middle school serves grades 6-8. Their overall grade is a B+.
And, you can check out their webpage here: Cobb Middle School
Current enrollment is around 805 students. Cobb’s main building was constructed in the years 1952-1954. The gymnasium was added in 1985. The wing holding the media center, classrooms, science labs, and administrative offices was completed in 1992. In 2014, the new front office and chorus building was completed.
The Applied Science and Technology Magnet Program at Cobb Middle School “seeks to inspire creativity, stimulate curiosity, and empower students to develop a comprehensive understanding of their world through the pursuit of scientific knowledge and investigative skills.” As a magnet program, the curriculum focuses on scientific contents and methods to prepare students for further study in Life Science and STEM Environmental Sciences.
Consequently, you can download the report here: Cobb Middle School Report
Fairview Middle School
Located in southeast Tallahassee, Fairview Middle School is a public middle school serving grades 6-8. Their overall grade is a B.
Check out their webpage here: Fairview Middle School
Current enrollment is around 835 students.
Their mission statement is “Fairview Middle School is committed to working with our community to provide a nurturing, safe, and caring environment in which all students can learn. In pursuing this mission, we dedicate ourselves to preparing our students to become confident, self-directed, life-long learners prepared to adapt effectively to the world of the future.”
Most certainly, you can download the report here: Fairview Middle School Report
Ft. Braden Middle School
Located in rural southeastern Tallahassee, Ft. Braden Middle School has been serving students since 1843. This public combined middle/elementary school serves grades PK-8. Their overall grade is a B-.
Check out their webpage here: Ft. Braden Middle School
The school has a long and rich history. It is named after a Tallahassee belle Virginia (Ward) Braden. Ft. Braden itself was established as a military outpost in 1839 during the Second Seminole War.
But, you can download the report here: Ft. Braden Middle School Report
Griffin Middle School
Located in northwestern Tallahassee, Griffin Middle School is an Information Technology Prep Program. This public middle school serves grades 6-8 and has three magnet programs. Their overall grade is a C.
Check out their webpage here: Griffin Middle School
When it was founded by the Primitive Baptist Church of Florida, Griffen Normal and Industrial Institute was a private boarding institution. It was named in honor of their pastor Reverend Henry Griffin. The original facility was built in 1920 but was consumed by fire in 1926. In 1934, the Leon County Board of Public Instruction assumed partial responsibility for the school.
Griffin Middle School’s mission statement is “… to facilitate learning opportunities on a dual technology platform, teaching rigorous and relevant skills that will equip students to compete in a global society.”
Therefore, you can download the report here: Griffin Middle School Report
Nims Middle School
Located in southern Tallahassee, R. Frank Nims Middle School has a motto of “Hope, Care, Love.” This public middle school serves grades 6-8. Their overall grade is a C.
Check out their excellent webpage here: Nims Middle School
Nims Middle School is named for late Principal Robert Frank Nims. He served as Principal from 1955 to 1958. Called ‘Frank’ by his friends, he was born into one of the prominent black Tallahassee families. His mother was an educator, and his father ran a market in Frenchtown. This historic and predominately African-American area is located north of Tennessee Street near FSU. Frank graduated from Florida A&M University and was highly respected in the Tallahassee community.
Nims Middle School’s mission statement is “… to support an academically engaging and safe school environment which allows students to become responsible leaders and self-supporting members of our school, community, and society.”
Furthermore, you can download the report here: Nims Middle School Report
Raa Middle School
Located in northwestern Tallahassee, Augusta Raa Arts Magnet Middle School is an Arts Magnet Program. This public middle school serves grades 6-8. Their overall grade is a B.
Check out their webpage here: Raa Middle School
They have proposed designing their curriculum around the arts to help students develop creative and critical thinking skills. Exhibition and performance opportunities are provided at all levels. Students explore courses that include visual arts, theatre, and music.
Mission statement: “It is the mission of Augusta Raa Arts Magnet Middle School to provide an educational setting designed to prepare students to be successful lifelong learners. Through curricula and extracurricular activities, each student will have the opportunity to be active participants in the learning process and engage in activities that allow them to explore their individual interests.”
And you can download the report here: Raa Middle School Report
Swift Creek Middle School
Swift Creek Middle School is in eastern Tallahassee. This public middle school serves grades 6-8. Their overall grade is a B+.
Check out their webpage here: Swift Creek Middle School
Likewise, you can download the report here: Swift Creek Middle School Report
Montford Middle School
Located in Midtown Tallahassee, William J. Montford III Middle School is a state-of-the-art facility. They pride themselves not only on their ability to provide ‘intelligent classrooms’ but, also on their green initiatives. This public middle school serves grades 6-8. Their overall grade is an A-.
Check out their webpage here: Montford Middle School
Montford Middle School’s mission statement is “… to establish a culture of respect and responsibility; to engage students in an active, emotionally, and physically safe learning environment; to model enthusiasm for and love of learning; and to prepare students to contribute to and care for the community and the environment by providing opportunities to explore interests and creatively solve problems.”
So you can download the report here: Montford Middle School Report
Woodville Middle School
Map of the area zoned for Woodville Elementary SchoolLocated in Woodville, south of Tallahassee, this public middle school serves grades Pre-K through 8. Their overall grade is a B-.
In 1865, Woodville Middle School was established. Therefore, this makes it Tallahassee’s oldest public school. In 2014, it was designated a magnet school for Leadership through History, Civics, and Service Learning
Check out their webpage here: Woodville Middle School
Woodville Middle Schools’s mission is “to promote outstanding achievement in a dedicated learning environment for all students.”
Therefore, download the report here: Woodville Middle School Report
For More Information on Tallahassee’s Schools
More information can be downloaded from the Florida Department of Education here and here.
And, please check out our other blog article about Tallahassee’s Public High Schools and Tallahassee Public Elementary Schools
Stay tuned for more school reports!
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