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Welcome to Howard Middle School

    •  *** Summer Reading Assignment Details for Magnet Students are posted on the website calendar. *** 2016-2017 School Supply List is posted on the website calendar.  ***  EOY Report Cards and Test Scores are ready for pick-up at the front office. ***

    The faculty and staff of Howard Middle School are committed to providing our students with quality educational experiences, integrating curriculum content with real world experiences. All students are provided opportunities to achieve and reach their full potential through rigorous instruction, relevant curriculum, and relationships with staff. 

     AAIT (Magnet) program

    Applicants to HMS's AAIT (Magnet) program must be MCPS students with a good academic standing, good attendance, and an excellent discipline record. A completed HMS AAIT (Magnet) Application  is required and additional details may be found on the following site: AAIT at HMS.


    The Howard Middle School staff facilitates maximum academic achievement, promotes trust and compassion, and challenges students to gain and apply knowledge in the pursuit of lifelong learning.


    Student potential cannot be achieved without strong community and parent support. Join us in educating our children by participating in the School Advisory Council and our Volunteer programs.


    Check this website weekly for information regarding the school calendar, staff, newsletters, SAC, clubs, and more. You are encouraged to email Howard staff with school related questions or website suggestions. 

    florida standards assessments


    Florida’s K-12 assessment system measures students’ achievement of Florida’s education standards, which were developed and implemented to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life. Assessment supports instruction and student learning, and test results help Florida’s educational leadership and stakeholders determine whether the goals of the education system are being met.  

    The following links provide access to general information about the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) and training tests as well as links to other FSA websites and resources.


     Morning Reminders

    Parents, please remind your students that if they come on campus for tutoring or meeting another teacher prior to school beginning they need to arrive at the appropriate time. Students that arrive too early will have to be sent to  Extended Day and parents will have to pay.

    • Repeat offenders could be given Lunch Detention for refusing to follow school rules. 
    • Students should not come to campus until approximately five minutes before they are to meet their teacher. 
    • The front office is not for students to enter for regular school attendance and the campus officially opens for all students at 9:15am.  
    • Car riders should exit their vehicles within the carline and walkers should enter through the east side gate (near carline). For the safety of all involved, student and parent cooperation is sincerely appreciated. 
    • Extended Day  is a service provided by MCPS's and is available at HMS for before and after school.

    Carline Reminders

    Please click on Carline Reminders  to view a copy of the procedures that have been put into place to ensure the safety of all our students and to keep the lines moving as quickly and safely as possible.


    • State law prohibits anyone from smoking anywhere on school campuses; please abstain from smoking in your vehicle while on school grounds.
    • For the safety of our students and staff, please refrain from using your cell phone while in the car rider line - distracted driving causes accidents.
    • If you arrive early, passengers and drivers are to remain inside their vehicles. For the safety of all students, parents are reminded to use the carline to pick up their children.
    • Please be courteous to our neighboring homes and businesses. Carline begins at 3:35pm and typically ends by 4:00pm. Once students enter the carline area, students are not permitted to leave until picked up by their ride.
    • Students who are not picked up within 5 minutes after the end of carline will be sent to Extended Day, and parents are responsible for paying the required fee.
    • Finally, all parents should consider carpooling to reduce the length of the carline.


    In order to make the afternoon student pick-ups more convenient we will once again have alternate parent pick-up areas.
    1.  The Boyton Daycare Center parking lot.
    2.  The grass area behind the gym.
    3.  The grass area at the North end of the school by NW 14th street.

    Parents who carpool will be given priority for these car spaces.  If you are interested in one of thse pick-up spots, we ask that you ONLY email Krista.Boyd@marion.k12.fl.us.  We will only process the requests that are emailed.  Thank you.



Important News & Information


  • AAIT

    i.b. program


    • Student's School Day: 9:35 AM - 3:35 PM
    • Campus Opens: Walk to homeroom - 9:15 AM
    • Bell to be in Homeroom: 9:30 AM
    • Tardy Bell/Start of Class: 9:35 AM
    • Early Release Time: 1:35 PM
    • Teacher Day: 8:10 AM - 3:55PM
    • School Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lunch: $1.75 (If qualified, reduced: $0.40 or free)
    • Breakfast: $1.00 (If qualified, reduced: $0.30 or free)


Important Information

  • Click here to find out how to get Office 365 for Students!

    For several years we have provided our students with the opportunity to use the online version of the Office products through the MCPS Desktop. 


    Now we are able to offer our students the opportunity to download the full version of Office on up to 5 devices free of charge.  With Office 365, your child will now have access to the latest version of Word, for writing; Excel, for spreadsheets; PowerPoint, for presentations; OneNote, for organization and note taking; and much more.

    • Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
    • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
    • Gain valuable skills on the world’s most popular productivity software
    • Office subscription lasts for as long as your child is a student here and the program continues


    Instruct your child to follow these simple steps to get Office:

    1. For PC and Mac:
      1. Click on: Office 365 for Students
      2. Select the Download Instructions link for complete instructions
    1. For iOS and Android:
      1. Click on: Office 365 for Students
      2. Select the Mobile QR Downloads link for complete instructions


    Your child will need their marionstudents.net account to sign in. If you have trouble installing Office, this guide may resolve your issue: Office 365 Help

    Extended Day Extended Day / Pre-Registration

    • Reserve your spot in Extended day for the 2016/2017 school year
    • $25 Registration Fee/per child
    • Weekly Flat Rate Fees are due
      in advance every Friday
    • Questions? Contact Your School’s Site Manager at 352-671-7231


    AM: $30/ child       PM: $30/ child

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