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Welcome to Howard Middle School

    • *** Early Release Day, December 9th – School Ends at 1:35PM. 
    • ***  December 10th is our next Dining Out with the Herd – Please Check our Website Calendar for More Details. ***

    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.

    8th Grade Field Trip

    The 8th Grade Field Trip will be to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure in Orlando, on Friday, May 13, 2016. This trip is special to 8th graders only; Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure are closing down the park for their trip, which is called Gradventure 2016. Another special aspect of this trip is that the parks are open from 7pm to midnight. Howard students will be getting in earlier at 4pm, so we will be leaving Howard by 2:00p.m. Students must be in school that day in order to go on the trip. Because this is a special and memorable field trip, students must have a 2.0 GPA for Semester 1, and have not had any days of out of school suspension for the whole year, and not any more than 5 days in- school suspension (ISS).


    To find out more details about the trip, please click on: 8th Grade Field Trip to Universal Studios


    All students must have approval from their parents. Please click here: Parent Consent Form

    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.


    Extended Day  is a service provided by MCPS's and is available at HMS for before and after school. Special carline assignments have been established this school year to help the after school carline move quickly each day. All special carline assignments are arranged through our principal, Mr. Hensel.



Important News & Information

2015-2016 Parent Survey


    Parents, Marion County Public Schools wants to hear from you. The district and its 53 schools want to know how they can better serve students, parents, caregivers, and other stakeholders in our local community. With parents taking more interest in their children’s education, the district’s latest Parent Survey is now available online and at each school.


    Parents can access the survey at www.marionschools.net/parentsurvey. The survey is available in both English and Spanish.


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    • 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)