Our School

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    MISSION STATEMENT

    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.

     

    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. 

    SCHOOL PROFILE

    DESCRIPTION:

    Howard Middle School is located on 34 acres in west Ocala. First opened in 1955 as Howard High School, it later became Hampton Community College and, in the 1969-1970 school year, was designated Howard Middle School. A 1991 building renovation and expansion included the addition of three classroom wings. The newest expansion and renovation project was completed in 2011 that included new buildings to handle the increased population of HMS as well as updates to the original portions of our expansive campus.  The school has a rich academic excellence. Dedicated teachers work with students to achieve educational goals that support their futures. Innovative teaching and learning are encouraged, and students are served in a safe, well-disciplined environment.

    SPECIAL PROGRAMS INCLUDE

    STEAM Magnet Program, International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, (IB MYP), Gifted Education, ESOL Education, Art, Band, Spanish, Video Production, Creative Writing, Health Occupations, Career Technology, and Journalism Yearbook.

    EXTRACURRICULAR:

    Before and after school enrichment includes activities such as Academic Team, Art Club, Athletics (Volleyball, Track, Basketball; Seasonal)Homework Help and Tutoring, Jazz and Ensemble Band, Youth Achievers, National Junior Honor Society, Math Counts, Science Club, and many more!

     

    Teachers: 70 + 3 administrators

     

    Enrollment: 1,075 students

    SCHOOL COLORS AND MASCOT

    Howard Middle's school colors are blue and gold.  Our mascot is a bull.

    BUSINESS PARTNER

    Our business partner is Cox Communications.

    Cox Communications