On behalf of our entire staff, I would like to welcome all new and returning students and families to Francis Howell Middle School. We are looking forward to meeting new faces and seeing familiar ones! It continues to be an honor to serve Francis Howell Middle School, a school with strong traditions of academic excellence, strong family and community support, and dedicated staff.
Our school community’s accomplishments during the past few years have been pretty incredible. This past school year, Francis Howell Middle School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for exemplary academic achievement. Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state's highest performing schools as measured by state assessments and nationally normed tests. In 2021, only 325 schools in the United States were recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School. To put it into perspective, there are over 130,000 schools in the United States, and Francis Howell Middle School is 1 of only 8 schools in the state of Missouri to receive this prestigious honor.
Now in our 30th year of serving students and families, Francis Howell Middle School consistently ranks in the top of the state for ELA and Math. These achievements and recognitions are not only a reflection of our dedication to high academic standards, but to our focus on character development. Our students continue to establish meaningful relationships, develop maturity and perseverance, and become creative, critical thinkers.
Our staff is committed to ensuring that all students at Francis Howell Middle School receive the best education and middle school experience possible. We will continue to build a positive school culture that promotes social-emotional well-being, a sense of belonging, and a love for learning. I am confident that through open communication and a focus on what is in the best interest of children, we will continue to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.
Together, I know we will make this school year one of continued growth and achievement for all children. As always, thank you for your support and partnership in your child’s education.