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"Building a Culture of Excellence"

With high expectations of all stakeholders, James A. Shanks Middle School will create a culture of excellence by providing a rigorous, relevant curriculum for the development of skills necessary for students to compete in a dynamic, global and multicultural society.


The mission of James A. Shanks Middle School is to provide a safe, nurturing and productive environment in which to educate all students in order to become responsible life-long learners who possess skills, knowledge and self-confidence needed to become college and/or career ready.

 Season's Greetings

December 17-19, 2014 Early Release Days
December 21, 2014-January 2, 2015 Winter Break
January 5, 2015 Teacher Planning Day-Student Holiday

Microsoft Office Specialists 
Congratulations to Mr. Pace's Students who have demonstratred the knowledge, skills and ability to productively use Microsoft Office.

                                                    Spelling Bee Winners 
Winner - Aliza Hutley
1st. Runner Up - Jakyla Key
2nd. Runner Up - Trey Edwards
3rd. Runner Up - Niyoche McTier
4th. Runner Up - Rashard Farlin 

Parent Access to Grades and Attendance



Information for Families


                                          Gadsden County School District Attendance Goal
Each student attends school at least 95% of the time as based on average daily attendance.  Each child can miss no more than: 

  • 2 days per nine week grading period,
  • 4 days per semester
  • 8 total days per school year.

 Employees of the Year, 2014-2015

Teacher of the Year:   Mrs. Kimberly McNeal

School Related Employee of the Year: Mr. Juan Kirkland
Rookie Teacher of the Year: Mr. Eddie Oliver

    2014-2015 Uniform Schedule 

Parent Expos

1st. Quarter            Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the gymnasium

2nd Quarter            Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the gymnasium

3rd Quarter             Wednesday, April 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the gymnasium

2014-2015 Calendar

Student Code of Conduct