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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.

  Florida Students
Educational Resources for Learning is a new source for Florida Standards Student Tutorials and Resources.

It has resources from all over the web to support student learning in language arts, mathematics, science, and civics.


Hear What's Coming Out of the Tigers' Den

Important Reminders to Students and Parents


Parents please remember there is NO Supervision on Campus before 7:00AM and after 4:30PM.  Unless your child is in an afterschool supervise program. Thank You for your Cooperation….




Pearson ePat Practice Assessment Tools for Civics & Biology I EOC

James A. Shanks' New Logo








 Microsoft Office Specialists 
Mr. Pace's students are learning to use Microsoft Office.


Parent Access to Grades and Attendance
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.


Information for Families



Employees of the Year, 2016-2017

Major Willie A. Jackson, Principal
Mrs. Judith Mandela, Teacher of the Year
Ms. Sanura Frazier, Rookie Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Clarine Clarke-Wells, School Related Employee of the Year  

2017-2018 Uniform Schedule                                     


Parent Expos




Student Code of Conduct                                          

Faculty & Staff Email

Teacher Tools:



 Classroom Sets of Books








Upcoming Events
Student Orientation will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 4pm-6pm!

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