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Mission & Vision



Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School will be a state-of-the-art community school where students, parents, and staff work collaboratively to create a safe and engaging learning environment with high expectations and quality instruction.  We are committed to the success of all students academically, socially, and emotionally as we develop responsible citizens who are college prepared and career ready, life-long learners for the 21st Century.



In partnership with students, parents, staff and the community WE:

  • Start with Students- We provide a motivating, caring, and student-centered learning community that encourages students to become capable, well-rounded, and responsible members of society.
  • Have success in the Classroom- We provide a challenging academic environment which focuses on national standards and employs researched-based instructional strategies that empower students to reach their potential, creates meaningful real=applications, and fosters life-long learning.
  • Strive for Effective Teaching, Leadership and Accountability- We are a professional staff who practices respectful interactions, shared decision-making, upholds school and district policies, and works collaboratively to meet the needs of all students.
  • View Families as Partners- We are committed to open, honest, and respectful communication with parents/guardians, welcoming participation and involvement.
  • Embrace Diversity as Strength- We recognize and appreciate diversity and self-expression, respecting individuality and building positive self-image. We use our diversity to promote social acceptance and understanding.
  • Create a Safe and Secure Environment- We provide an environment that is physically and emotionally secure where students feel safe and free to be academic risk-takers.