Jarrell MIddle School has a tradition of academic excellence that is attributable to our outstanding staff, dedicated and caring parents, the ongoing support of our community and the high quality of our student body. As a progressive middle school, we foster a Project Based Learning environment so that all students will learn academic skills that will prepare them for their unknown future. We strive to foster a sense of community in which every individual is respected and encouraged to realize their full potential in the following areas:
1) Character – People of high character are honest, accept responsibility for their own actions, and choose to do the right thing in the face of negative pressures.
2) Work Ethic – One of the most important values any parent or educator can teach is that effort leads to growth and reward. A person who works hard and does things the right way will always achieve more in life than a person who takes shortcuts and chooses the easier path of least resistance.
3) Citizenship – Our community and quality of life are strengthened when we all treat one another with respect. Service to others and exhibiting a positive attitude makes everyone’s lives richer.
4) Academic Achievement – Students need to understand that they are building their own futures now. If they truly apply themselves to learning and achieving they will succeed and doors to opportunity will open for them.
The keys to developing all of these traits are to discuss each one at every opportunity, to model them at all times, and to recognize students as they demonstrate that they have internalized them. By fostering these traits and values in our young people we are preparing them for full, productive and successful lives.