...KISSIMMEE MIDDLE SCHOOL where Jaguars Achieve Greatness Using Academics, Responsibility and Self Control. Our mission is to “Inspire learners to reach their highest potential as responsible, productive citizens”.
Kissimmee Middle School is centrally located in the heart of the City of Kissimmee and is next to the high performing Kissimmee Elementary School and across the street from the Boys and Girls Club.
We are currently the largest middle school in the district. As our population grows, so does the staff and the facilities. We enjoy all the benefits and resources of being a Title I school, and we take pride in the diversity of our students, teachers, and leadership team. We are here to serve our community and its families. Teaching and mentoring our students is a responsibility that we take very seriously. We are proud to provide the very best middle school educational experience in the district and work hard to meet the individual needs of the students we serve.
A Dedicated Staff
Kissimmee Middle School is filled with a community of dedicated teachers who work collaboratively and share the vision of all students achieving at a high level. We offer academic courses that cater to student’s needs, from remediation to high school credit, and a well-balanced choice of electives, from STEM courses to fine Arts. Here at Kissimmee Middle School the entire staff is committed to educating students to become productive, responsible citizens with college and career readiness.
The fine arts program at Kissimmee Middle School is exceptional! Students at KMS can choose to take classes in Drama, Visual Arts, and Band. The classes in each progression, challenges the student to take creative risks while developing their skill. Our dedicated fine arts team have created a program that has become a huge part of our community.
The Only Dual Language Middle School in Osceola County
Kissimmee Middle School is the only Dual Language Middle School in Osceola County. A Dual Language Program is an educational model that promotes high academic achievement, while supporting English language development and cross-cultural understanding for all students. In this model all academic subjects are taught to all students in both English and Spanish.
The benefits of participating in this program are many. If you are an English Language Learner (ELL) enrolled in a dual immersion program, learning to speak, read, and write English is about many things. It’s about new words. It’s about pronunciation. It’s about becoming bilingual and biliterate. Above all, it is about maintaining your native tongue while gaining access to grade-level classes in math, science, and other subjects.
Dual-language immersion programs are effective because they encourage students to master English but not at the cost of losing their native language. It is our hope that our students will be well prepared and have the pride and self-confidence to be successful in the competitive international community. Parents wanting their children to continue participating in a Duel Language Program are welcome to enroll their child at Kissimmee Middle School.
College and Career Readiness
There are a wide variety of Career and Technical Educational classes offered at Kissimmee Middle School. Our Career and Technical Education program helps students improve their math, science, literacy and problem-solving skills. These courses are specifically designed to enable students to explore career pathways, determine career interests and aptitudes, and develop basic technical skills in a variety of career areas. Our CTE courses provide focused instruction in “Business Keyboarding, Computer Applications, and Career planning”.
A key component of our Career Technical coursework and S.T.E.M. offerings is Project Lead the Way. This hands-on program boosts classroom engagement and excitement, drives collaboration, and inspires “aha! moments” and deep comprehension. As students engage in PLTW’s activities in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, they can see a range of paths and possibilities that they can look forward to in high school and beyond.
Kissimmee Middle School is a proud AVID school. AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, provides scaffolded support that students need to encourage college and career readiness and success. Regardless of their life circumstances, AVID students overcome obstacles and achieve success. They graduate and attend college at higher rates, but more importantly, they can think critically, collaborate, and set high expectations to confidently conquer the challenges that await them. Many of our teachers have been trained to engage students using AVID strategies in their classrooms.