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The faculty and staff at Central Middle School believes that it is the right of each individual to have the opportunity for a balanced education that emphasizes knowledge, attitude, and the skills necessary to participate effectively in a society of free choice. To accomplish this, we believe that a good curriculum should provide recognition of the value of individual human worth and dignity. In addition, an environment conducive not only to academic learning but also to emotional, social, and physical growth is necessary to help each person to his or her fullest potential.
The new building, located at 1201 NW Ft. Sill Boulevard, opened its doors in January 2003. Building statistics include 187,000 square feet, affording space for 209 rooms including 58 classrooms, two gymnasiums, an auditorium with seating for nearly 1,000, and a large library-media center. In addition, a spacious kitchen is located off a large multipurpose dining and activities area.
Lawton-Ft. Sill Community
Lawton - Ft. Sill is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Oklahoma with a total population nearing 100,000. The main industry is the military base followed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. The median income as noted in the 2000 census, is $28,736.
The community exhibits a positive, progressive attitude toward learning and views it as a life-long process. Validity of this statement is shown by (1) the educational attainment of its adult citizenry, (2) the presence of a strong career-tech system and Cameron University, (3) the availability of non-school programs and facilities that enhance continued learning, and (4) the direct support of schools by businesses and organizational entities.
During the current accreditation cycle, Central Middle School underwent a rigorous evaluation from AdvancED, an internationally recognized accreditation organization. The school hosted a Quality Assurance Review Team made up of teachers and administrators from other school districts in the surrounding area. The purpose of the review was to evaluate the school's adherence to seven standards that measure school improvement, assess the effectiveness of the school's improvement efforts, review performance results and how those results are used to inform improvement efforts, provide high-quality feedback with clear recommendations and actionable next steps, and make an accreditation recommendation. Central Middle School received a “highly operational” evaluation – the highest possible accreditation rating.
AdvancED is the unified organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), and Commission on International and Transregional Accreditation (CITA). AdvancED is dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide through accreditation, research, and professional services.