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About The School

Mission Statement  

The mission of Graham Middle School is to develop literate, contributing citizens with a foundation for a lifetime of learning.

Curriculum: We believe that a well-designed curriculum, promoting intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth and one that is sensitive to the unique needs of each child will enable students to successfully meet the challenges of our ever changing technological society.

School Climate: We believe by providing a positive and safe learning environment students should have opportunities for educational success.

Citizenship; We believe a high standard of good citizenship and ethical behavior should exist in order for students to develop respect for themselves and others.

High Standards/Expectations; we believe to become contributing and productive members of society, students should have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential to bridge knowledge in all areas of learning.

Cultural Heritage: we believe an atmosphere should be created that fosters awareness of our multi-cultural American heritage and encourages an appreciation for diversity.

Responsibilities: teachers, parents and the community strive to keep current of ever changing educational trends and share the responsibility in establishing a good work ethic, self-discipline, student responsibility and high self-esteem which is conductive to student development.

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Graham Middle School opened its doors in the winter of 1981 and was immediately occupied by the Graham Junior High School’s 7th and 8th grades with Principal, Mr.  Brian “Mont” M. Bush, and Mr. Sam Crockett as Vice-Principal.  The following year, 6th graders from Springville Elementary, Abbs Valley/Boissevain Elementary, and Graham Intermediate School joined in the halls of Graham Middle School.  The school was dedicated on March 7, 1982 by Lt. Governor Charles Robb.  Other notable figures in attendance included Mr. Lester Jones, Superintendent of Tazewell County Schools, Mr. James Dudley, Chairman of Tazewell County School Board, and Mr. Wiley R. “Pappy” Yates, principal of Tazewell Middle School.

The students were so proud of their new home, they dedicated the 1982 School Annual to “our New Graham Middle School.”

Today, Graham Middle School is a thriving community of  403 learners with a dedicated staff that are still enjoying the same spaces updated for today’s 21stcentury learner.