About our School

Avon Middle School is a team organized, student-centered 7-8 middle school designed to meet the needs of young adolescents. Each grade has three academic teams; each team includes an English, social studies, science, and math teacher.  The daily schedule consists of five academic periods, two unified arts periods and a lunch/flex period.  While academic classes meet each day, unified arts classes meet on alternating days, allowing your child to experience a wide variety of learning experiences.

With our current population of approximately five-hundred and fifty, the six teams (three in each grade) range from 90 to 100 students. Team teachers work and plan together developing opportunities to explore themes and develop academic skills.  In addition, teachers meet on a daily basis to discuss the progress of their students and plan to meet the needs of each child.  Our team structure also provides the basis for effective home-school relationships through frequent and meaningful communication and planning. 

In addition to providing a small community of learners for our students through teaming, Avon Middle School also continues to strive towards addressing the recommendations of the Carnegie Corporation’s Turning Points 2000: Educating Adolescents in the 21st Century:

  • Teach a curriculum grounded in rigorous, public academic standards for what students should know and be able to do, relevant to the concerns of adolescents and based on how students learn best.
  • Use instructional methods designed to prepare all students to achieve higher standards and become lifelong learners.
  • Staff middle grades schools with teachers who are expert at teaching young adolescents, and engage teachers in ongoing, targeted professional development opportunities.
  • Organize relationships for learning to create a climate of intellectual development and a caring community of shared educational purpose.
  • Govern democratically, through direct or representative participation by all school staff members, the adults who know the student best.
  • Provide a safe and healthy school environment as part of improving academic performance and developing caring and ethical citizens

  • Involve parents and communities in supporting student learning and healthy development.

The Avon Middle School professional staff continues to focus on the mission statement of the district’s five year Strategic Plan: Our mission is to inspire, challenge, and empower students to develop compassion, curiosity, responsibility, and resilience.