8804 High Jackson Rd.
Building Open to Students
Student Instructional Day
8:18 am to 3:10 pm
Charlestown Middle School (CMS) houses students in sixth through eighth grades. It has an enrollment of approximately 540 students. The mission of CMS is to promote a school community that works together to establish comprehensive, 21st Century, educational programs which empowers all students to become lifelong learners. This mission will be enhanced with the distribution of a Samsung Chromebook to all CMS students in 2013-2014.
CMS is one of six schools in the State of Indiana working with Indiana University to become a model sight for the PBIS-Indiana initiative (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports). Teachers have received intensive training in culturally-responsive PBIS. Through the ongoing routines of the PBIS system, CMS has truly become an environment where students live up to the expectations they are given and rewarded for their hard work.
CMS cultivates partnerships with the community to ensure that all students will be successful and continue schooling for a higher education. They have partnered with the Charlestown Excellence in Education Foundation (CEEF) to bring post-secondary awareness to all students. The slogan is “It’s not if, it’s where” they will attend college. Administrators from all Charlestown schools meet monthly with Mayor Bob Hall and the CEEF board to support academic success within the community.
On October 17, 2012, CMS partnered with New Washington State Bank, McDonalds, River Crossing Assisted Living, Jeffersonville Fraternal Order of Police, St. Catherine Regional Hospital, Charlestown Parks and Recreation, and Dr. William Voskuhl to become a Rachel’s Challenge School. Students signed a pledge to create a school culture of kindness and compassion. CMS will continue this work and message in the upcoming school year as well.
Community Partnerships Include:
The City of Charlestown and Greater Clark County Schools are working together to provide a School Resource Officer (SRO) to serve daily at CMS.
Student Service Outreach: Blessings in a Backpack, Al-Anon and Hosparus Grief Counseling
Life Skills Programming from Our Place
Student Educational Programming from Center for Women and Families and Safe House