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Brief: Back to Two Middle Schools

Following a six-month study by its Middle Schools for Tomorrow Workgroup, the Alexandria School Board unanimously approved restructuring the city’s five middle schools on two campuses back into two middle schools.

As part of a plan to improve student achievement, George Washington Middle School would be formed from the current GW 1 and 2 middle schools and Francis C. Hammond Middle School would be formed from the current Hammond 1, 2 and 3 middle schools. The board voted unanimously on Thursday, Feb. 20, to revise the middle school structure to one school per campus. The administration recommended consolidating the structure for the 2014-15 school year.

A new administrative structure will be introduced at the two consolidated middle schools. Each school will have:

  • One principal

  • Three academic principals

  • One dean of students

  • One director of school counseling

  • Two counselors per grade level

  • One resource teacher for Talented and Gifted (TAG)

  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program

  • Targeted professional development

  • A restructured, definitive middle school counseling program.

To view the full proposal for the restructure of the middle school program, visit http://www.acps.k12.va.us/middle-schools/.