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"Building a Culture of Excellence"


We will collaboratively create an environment that provides challenging experiences with reading, mathematics, writing, science, and technology interspersed throughout the curriculum in order to accomplish our mission of building a brighter future.




 The mission of James A. Shanks Middle School is to empower students to

become critical, creative thinkers who are destined for global success.
James A. Shanks Middle School Tigers will R.O.A.R!


                    Respect Myself and Others

                    Own My Choices

                    Accept Meaningful Challenges

                    Reach My Goals


Gadsden County Public Schools


Student Code of Conduct


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Scholastic Book Fair Homepage




Faculty & Staff Email

Teacher Tools:

  Classroom Sets of Books




School Events
12/9/2019 to 12/13/2019
•  Acaletics Testing
•  Basketball Game (Home) Lighthouse Middle School 5:00 (Girls only)
12/16/2019 to 12/19/2019
•  Basketball Conference Tourney (Location and Time: TBA)
•  Christmas Program
•  Tropicana Speech School Contest
12/18/2019 to 12/20/2019
•  Early Dismissal
Coat Drive
Coat Drive:December 2-6, 2019

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