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Simle Middle School

In 1961 the original high school building, later known as the Junior High School, was torn down when a new junior high was built. The school, first called Hillside Junior High, was renamed Simle Junior High in 1962 for former Superintendent of Schools, T. E. Simle, who served from 1952-1963. The school was expanded in 1991, and underwent renovations in 2007.


Recognized by the National Association of School Principals as one of the 89 Highly Successful Middle Schools in the U.S.

Working Together To Achieve Success


Successful schools for young adolescents are characterized by a culture that includes:
  • Educators who value working with this age group and are prepared to do so.
  • Courageous, collaborative leadership.
  • A shared vision that guides decisions.
  • An inviting, supportive, and safe environment.
  • High expectations for every member of the learning community.
  • Students and teachers engaged in active learning.
  • An adult advocate for every student.
  • School-initiated family and community partnerships.
  • Successful schools for young adolescents provide curriculum that is relevant, challenging, integrative, and exploratory.
  • Multiple learning and teaching approaches that respond to their diversity.
  • Assessment and evaluation programs that promote quality learning.
  • Organizational structures that support meaningful relationships and learning.
  • School-wide efforts and policies that foster health, wellness, and safety.
  • Multifaceted guidance and support services.

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