Sequatchie County Middle School
7079 SR 28
P.O. Box 789
Dunlap, TN 37327
Sequatchie County Middle School has a population of approximately 600 students and is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges. The building was constructed in 1996 and serves grades 5-8. The mission of SCMS is to provide a structured and secure environment in which the students may achieve academic mastery while demonstrating positive social and emotional growth during the transition from childhood to adolescence. The mission statement is endorsed and supported by the physical placement of the grade level classrooms, the content area and related arts curriculums, the academic grade level configuration, the school support services, and the extra curriculum activities.
All students attend daily classes in the content areas of language arts, math, reading, social studies, and science. There are two learning leaders and three interventionists. Related arts classes are as follows: Career Explorations, Computer Lab, Music, PE, Science, and Writing. Band instruction is offered as an elective for the higher grades. Emphasis is placed upon the use of comprehensive reading strategies in all subject areas by all teachers and students.
The core content instructional process is configured per the needs and requirements of the different grade levels. The 5th grade students are assigned to one classroom and one teacher and do not exchange classes except to go to the related arts classes. The 6th grade students are placed in a homeroom group. They move with this group to two or three different core content teachers. The 7th and 8th graders are also assigned to a homeroom. However, these students rotate to different classrooms and have four or five different core content teachers during the school day.
The support staff includes a school counselor, a school psychologist, and a special education teacher for each grade level. The support program includes special education inclusion classes for all grades, a behavioral intervention class, a School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) system, a school wide Title 1 program for math and reading, and before and after-school enrichment programs. The sports teams are members of the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association and area conference associations. The sports programs include: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, softball, and volleyball. In addition, many community league sports and activities are available for the middle school age group.
“Rising Above The Rest”
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)