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Middle School


CMS Curriculum Description

Crawfordsville Middle School believes in providing the highest quality and the most appropriate education to every student. To meet this goal, we have implemented differentiated course offerings, and have adopted a data-based decision making model. This model allows us to appropriately place students in classes and meet each student at his or her level of understanding, while providing high quality grade-level curriculum.

If you have questions or need assistance regarding CMS academics, please contact Mrs. Tami Haas, CMS Principal, at (765) 362-2992.

Crawfordsville Middle School has been on a traditional, seven-period schedule for several years. Classes are fifty minutes in length, and passing periods last five minutes. From Labor Day until the ISTEP test, class periods are shortened to include a 30 minute Bonus Period in our schedule three mornings per week. This period provides time for remedial interventions or study periods for all students. The school doors open at 8:25 a.m., first period begins at 8:45 a.m., and the dismissal bell rings at 3:45 p.m. Students may eat breakfast from 8:25 until 8:40 a.m. Teachers and students have a 30-minute lunch period.

Crawfordsville Middle School students are provided core curricula of language arts, mathematics, science/ health, social studies, physical education and related arts. Language arts and math classes are taught at SPED self-contained, corrective, general, and advanced levels. Students who take Algebra 1 and Spanish 1 may earn high school credit.

Crawfordsville Middle School’s curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all students. EL classes are offered to non-English speaking students. Students with high achievement and motivation for learning are placed in the Accelerated and Enriched (A&E) program’s advanced core classes. A majority of special education students are serviced in fully inclusive co-taught general education classrooms with the support of a resource room while others are taught in self-contained SPED classrooms.