ADM Middle School is located at 801 Nile Kinnick Dr. South in Adel, Iowa and serves students in grades 6-8. In addition to providing students with innovative and rigorous academic offerings in a supportive environment, ADM Middle School also offers a wide range of clubs, arts, and athletics to foster student physical, social, and emotional growth.
ADM Middle School Philosophy
The ADM Community School District believes that middle school students are in a transitional period in their lives. They no longer fit the mold of the elementary school student but have not made sufficient progress academically, physically, or socially to be able to handle the freedom associated with the high school curriculum. Middle school students have not yet developed the ability to think much beyond the concrete level. During this period, they must begin to develop the ability to think in abstract as well as in concrete terms.
We believe that all programs, academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular, should be designed to meet the unique needs of the middle school student. There should be a gradual transition from the structured self-contained classroom of the PK-5 Elementary/Intermediate Program to the exploratory/elective type departmentalized curriculum of the middle school. We believe that exposure to a wide variety of classes and activities are essential to the growth and development of the adolescent middle school student.
The ADM Middle School is committed to making the transition from adolescence to adulthood as smooth as possible. We believe that working together, we can help middle school students develop good self concepts, maintain steady academic progress, and prepare physically and psychologically to handle the important changes in their lives.