The Mission of the Rutland Middle School is to provide students with opportunities to develop a strong academic, creative, and social foundation that will enable them to succeed within and contribute to an evolving global community. The unique characteristics of students at this level require special curriculum, teaching strategies, programs, and assessments. Every part of the middle school program will challenge each individual and provide support to allow students to achieve their fullest potential. The school will nurture social development and provide a balance between process and content in academic development. Rutland Middle School will provide a secure, safe, and orderly environment. We will assure that each person goes to school without fear of verbal or physical abuse, intimidation, or harassment. The faculty and staff are committed to making a positive impact on adolescents. The staff is empowered to be part of the decision-making process. The school supports a beneficial partnership among home, school, and a diverse community.