• We SOAR to Higher Heights! 


     Principal's Message:

    It is with great enthusiasm that I invite you to make a visit to the greatest, hidden secret in Shelby County Schools, Highland Oaks Middle School. We have a talented group of over six hundred students. Our superb team of faculty, staff and administrators consider it an honor to serve our students and parents. It is our collective intent and my personal goal to make sure we submit our students back to society prepared to lead positive, productive lives. This is not always an easy feat. However, working together with the parents and the community makes the load lighter.

    I am excited about our strong start and encouraged to forge on toward the future because of the support gained from our fabulous parents. We exist in this community because you have given us your greatest assets, your children. Our doors are open for suggestions for making Highland Oaks Middle a better place for all of our students.


    Mission Statement:

    The mission of Highland Oaks Middle School is to equip students with the necessary skills to excel academically, socially, emotionally, and physically in order to set them on a path to be college and career ready.


    Vision Statement:

    Highland Oaks Middle School will be a place where all stakeholders are committed to developing the whole child through rigorous curricula in a safe and nurturing environment that will prepare students to become productive citizens and future leaders.



    • A nurturing, safe,  school environment promotes optimal achievement.

    • Students' learning is the shared responsibility of all stakeholders:  the administration, the teachers, the parents, the student, and the community.

    • Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process within the classroom and in extra-curricular activities.

    • Instruction that is student-centered, increases student success

    • Our stakeholders’ commitment to continuous improvement and recognition of achievement is imperative to ensure that our students become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.


    Faculty & Staff Core Actions:

    All faculty and staff members will work together to create and maintain a learning environment that will motivate all students to move beyond their current performance levels through:

    • Concise Communication

    • Consistent Commitment

    • Complete Compliance