Our Mission Statement

School Vision

C.W. Ruckel Middle School will provide a rigorous, safe, and positive learning environment for every student through the cooperative efforts of school, home, and community.

School Mission • Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow

The mission of C.W. Ruckel Middle School is to empower students to excel as contributing members 
of society by guaranteeing a quality educational foundation.

Belief Statements

  • A safe environment in which students can learn and grow
  • Excellence and quality in student learning and achievement
  • The core values of honesty, integrity, responsibility, respect, courtesy, cooperation, empathy, and excellence
  • The value of every student’s ability to learn
  • Parents, teachers, and staff making decisions based on what is in the best interest and welfare
    of students
  • Vertical/horizontal alignment in all curriculum areas
  • Reading strategies used across the core curriculum areas
  • Recognizing diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds
  • Effective communication between students, educators, parents, administrators, school board members and others in the community
  • Effective schools require adequate and equitable funding
  • Continuing professional development
  • Sunshine State Standards—based curriculum
  • The principal who serves as an instructional leader
  • Smaller classes to enhance a student’s opportunity to be successful
  • Use of technology throughout the curriculum



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Last Updated December 31, 2020