Our Mission

The mission of Kathleen Middle School a community of diverse learners is to ensure rigorous and relevant learning experiences that result in  high achievement for our students.


As Kathleen Middle School extends its mission into the 21st century, the use of research-based instructional strategies will prepare its students for high school and various types of post secondary education as well as for military and vocational and technical careers.  With focus on the Sunshine State Standards and Core Curriculum, mastery learning, the SCANS Competencies, interdisciplinary curriculum, and career information, Kathleen Middle School’s students will be equipped to meet academic and personal challenges at all levels.

Home of the TigersAn encouraging, healthy, safe and orderly environment and a clearly defined curriculum will foster personal and academic growth.  Technology will be used as an instructional strategy to support the learning process.  Students will gain knowledge through real-world applications that promote higher order thinking skills.  Continuous student assessment will be varied and relevant to the learning process.

With Title One assistance, the staff at Kathleen Middle School will promote a strong parent-school relationship.  Parent and community involvement will be fostered through various partnerships and commitment to developing open lines of communication and a school-parent compact that will lead to in creased student performance.


Code of Conduct and Other School Policy

School Sponsored Events

In an effort to reduce the circulation of counterfeit U.S. monies, the school district will no longer accept any $50 or $100 bills at any school-sponsored events. We apologize for any inconvenience, but ask that you support this initiative. Please plan accordingly when you attend our events. Thank you.

Kathleen Middle School Dress Code 2019-2020

  • Attire that disrupts the educational process, threatens the learning environment, endangers the health and safety of students or any others will not be tolerated.

 General Appearance

  • Students must wear a KMS school t-shirt. NO POLO/BUTTON SHIRTS
  • 6th grade will be required to wear the NAVY BLUE KMS T-shirt.
  • 7th grade will be required to wear the BLACK KMS T-shirt.
  • 8th grade will be required to wear the RED KMS T-shirt.
  • Shirts must be tucked in.
  • Undershirts MUST be in school colors (navy blue, red or black) and worn under school approved T-shirt.
  • Facial piercings must be a stud, no hoops.
  • NO BACKPACKS (large or small) OR LARGE PURSES for security purposes.
  • ID’s must be worn around next at all times.

SHORTS, SKIRTS, SKORTS: must be hemmed, knee length and either be DARK blue jeans, or Tan/Navy Blue Twill pants.  No stretchy/yoga type pants.

  • Male students will wear shorts or pants.
  • Female students will not wear leggings/jeggings. They may wear pants, skirts, skorts or shorts made of denim or twill.
  • No sweat pants or athletic shorts will be allowed outside PE.
  • Shorts must be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee.
  • Pants/shorts must be worn around the waist with a belt (shoelaces are unacceptable belts).
  • Pants must not have any holes, frays or writing on them.
  • Belts must be visible and fastened at all times.
  • Hats are not to be worn or brought onto campus.
  • Blankets are not allowed.
  • No bedroom slippers or pajamas will be allowed.
  • Jackets: button up or zip front are permissible.
  • Shoes: only closed toe shoes allowed (no Crocs, sandals or open toe shoes)

Students in violation of the dress code will not be allowed to attend classes or participate in after school activities until they meet the policies set forth by the KMS SAC committee.


Students returning from an absence MUST bring in a note signed by the parent or guardian. The note needs to include the dates of the absence and the reason why the absence occurred. This note MUST be in the office within five (5) days of the absence for the absence to be excused. Students are responsible for requesting and making up missed work. Appropriate reasons for excused absences are: personal illness, death in the family, or doctor’s appointments. Students missing more than three (3) consecutive days are required to have a note from a doctor. Sick, Death in family, Dr Appt.


Florida law requires all 7th grade students to show proof of the following immunizations before they may attend 7th grade classes: a second MMR, a tetanus-diphtheria booster, and the hepatitis B series (3 doses). Proof of the above listed immunizations must be provided to the school on a blue immunization card, provided by a physician or the health department.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Click here to view our district’s Nondiscrimination Statement. LINK BROKEN


2014-2015 School Financial Report LINK BROKEN




The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule, 40 CFR Part 763, Asbestos Containing Material in schools, commonly referred to as AHERA. This rule requires all Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) to identify asbestos containing materials (ACM) in their school buildings and to take appropriate actions to control release of asbestos fibers.

All inspections for Kathleen Middle have been completed and a Management Plan describing the results of the inspection and the action plan to control any asbestos found during the inspection, where applicable, has been submitted to the Governor for approval. A copy of this plan is located in the administrative office of this school and at the District School Board of Polk County Environmental and Safety Department and is available for review upon request.