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Rootstown Middle School

Principal’s Message

Dear Students, Parents, and Teachers,

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all to our middle school website. As the Principal of this school, I feel privileged to lead a team of dedicated educators who strive to provide the best possible education to our students.

At our school, we believe that education goes beyond the four walls of the classroom. We encourage our students to think critically, solve problems creatively, and become active and responsible citizens of tomorrow. We offer a wide range of academic programs and extracurricular activities that cater to the diverse interests and abilities of our students.

Our website is designed to provide you with all the necessary information about our school, including academic programs, extracurricular activities, admission procedures, and much more. We hope that you find the website informative and easy to navigate.

We believe that parents play a crucial role in their child’s education, and we encourage you to stay involved in your child’s academic journey. We have an open-door policy, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions to help us improve.

Finally, I want to reiterate our commitment to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for all our students. We believe that every child has the potential to succeed, and we are committed to helping them reach their full potential.

Thank you for your interest in our school, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.


David H. Kennedy


The Middle School houses students in grades 6, 7, and 8. The school day extends from 7:25 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. A hot lunch is available each day for students to purchase as well as ala-carte items.

Rootstown Schools, in collaboration with the community, will provide a quality education in a safe environment for students to become productive, life-long learners.

The school operates on four 9-weeks grading periods and meets and/or exceeds all the requirements mandated by the Ohio State Department of Education.

A basic curriculum is offered consisting of language arts, math, science, social studies, physical education, art, vocal music, band and computer literacy.

Academic content standards provide a guide to assist the teaching staff in planning instruction and to insure that all concepts and skills are introduced and taught as a student progresses through the grade levels.

The professional teaching staff is highly qualified to teach in each content area.

Classes are available for special needs students.

Interscholastic athletics are available to both girls and boys in grades 7 and 8.

The school receives support from an active PTO organization which provides activities for the students, financial assistance, and support for the staff.

Middle School Updates

Contact Us


Middle School: 330-325-9956

Board Office: 330-325-9911

Bus Garage: 330-325-0189

Athletic Office: 330-325-2006

MS Principal
Principal's Secretary
MS Counselor

Office Information


If your child is going to be absent from school, please call the school office at 330-325-9956 by 8:00 am. You can leave a message on voice mail if you need to call before 7:00 am.

Welcome Letters

Letters will be mailed home before school starts containing information on student’s first period class, locker number and combination, and an emergency medical form.

7th Grade Health Information

7th graders need to have a Tdap and meningococcal vaccination before starting school in August. They also must have had one dose of Varicella vaccine on or after their first birthday. Please send in the vaccination record to the school nurse.

School Fees are $45

Please make checks payable to Rootstown Middle School.

Emergency School Closings

A phone call will be made using our automated phone notification service. If you do not receive the message from the superintendent, please contact the middle school office at 330-325-9956 to make sure we have your correct phone number.

Emergency School Closings will also be on:

TV: Channels 3, 5, 8, 19, 23 & 43
Radio: 560 AM, 1100 AM, 92.5 FM, 94.1 FM, 96.5 FM, 99.5 FM, 100.1 FM, 100.7 FM, 103.3 FM, 105.7 FM, 106.5 FM, WAKR, WONE, WQMX, WTOU

Ways to Support the Middle School

  • We are now collecting Tyson Project A+ labels. Each label is worth 24¢.
  • Submit your Boxtops for Education to help Rootstown Middle School earn money from General Mills. Send in Boxtops for Education to the office.
  • Give Back to Schools through Office Depot and OfficeMax. Use School ID Number 70080140 at checkout when purchasing qualifying products at Office Depot or OfficeMax and our school will receive 5% back in credits for free supplies.

Upcoming Middle School Events