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Mission Statement

All students at Benjamin Franklin Middle School will learn. The school’s mission is to discover and foster the conditions under which they learn best. The school staff is committed to helping students emerge from the middle school experience with their maturity and self-esteem enhanced, so they can become well-rounded and responsible individuals.


Benjamin Franklin Middle School, centrally located in Rocky Mount, consists of two buildings- the East Hall, housing all 6th grade students and the West Hall, housing 7th and 8th grade students. The middle school provides a transition from elementary to high school and offers a program designed to meet the unique physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of students in this age range.

Students receive academic instruction in the core subjects of English, Social Studies, Science, and Math. A broad range of experiences in technology/career education and fine arts is also available. A comprehensive guidance program, Character Counts Program and Olweus/Rachel’s Challenge helps students develop positive self-esteem and responsible decision-making skills. A variety of athletic offerings prepares athletes for high school competition and promotes sportsmanship.