Welcome to North Royalton Middle School! It is truly an honor to be the principal at NRMS and serve the fifth through eighth grade students of both North Royalton and Broadview Heights. I believe that educators who choose to teach the middle level grades must strive to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of their students while also being cognizant of the physical changes that they are experiencing. The teachers, counselors, support staff, and administrative team at NRMS truly embrace this ideal and work tirelessly to provide an educational environment that meets the needs of the whole child.
As a member of the Ohio Middle Level Association Executive Board, I strongly support and believe that all middle level schools should implement, to the best of their ability, the 16 characteristics of This We Believe. This We Believe is the position paper, published by the Association for Middle Level Education, which outlines how to successfully educate students in the middle. Building positive relationships with all, differentiating instruction to meet varying students’ needs, and working collaboratively with all stakeholder groups is just a small sample of how we at NRMS try to exemplify and implement middle level best practices and This We Believe.
It is my hope that our website provides the necessary information to help support your child during his or her years in the middle grades. Please also navigate to the Flyer Central portion of our district page and also sign up for Constant Contact so that you are up-to-date with all the happenings at our school and in our district. Never hesitate to contact your son or daughter’s teacher, school counselor, assistant principal, or me if we can be of any help. Please know that all at NRMS will work endlessly to “Inspire and Empower Learners”.
North Royalton Middle School began in 1989 as a part of the high school campus, serving grades six, seven, and eight. In 1996, North Royalton Middle School opened and was Ohio’s largest facility utilizing a geothermal heating and air conditioning system, which saves the district 20% - 40% annually. In addition to conserving energy, the building was constructed as a middle school; thus, its design meets the needs of the fifth through eighth grade students that it serves.
North Royalton Middle School is 239,000 square feet and is able to accommodate 1,600 students. Currently, NRMS has approximately 90 teachers that instruct roughly 1,400 students. Upon arriving to NRMS, students, parents, teachers and community members enter through a large atrium surrounded by windows. The building has two academic wings, consisting of two floors. Each floor is designed as a grade-level pod with the science labs in the center. The fine arts department is located in the front of the building and contains separate band and choir rooms. NRMS has two gymnasiums that are used both during and after the school day for academic and co-curricular activities. The purple gym contains a stage and a foldable wall. The foldable wall allows the gym to open into the cafeteria for various performances. The media center contains multiple computer labs and independent computer stations that are utilized by classes and students. The media center also includes a loft where meetings are held and academic teams host student recognition assemblies. NRMS also has a computer lab in each academic wing that classes utilize on a daily basis in addition to many Chromebook carts.
The safety of each student at NRMS is of the utmost importance; consequently, each door is locked during school hours. Only teachers and staff with the proper identification and badge can gain access. Furthermore, the school’s main entrance, as well as other entry points and many areas of the school are monitored by video surveillance.
North Royalton Middle School day begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM. NRMS’s flexible block schedule allows for four and five teacher academic teams to create learning activities that extend past the class period. Moreover, the schedule also embraces an flex period where teachers can meet the individual needs of all learners.