John Poole Middle School
|John Poole Middle School|
|17014 Tom Fox Avenue
Poolesville, MD 20837
|Type||Public Middle School|
|Motto||Home of the Timberwolves|
|Head teacher||Rick Bishop|
|Number of students||355 (2009–2010)|
|Student to teacher ratio||10.6|
|Website||John Poole Home Page|
John Poole Middle School (JPMS) is a public school for students in grades 6, 7 and 8 located in Poolesville, Maryland. It is the only middle school that feeds to Poolesville High School. The school receives students from Poolesville Elementary School in Poolesville and Monocacy Elementary School in Dickerson, Maryland.
Poolesville was the last cluster in Montgomery County to have a middle school built. Until JPMS opened for the 1997–1998 school year, students in kindergarten through sixth grade attended Poolesville and Monocacy Elementary Schools, and Poolesville High School served grades 7–12 as a Junior-Senior High School.
JPMS is a member of the Green Schools Program. Students work on environmental preservation projects and programs to reduce the school's environmental impact.
The school is named after John Poole, the founder of Poolesville, Maryland. The gymnasium, added to the building in 2000, is named in memory of Linda Fiore, the school's first principal.
Clubs and activities
- Basketball (boys and girls)
- Cross Country (boys and girls)
- Soccer (boys and girls)
- Softball (boys and girls