THE NEW JM ALEXANDER MIDDLE 2017-2018
The new JM Alexander Middle school building will open in August, 2017. The school was named after John McKnitt Alexander. He came to North Carolina from Pennsylvania in 1775, along with his brother Hezekiah. He was a tailor, surveyor, landowner, church founder, and patriot. In 1760, he married and built a home that he named Alexandriana, 9 miles north of Charlotte.
John McKnitt Alexander is most remembered for signing the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence on May 20, 1775, fourteen months before the Continental Congress wrote our nation's declaration.
JM Alexander Middle 1960-2017
The old JM Alexander Middle school was built in 1960. The school was built on land that what was once part of the Alexandriana homesite. Originally, the school educated 9th graders only. The following year, it also included 8th graders, and soon added 7th grade. By the fall of 1997, it included 6th through 8th graders.
J.M. Alexander Middle School’s mission is to provide an engaging, challenging learning environment in which our students are encouraged and empowered to become life-long learners who take responsibility for their educations, set high expectations for themselves, model compassion and leadership for their peers, who are increasingly aware of their responsibilities as global citizens, and who exhibit the qualities of a JMA Scholar.
JMA Scholars are:
Life-long learners who love learning and knowledge
Curious & inquisitive
Self-disciplined, hard-working, and responsible
Risk-takers open to challenges
Well-rounded & balanced
Focused on their education
Empathetic and compassionate
Globally and inter-culturally aware
Creators, collaborators, and organizers
We believe that every person has inherent value and worth.
We believe that the J.M. Alexander community includes students, parents, faculty, staff and the extended community.
We believe that the school and the parents will communicate and collaborate for a supportive environment in which all adults are responsible for all students.
We believe that teachers will provide quality instruction to challenge students to learn and grow.
We believe that an effective middle school promotes the development of the child's transition to adolescence.
We believe the staff will work to help the students develop as healthy, moral and intellectual individuals who are responsible for their actions and performance.