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Welcome to Harris Middle School, home of the Blue Devils!

It is my honor and pleasure to welcome each of you this year and I look forward to an exciting year. We welcome our 6th graders joining us for the first time and welcome back our 7th & 8th students for what I hope is your best year yet.

The staff is rested and excited to see you and provide you all the tools necessary to help you be successful. We will continue to keep our main focus on teaching and learning at Harris Middle. It is my hope that we can partner together to have successful learning, social and behavioral experiences to make middle school the best!

Every decision that is made will be made with your child’s best interest in mind. If you have concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Communication is essential for everyone involved in a child’s education and I will provide as much as possible to ensure you have the necessary information to be fully involved in your educational experience. This handbook will answer many questions about the expectations your child will be held to. I encourage you to read it carefully with your child.

Let’s make this year the best year at HMS!!

Rodney Smith



Congratulations to HMS 2021-2022 TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Mr. Dan Hopson!




Mr. Dan Hopson!



HMS 2021-2022


Mr. Dan Hopson!

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Harris Middle School

121 Harris Street

Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Phone: (828)-766-3340 / Fax: (828)-765-1595