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Welcome to our new Harris Middle School Webpage!!

We are anticipating the beginning of a new year, one that we hope will be more like the normal we once knew. Our staff has been working hard this summer to get our school looking good for the students to return.

I am excited to begin my 2nd year here at HMS. I look forward to seeing our 7th and 8th grade students return and welcoming our 6th grade and new students to HMS!

I have been in education for 20 years. Every year I get the same excitement and nervousness to begin a new year. I am sure these are the same feelings most of our kiddos have as we creep up on August, and I am sure many of you parents are or will have those same feelings!!!

I have always known education was my path and I love what I do. I am not perfect, but I promise I will work hard to make Harris Middle School the best! "Light bulb" moments are my favorite, hearing about something a child has learned, having a casual conversation and learning something personal about a student drives me to want to provide the very best for our kids. SMILES make me happy!

Middle school is some of the hardest years of a child's life. I have a middle schooler and a high schooler - I know! With some grace, love and relationship building - HMS staff, and myself, are committed to help your child through these years. Not only making academics a TOP priority, but also helping to build strong character and good people.

I, along with the HMS staff, ask you to commit to joining us in helping make these years a little less tough. Your support is needed! Open lines of communication and working together will ensure your child's success.

I am honored to be a part of HMS and to serve our community, our students and parents. I am available for any questions or concerns. Let's make this a great year . . . Go Blue Devils!!!

Mrs. Jennifer Miller

Principal - Harris Middle School


8th grade awards and graduation will be held in the gym at Harris Middle School on Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 pm. There is no limit on guests who can attend.--

Congratulations to HMS 2021-2022 TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Mr. Dan Hopson!




Mr. Dan Hopson!



HMS 2021-2022


Mr. Dan Hopson!

Congratulations to our golf team on winning the Western Highlands Middle School Conference Championship today at Mountain Glen in Newland!

Mitchell County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you have questions or concerns regarding the accessibility of the website or if you are unable to access a page or document on the website, you may contact the Technology Department via email at cjohnson@mhslive.net.

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Harris Middle School

121 Harris Street

Spruce Pine, NC 28777

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