A BIG WELCOME to Center Grove Middle School
    Central! We are going to have a SUPER year! As we
    continue this journey, one very simple thing is evident
    at Central…this staff focuses daily on excellence.
    Each staff member has high expectations of
    themselves and in turn will have high expectations of
    our students. We will start by creating an environment
    that is welcoming and safe. We will strive to create
    engaging and rigorous learning experiences that will
    push each child to reach their highest potential. We
    believe that during middle school students should
    experience variety and use this window of time to
    dream, explore, and achieve! This will allow them to gain the necessary
    skills to be fully prepared for High School and beyond.

    Middle School Central’s program offerings are designed to meet this
    unique age. We are here to support students in their academic and
    social growth. We know that this is a time in their development that they
    are changing physically and emotionally more than any other time in their
    life. We will utilize best practices to design lessons that focus on standards
    based content while simultaneously building character. This will help each
    child meet our high expectations for learning and behavior.
    We look forward to partnering with each and every student, parent, and
    community member. I am committed to communicating openly our
    areas of growth, our efforts to improve, and most importantly celebrations
    of our success! TOGETHER, we can accomplish anything!

    Mr. Craig Smith

    Proud Principal