Friday Harbor Middle School occupies the historical school building at 85 Blair Avenue that once housed the elementary school and district office. Renovated in 1997-98, FHMS retains the character and look of the old building, while inside it is modern and functional. Five new classrooms (including two great science labs) and a new multi-purpose Commons were added at the time of renovation.
FHMS works hard to get all students ready for success in high school (and beyond). Each trimester Honor Roll (3.3 GPA and above) students are recognized at an awards assembly. Our students score very well on the state-mandated assessments at both 7th and 8th grades. The percentages of students meeting or surpassing standard are among the very highest in the state. We are proud of our achievements and maintain a culture that focuses on learning.
Curriculum at FHMS
We have a six-period day, divided into trimesters. Four classes, the ‘core classes,' include Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. All students take PE every other day (A/B schedule). Students may take Band every day; students who do not take Band are assigned to exploratory classes on an as-available basis, such as Art, Science Projects, Logic & Brain Games, Leadership (QUEST), Newspaper, Computer Projects, and Content-area Support.
Students must pass all their core classes or successfully complete Summer School to move to the next grade.
Most sports are offered by local organizations – most coordinated by Island Rec (378-4953). However, FHMS offers girls' volleyball in the fall and middle school track in the spring.
Middle School students devote time and energy each winter and spring to a play production at the Community Theater. Students have both acting and production support roles.