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Growing in Educational Excellence

District 196 middle school students have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of subject areas through curricula designed to meet the needs of middle-level learners. In District 196, we have six middle schools, one of which is a STEM magnet school. The core curriculum for middle school students is closely aligned with state standards and includes math, science, social studies and English language arts. Students also study in a variety of elective areas beyond the core content areas, which are also aligned to state and national standards.

All curriculum is reviewed regularly through a districtwide curricular review process. We are committed to providing middle school students with the support they need to see the infinite possibilities that await them in high school and beyond.

School Hours for the 2022-23 School Year

Middle Schools

  • 8:20 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
  • Valley Middle School of STEM: 7:55 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Eric Hansen,
Director of Secondary Education


Core Curriculum

World Languages