A Note from Our Principal

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Welcome to McCracken Middle School, home of the Eagles. McCracken has a long history of providing a world class education to our students. We have a dynamic staff of teachers committed to excellence in education. I am so proud to call McCracken Middle School my home and I consider it an honor to serve as Principal.
Middle school provides students with the foundation necessary for success in high school. We take this job very seriously and work to provide your child with engaging learning experience steeped in research based best practices, many excellent arts related experiences, outstanding athletic programs, clubs and extra-curricular activities, and many leadership opportunities.
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Teachers of the Year Awards

Teachers of the Year Awards
LaTyphani Littlejohn (Typhani), first grade teacher from The Cleveland Academy of Leadership, has been selected as the 2016-17 Spartanburg School District 7 Teacher of the Year. Ms. Littlejohn finds no greater pleasure than of a servant leader. “Teaching is beyond a career for me. Teaching is a major part of my purpose and my life’s work!” With only 8 years so far in the classroom and the distinction this year of being voted Cleveland’s Teacher of the Year AND District 7’s Teacher of the Year, Littlejohn has proven herself a well respected, effective educator who goes above and beyond to satisfy the needs of her students. She stands out, with her calm disposition and compassionate nature, as a team player who understands the common goal of improving student achievement. In her warm, welcoming classroom Ms. Littlejohn approaches each topic with excitement while also incorporating interactive technology in her lessons to make connections. She says giving her students a purpose for learning is paramount and that it’s her job to help them find success.
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MMS Newsletter - McCracken Eagle News

Stay informed about what is going on at McCracken with our online newsletter.

McCracken Named a National School to Watch

McCracken Named a National School to Watch
McCracken Middle was recently named a national School to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, and was recognized in June at the National Schools to Watch Conference in Washington, DC. The organization evaluates and recognizes middle schools across the nation based on criteria that indicate high performance. Visit the Schools to Watch website to find out more about the initiative.

McCracken Earns Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards

McCracken Earns Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards
For 2013-2014, McCracken Middle School earned the Palmetto Gold Award for General Performance and the Palmetto Silver Award for Closing the Achievement Gap. In addition, McCracken had been awarded the Palmetto Silver Award for General Performance in the 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013 school years. These awards recognize South Carolina public schools for high levels of academic achievement and high rates of growth. Schools are also recognized for making progress in closing the achievement gap among their students.
Click here to read more about the Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards Program from the South Carolina Department of Education.

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