Middletown originally opened as a high school in 1909. The first building still stands on Route 11 in Middletown. The school was later used as an elementary school for students in grades 1-6.
On September 5, 1989, a new building was opened on the current site between Route 11 and Interstate 81 just outside the town limits. A bell from the original school can be found in the lobby and serves as a reminder of the rich tradition and history of Middletown Elementary.
The current facility was expanded in 1998 adding seven additional classrooms, two additional resource rooms, storage areas at each grade level and an elevator to allow handicap access to the stage. The school has a fully functional computer lab, library facility, gymnasium, music and art room.
The school property is nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley with scenic views of the surrounding hills and mountains.
The Middletown Elementary School mission is to encourage our students to appreciate diversity, enable them to be life-long learners and empower them to be responsible citizens.
Modeling Excellence and Success
An effective school is a result of hard work by dedicated employees, students, parents, and volunteers from the community. It is our goal to inform the community of the activities at Middletown Elementary School and to work in partnership to promote a quality education for all students. To achieve this goal, Middletown Elementary will create a learning community:
- attend school regularly and are active participants in the learning process
- strive for academic improvement
- are responsible for learning, actions and attitude
- respect the rights of others
- model life-long learning
- are active participants in their child's formal education
- teach their child the importance of accountability and responsibility
- are encouraged to share their ideas of expertise
- works together to create a congenial environment
- participates in professional growth activities
- works collaboratively with administrators to utilize current information and research in developing effective instructional programs
- works in partnership with parents to ensure a quality education for their children
Where the Environment
- is safe and supportive
- conducive to teaching and learning
- fosters mutual respect and a sense of pride
- provides consistent enforcement of rules
- welcomes the network resources of the community
Where Curriculum and Instruction
are focused and organized around clearly defined objectives
- reflect the many learning styles and needs of students
- provide specialized programs and services for students with special needs and abilities
- provide a sequentially aligned educational program
- promote critical thinking and problem solving skills
- are maintained with current materials, equipment and supplies