The middle school curriculum represents a critical phase of transition in a child’s education. It solidifies what has been introduced at the elementary level and lays the groundwork for more advanced study at the high school and university levels.

For this reason, incoming students at Henderson Middle School will be introduced to deeper and more complex material than they have been exposed to previously. In their courses, students will be expected to excel in their homework, independent reading, reports, and research projects;furthermore, they should begin to show a capacity for critical thinking and analysis of their course material for tests and other assessments.

While middle school can seem overwhelming, keeping students motivated—instilling the belief that they can do well in school—is an essential element of our curriculum.

To this goal, the faculty and staff of Henderson Middle School strive to encourage a positive progression of qualities in each student over the course of their middle school years. Among these are:
 Enhanced interest in life-long learning
 Increased personal pride in the quality of his/her work.
 The development of a richer knowledge base on which to make informed decisions inboth academic and non-academic contexts
Further development of the interests, talents, and abilities of each student, nurturing a healthy sense of self-confidence

In addition to Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, and other core subjects,Henderson students have the opportunity to engage in a variety of elective classes, including:  
 Technology
 Health/PE 
     Critical Thinking
     Inventions & Innovation
     Art Studio


Report Cards & Grading Scale

REPORT CARDS: Richmond Public Schools operates on a four (4) nine-week grading system. Students will also receive a progress (interim) report at the mid-point of the first and third nine-week periods. Interim reports provide an indication of students' progress prior to report cards being issued.



A (100-92) Outstanding Achievement

B (91-83) Commendable Achievement

C (82-74) Acceptable (Average)

D (73-65) Minimum Achievement

F (0-64) Unsatisfactory Progress


SCHOLAR ROLL - A scholar roll student achieves a 3.6 grade point average with no grade below a B.

HONOR ROLL - An honor roll student achieves at least a 3.0 grade point average with no grade below a C.