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A Word from Mr. Ladner:

"What am I doing to make our school the best middle school in Mississippi?"

These words will greet you in every hall at New Albany Middle School. Our passion and goal is to have every student live out these words in their daily school experience. The NAMS experience is based upon three fundamental principles: discipline, character, and education.

A disciplined school environment is composed of students who respect teachers, other students, and themselves. Additionally, a disciplined environment is one where learning is the top priority and is not interrupted by inappropriate behaviors. NAMS will continually nurture, mentor, and guide students as they develop to become more self-disciplined young adults.

Character begins with each student taking pride in his/her school, work, and accomplishments. Every student who attends NAMS has a special role to play in the success of the school. The success of all of us is always greater than the success of one of us. Good character is the stepping stone to success.

Lastly, the educational background a student receives at NAMS is the foundation for unlocking the future. We want to ensure that we provide a highly rigorous educational program for students. On a daily basis, we must challenge all students to increase their level and capacity for learning.

How do you, the student, help us become the best middle school in Mississippi? The first step is to come to school ready to learn with a positive, focused mindset. The second is to act in a respectful, disciplined manner. The third is to develop that famous "New Albany Bulldog Pride." Finally, please know that while you will be challenged, the most professional, courteous, and caring staff in Mississippi will support you. Always let us know how we may be of service to you as we all work toward our goal of making NAMS the best middle school in Mississippi.


Damon Ladner

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New Albany Middle School | 400 Apple Street | New Albany, MS 38652
Phone: (662) 534-1820 | fax: (662) 534-1819
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