R. Frank Nims Middle School

Teaching, Learning, Caring.

Principal's Corner

  • Greetings parents, visitors, friends, and supporters of R. Frank Nims Middle School- Home of the Trojans!

    It is truly an honor to be the principal of Nims Middle School and to lead this learning community into the 2017-2018 school year. Major accomplishments were made at Nims during the 2016-2017 school year, and we are ready to continue building on that foundation. The Nims learning community is a body of committed people willing and able to do whatever it takes to ensure our students success. We are poised to accept all challenges, and understand that through a caring and nurturing environment great things can happen. To that end, we have high expectations for our faculty, staff, students, parents and community at-large as we strive to move our school forward.

    We here at R. Frank Nims Middle School know that by working together we can make a positive difference in the lives of our students and strengthen our community relationships while doing what we do for kids. We invite you to visit our campus and experience the great and exciting things happening during the 2017-2018 school year. Nims Middle School is a great place for teaching and learning, and we look forward to your continued support. Please feel free to call, email or stop by if you have any questions.        

    Thanks for caring!

    Dr. Kelvin L. Norton



  • Nondiscrimination Notification and Contact Information

    “No person shall on the basis of gender, transgender status, gender nonconforming gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, color, pregnancy, disability or genetic information be denied employment, receipt of services, access to or participation in school activities or programs if qualified to receive such services, or otherwise be discriminated against or placed in a hostile environment in any educational program or activity including those receiving federal financial assistance, except as provided by law.” No person shall deny equal access or a fair opportunity to meet to, or discriminate against, any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, or any other youth group listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society.


    An employee, student, parent or applicant alleging discrimination with respect to employment, or any educational program or activity may contact:

    Dr. Kathleen L. Rodgers

    Equity Coordinator and Title IX Compliance Officer
    Leon County School District
    2757 West Pensacola Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32304
    (850) 487-7306


    A student or parent alleging discrimination as it relates to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act may contact:

    Dr. Alan Cox

    504 Specialist
    Leon County School District
    2757 West Pensacola Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32304
    (850) 487-7190


Vision and Mission

  • Vision

    R. Frank Nims Middle School will be an engaging and safe learning environment which produces high achievers who appreciate diversity and become conscientious contributors to society.


    The mission of R. Frank Nims Middle School is to support an academically engaging and safe school environment which allows students to become responsible leaders and self-supporting members of our school, community, and society.




Our Namesake

  • Robert Frank Nims

    R. Frank Nims Middle is named for the late Principal Robert Frank Nims. Mr. Nims was the assistant principal of the Old Lincoln High School, under Cecil Walker, and the principal from 1955-1958.

    Robert Frank Nims was born into one of the few well-known African-American families in Tallahassee. His mother was an educator and his father ran a local meat market in Frenchtown, a predominately African-American section of Tallahassee. Robert Frank Nims was affectionately called “Frank” by all family and friends. His parents were always supportive and played an involved role in Frank’s educational growth. As a younger boy, Frank would help out after school in his father’s meat market. He attended Lucy Moten Developmental Research School (FAMU High School) and graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College. He and his wife, who was superintendent at Bethel A.M.E Church, had no children, but treated students as if they were their very own.

    Robert Frank Nims was an outstanding educator, administrator, and innovator. He earned the respect of his staff, students and Superintendent Amos P. Godby.


  • Title I Spring Parent Survey

    The Principal’s Guide to Family Surveys

    Nims Survey

    Kid's Fest

    Word of South Festival April 14



    Students Stomping For Good Health April 14


    The Peanut Butter & Jelly Jam

    March 26 - April 6

    PBJ Flyer

    JDRF ONE Walk for Diabetes


    Family Financial Literacy Night April 19

    Sponsored by Envision Credit Union



    FSA Awareness and Curriculum Night

    Feb 28, 6-8 PM 


    Operation Prom

    February 3, 2018

    Operation Prom Flyer

    R. Frank Nims Middle School SAC Meeting            

    January 16, 2018

    6:00PM Media Center

     Title 1 Online Parent Engagement Survey

    Title 1 Survey Guide

    Title 1 Survey Link


               Trojan Buck Initiative

         Since the first day of school our students have been given the opportunity to earn “Trojan Bucks” for following our school-wide expectations both in and out of the classroom.  Students can receive these bucks from ANY adult on campus.  Every Friday they are given the opportunity to spend their hard earned money on various snacks during lunch and they can purchase tickets to have their name entered into a raffle.  If their name is one of the 10 tickets chosen, they can choose from prizes such as Chick-Fil-A or Wendy’s gift cards, FAMU Football game tickets, purses, pencil pouches filled with their favorite candy and sports paraphernalia.  This is a very rewarding experience and feeling for the entire R. Frank Nims Family.  Pictured are the winners of our first raffle for this school year.  We are super proud of them for taking ownership in making the right choices as we continue to strive for excellence beginning with the end in mind!


        • SaveFirst Tax Preparation

        • Did you know that you don’t have to pay for tax preparation? SaveFirst, sponsored by Leon County Schools, United Way of the Big Bend, Florida State University, and Florida Campus Compact offers FREE certified tax preparation and electronic filing services for working families and individuals. We provide these services for households earning up to $58,000 with children, or up to $30,000 without children.

           Appointments begin mid-January. To make an appointment, call the SaveFirst appointment hotline at 844-4-TAX-FLA (1-844-482-9352).”      SaveFirst FL Doc

        • Florida Standards Assessment Information

        • Please follow this LINK to the Florida Standards Assessment Information.

        • Join the R. Frank Nims Middle School Electronic Mailing List

          If you have an email account (personal or office), please join the R. Frank Nims Middle School ListServe. We send updates, announcements, and other important information from the school on a weekly basis. Listserve is an excellent way to know what’s going on at your child’s school. The cost is FREE and it is easy to join. Just follow the instructions HERE.

        • 2017-2018 School Year Information

    Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM 

    School Hours: 9:30 AM - 3:50 PM 

    Campus Supervision Hours: 8:45 AM - 4:20 PM

    21st Century Afterschool Program: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    New Bus Route: Please review the revised bus route to include modified routes

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