R. Frank Nims Middle School

Hope, Care, Love

  • For detailed information on how LCS is managing our COVID-19 response, please visit the In Class website. @ https://www.leonschools.net/InClass
    For Quarantine / Exposure Specific protocols please visit - https://www.leonschools.net/Quarantine 

  • Home of the NIMS Academy of Legal Studies (Pre-Law Magnet)

School Hours

  • Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    School Hours: 9:30 AM - 3:50 PM
    Campus Supervision Hours: 8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
    21st Century Afterschool: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Administrators & Contacts

  • Dr. Benny L. Bolden, Jr., Principal
    Mrs. Kari Crowder, Assistant Principal
    Ms. Janele Bullard, Assistant Principal
    Dr. Tyneal A. Haywood, Sr., Assistant Principal
    Mr. Jeffery Sims, Dean of Students
    Mrs. Altovise Mitchell, Magnet Coordinator 



Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Benny L. Bolden, Jr. - Principal

Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in R. Frank Nims Middle School. We hope that you will continue to monitor our efforts to deliver a website that will help improve our transparency. This site is the first place to check for the latest communication about the happenings at our school. We take pride in our Faculty, Staff, Students, and our Community. R. Frank Nims Middle School is a great place for teaching and learning, and we look forward to your continued support.

Thanks for caring!

Student Registration Info

  • In an effort to go paperless, LCS has created an online registration system for the 2020-2021 school year!

    A few things to keep in mind: 
    You are still required to bring in the following documents after completing the registration process:

    • Birth Certificate
    • Medical Forms (Physical (in last 12 months) and Immunization Records)
    • Two Proofs of Residency
      1. Lease, mortgage statement, property tax receipt, or homestead exemption
      2. Utility bill, Cable Bill or Voters Registration
    • Identification
    • Transcript/Report card (s) 

    Please click link below to complete the registration for students who are new to Leon County Schools or if you need to update your current student records. 

    If you have questions, please email or call Mrs. Rogers, Registrar, at rogerss4@leonschools.net or (850) 617-6161.

    Register here - https://leon.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/auth/


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

  • 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.

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  • ListServ

    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.

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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.  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!