R. Frank Nims Middle School

Hope, Care, Love

  • Leon County Schools


  • 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

    Ms. Janele Bullard, Assistant Principal - APC

    Mr. Jeffery Sims, Assistant Principal - APA

    Mrs. Deshone Hedrington, Assistant Principal - AP

    Mrs. Andreka Baker, Dean of Students/Attendance

    Mr. Jakari Wilcoxson, Dean of Students/ESE

    Dr. Cassandra Poole, Resource/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.

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District Safety

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.

Nondiscrimination Notice

  • “No person shall on the basis of sex, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, color, pregnancy, disability, military status 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:

    Tonja Fitzgerald, Divisional Director
    Equity Compliance Officer (Students)
    Leon County School District
    2757 West Pensacola Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32304
    (850) 487-7309

    Wallace Knight, Director
    Equity Compliance Officer (Employees)
    Title IX Compliance Officer
    Leon County School District
    2757 West Pensacola Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32304
    (850) 487-7210

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

    Jennifer Benton, 504 Specialist
    504 Specialist
    (850) 487-7317



Student Enrollment

  • OoA Logo  Looking to get your student enrolled?
    Contact your zoned schools Enrollment Liaison

    Thank you for choosing Leon County Schools. The Office of Admissions is our centralized location to help parents/guardians through the process of enrolling your child into your local zoned school. Our Office of Admissions website will allow you to find all the necessary information and requirements you will need to get your student properly enrolled quickly!

    Have some questions you would like to ask the local school staff. See the schools Admissions Liaison contact info below

Enrollment Questions?

    • Timika Thomas
      Admissions Liason

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!


Say No to Bullying



    Parents and/or Guardians,


    Have you purchased your uniforms for the 24-25 school year? You do have options:

    Full Press Apparel 
    All Uniform Wear (All Uniform Wear - (auwschools.net)

    Approved uniforms includes:
    Black, Yellow, or White Polo shirts 
    Black or Khaki Bottoms (pants, shorts, or skirts)
    Men - Black Belt (shirt tucked in pants)


    Dress Code/Uniform:


    Students are permitted to wear khaki pants, shorts, pinafore dress and/or skirts (NIMS LOGO PREFERABLY), with Yellow, Black or White polo shirts (NIMS LOGO PREFERABLY) with no additional insignias or markings other than the official NIMS logo. Shirts must be tucked into the pants/shorts/skirts. Shorts and skirts shall be worn at an appropriate length with a minimum of 5-inch inseam on shorts and skirts to fingertips. Pants should fit snugly and securely around the waist. Sagging pants and pants with cut-off waist bands are not permitted. A BELT must be worn with uniform pants with a buckle that should not exceed the width of the waistband. Open toe shoes or footwear that exposes the feet ( anyway), are not permitted. Shoes with straps are not permitted. Toes and heels must be covered. Tennis shoes are preferred. Hoodies or Head coverings are NOT allowed! 

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