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Dear Francis Bradley Middle School families,

Our school has a strong commitment to excellence. Francis Bradley Middle is located in suburban Huntersville and serves more than 1,085 students and families. The campus consists of one main building divided into three separate halls, one for each grade level (sixth, seventh and eighth). The grounds are comprised of a football/soccer field, baseball field and softball field. The school opened in August 1999.

Our school has diverse students and staff. Students have the opportunity to enroll in the Cambridge Program, which provides a high level of rigor, in sixth through eighth grade. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), supporting academic goals to accelerate and enhance preparation for career and college readiness.  Bradley also serves English Language Learners as well as Exceptional Children.  

In addition, we have a strong elective program and extracurricular activities. We want our students to explore many interests both in and out of the classroom. Students can take courses in Career and Technical Education, visual arts, band, orchestra, theater, chorus and world languages. Seventh- and eighth-grade students can participate in a variety of athletic teams. We offer a chess club, art club, Battle of the Books, Science Olympiad, Math Counts, Student Council, and National Junior Honor Society.  

Our school exceeded expected growth and we successfully met all of our Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) targets during the 2017-2018 school year. Student achievement continues to increase in all core academic areas.

I have worked in CMS for most of my career.  Before becoming principal of Bradley, I was the assistant principal of instruction at Independence High School. I was a classroom teacher for 15 years, teaching biology, earth science, and eighth-grade integrated science. I spent most of my years in education working as a teacher and facilitator in a middle school. My experience helps me understand each student’s experience in middle school as well as future pathways to high school.  I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Wofford College, extended my studies at the University of South Carolina in biomedical sciences and secondary science education, and received my master’s degree in educational leadership from Wingate University.

I am committed to seeing every student succeed. That means having every student prepared for the next step on the educational journey. Our school has a place for every student and we work to provide a safe and comfortable environment for everyone. We work to meet the needs of every child academically, socially and emotionally. Our staff is committed to ensuring the success of each child.  I look forward to working with you and your student. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have issues or concerns: amy.mims@cms.k12.nc.us or 980-343-5750.  

Thank you for choosing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Francis Bradley Middle School.

Amy Mims, principal

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