E. Russell Hicks Middle School

August 17, 2007

1321 S. Potomac Ave.

Principal: Duane A. McNairn

Phone: 301-766-8110

Fax: 301-766-8110

TDD: 797-5378

Web site:

Start time: 7:30 a.m.

Dismissal: 2:15 p.m.

Grades: 6-8

Date of construction: 1967


Age of building: 40 years

Size of building: 103,131 square feet

State-rated capacity: 795

Projected 2007-08 enrollment: 771

From the principal

Q. What are your goals for the school year?

A. Some of our goals for this school year include:

To build upon the tremendous successes and accomplishments from last year.

To have students fully understand the importance of their education and how it will benefit their futures.

Utilizing the magnificent talent from our staff to ensure student success.

To successfully prepare students for their next level of education.

Continuing to build an atmosphere where each and every student is achieving at the level in which he/she is capable.

Q. What will help ensure a successful school year?

A. In order to achieve our goals, a combined effort between students, staff, parents and community is critical.

The staff at E.R. Hicks is committed to this level of collaboration to ensure the success of all students.

A steadfast perception that failure is not an option for any student will be heard throughout the year.

Q. Can students and staff expect any changes this school year?

A. E. Russell Hicks is now a magnet school for integrated arts and technology. We look forward to building upon this program as well as all existing programs in which students are currently involved.

Q. What message would you like to send as the school year begins?

A. As principal of E. Russell Hicks, I would first like the students to know that the staff has very high expectations for each and every student.

Secondly, I would like the parents to know that we are committed to educating every child at the highest level possible.

Lastly, I would ask for the community's help in supporting our efforts as we help our youth be successful contributors to our society

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