Mission Statement  

A Tradition of Excellence--A Vision for Tomorrow

Mission Statement

Sanford Middle School and the Lee County School System will take a prominent role advocating a progressive education for each student in our schools. The mission of Sanford and Lee County Schools is to educate every student through a comprehensive and academically challenging curriculum taught in a safe and nurturing environment. We challenge students to pursue dreams, succeed with integrity, and contribute meaningfully to a diverse society.

Core Beliefs:

  • All students are valued individuals who can learn.
  • The education of each student is a responsibility shared by students, families, schools, and communities.
  • Each individual achieves best in an environment where physical and emotional safety is guaranteed.
  • Personal integrity is essential to individual success.
  • Learning is a lifelong endeavor.

  About The School  

Sanford Middle School: Together We Can Be the Best!

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 Enrollment: approximately 730 students

Grades: 5th - 8th

Core Curriculum:
English/Language Arts, Math (Algebra I optional for eligible 8th graders), Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education

7th & 8th grade Enrichment:
7th grade: study skills & reading enrichment
8th grade: career technology & keyboarding
Annual Staff

Gifted & Special education services

For more information on extracurricular activities, please visit the Social and Athletic links on the homepage.

New Documents Have Been Added Under School Publications!

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Please view the following documents under School Publications:

  • Sanford Middle School's Improvement Plan
  • ALSDE Continuous Improvement Plan
  • School Profile (which includes our Mission Statement)

STAR Expectations

Non-Discrimination Statement

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It is the policy of the Lee County Board of Education not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, creed, color, age, national origin, disability, migrant, homeless, neglected/delinquent, or English language learners in its education programs, activities or employment.

Inquiries or complaints regarding compliance may be directed to the System-wide Grievance Officer, Lee County Board of Education, 100 Sixth Street, Opelika, AL 36803-0120, phone 334-745-9770.

Enrollment Requirements

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Students enrolling in SMS must present the following items:

1. Birth Record to prove age of student,

2. student's Social Security Card,

3. up-to-date Alabama Immunization Certificate (expired shots cannot be accepted),

4. a copy of the Parent's/Legal Guardian's Driver's License,

5. a Court Decree declaring guardianship to the person registering the student if the student does not live with parents or if parents are divorced,

6. two proofs of residency, showing that the parent or legal guardian lives in Lee County, which may include:

*Apartment/Home Lease Agreement

*Home Purchase Agreement (House Notes)

*Utility Bill (water, power, phone, cable)

*Property Tax Record

**All information must show the Lee Road address and the Parent/Guardian name,

7. a Notarized Resident Affidavit must be presented along with two proofs of residency if the student resides in someone else's home other than the parent or legal guardian registering the student,

8. a Withdrawal Record from the student's previous school, and

9. all of the above for any student who is re-entering after interrupted attendance.