History

Crosby Middle School is located in the Douglass Hills area of Middletown. Opened in the fall of 1974, the school is named for James Crosby, former principal of Middletown Elementary and longtime educator with the Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) District.

The two-story building, designed specifically as a middle school, is accessible to students with disabilities. It has a large gym, a well-equipped media center, four computer labs, and a large multipurpose room known as the cafetorium.

Mission

Crosby Middle School provides relevant and rigorous instruction that prepares and inspires students to become productive citizens and future leaders.

Philosophy

We believe that the educational process is most complete when the venture is a joint effort of the student, the parent, and the school. There should be close ties and communication between school and home. Student achievement is the reward, and our program is aimed at teaching self-discipline, self-respect, and respect for others. We believe that each student is a unique individual worthy of and entitled to respect.

What We Provide

  • A structured, orderly environment
  • A quality academic program
  • An opportunity for extensive parent involvement
  • An environment that fosters self-discipline and self-direction

What We Expect From Students

  • To uphold high standards
  • To accept and comply with clearly established school guidelines

What We Ask Parents

  • To accept and comply with clearly established school guidelines
  • To agree to and actively support school expectations

Our program strives to achieve the following:

  • Development of the highest possible competence in basic academic skills for continued learning
  • Development of self-esteem and responsibility for personal behavior
  • Appreciation for citizenship and moral values
  • Encouragement of individual academic achievement

Purpose

The Crosby program provides a structured and time-tested educational climate for students. Within this framework, Crosby stresses:

  • Mastery of basic skills.
  • A strong background in the liberal arts, including music, art, and foreign language.
  • Development and extension of logical reasoning and critical thinking.
  • Development and mastery of technology skills.
  • Development in personal health, physical fitness, and recreational activity, as well as concepts of patriotism, courtesy, moral values, and respect for individual and property rights.
  • Clearly established codes of conduct and dress and rules of operation.