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Welcome to Klondike Middle School

Klondike Middle School


Klondike Middle School is located on the northwest side of West Lafayette near the campus of Purdue University. The school serves more than 450 students in grades six through eight.The Klondike Middle School community is made up of students from 20 different nationalities as well a diverse section of socioeconomic backgrounds. Many of our patrons are employed at Purdue and other local businesses and schools. Our staff of dedicated educators shares a common goal to to provide a safe and educationally sound place for students to thrive.

Klondike Middle School has earned a "Four Star" status 14 out of the past 20 years. Klondike Middle also received a 4.0 A school grade based on ISTEP+ performance for the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Spring testing windows.

The broad range of cultural backgrounds found at KMS makes it an interesting and exciting place to learn. To meet the needs of all students KMS offers advanced, regular, and basic levels of Language Arts and Mathematics at all grade levels. Every student at Klondike Middle School will have one period of Language Arts. Students identified as gifted by the Tippecanoe School Corporation Gifted and Talented department participate in a Language Arts Seminar in sixth through eighth grades. All students have the opportunity to take classes in Industrial Technology, Family and Consumer Science, and Art during the school year.

Klondike is known for a well-developed music department. Both our choir and band have received Division I first place ratings at regional and state contests. Our choir and band classes meet on a daily basis to work on pieces to present at contest or school programs.

Purdue University has honored Klondike Middle School with the Purdue Regional Science Fair Junior Division Championship for the past several years. Our students bring back many first place ribbons and monetary awards. Several of our students have gone on to participate at the Indiana State and National Science Fair.

Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of academic activities. We encourage students to attend events and join teams such as Speech Team, Mathcounts, Vex Robotics, and Academic Super Bowl. Our Spell Bowl team was named regional champion from 2006-2012 and State Champion in 2007-08 and 2009-10. Our Vex Robotics teams have earned the right to attend the World Championships the past 3 years. In addition our Student Council and National Junior Honor Society offers students’ leadership and community service opportunities.

Klondike's seventh and eighth grade students have the opportunity to participate on basketball, volleyball, football, wrestling, track, cheerleading and dance teams. Our sixth grade students can be involved in dance team, wrestling and with our intramural volleyball, track, golf and basketball clubs.

Klondike Middle School has also adopted “Choice Language” and has been trained to use this approach when communicating with students.

The strength of Klondike Middle School rests with the teaching staff, support staff, students, and parents and the partnership between these entities. Strong parental support and good communication between all stakeholders ensures academic success as our students mature into young adults.

Vision

Based upon the highest professional standards, the Tippecanoe School Corporation will strive to educate our students to reach their academic potential in an environment that encourages confidence, competence, and a desire for learning.