North Middle School (NMS) is a rural public school. The Franklin County Board of Education acquired 30 acres of land and began construction on the original building in 1967. The building was completed in 1968 and originally named North Junior High. An asbestos abatement and renovation was finished in August of 1993. In 1997, the school was renamed in honor of H. Louis Scott, who served as principal from the school’s inception until his retirement in 1988 and was called H. Louis Scott Junior High School. A new wing of twelve classrooms was added in January 2000 to accommodate the ninth grade population. Prior to that time, approximately half of the eighth-grade students were housed in five portable classrooms. In the 2004-2005 school year, our school became a middle school serving only seventh and eighth-grade students as the ninth grade students were moved to the newly constructed Franklin County High School. At that time the school was renamed NMS and in the 2006-2007 school year, the sixth grade was added to the student population. Beginning in the fall of 2019, construction began on the current building, while renovating the original gym.
NMS offers a middle school program for sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students which consists of instruction in the following areas: English/language arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and social studies. Students are also exposed to an extensive related arts rotation including keyboarding, physical education, fine arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), exploratory, media arts, health and wellness and may also participate in band or chorus year-round.