Crittenden Middle School

6158 Jefferson Avenue  •  Newport News, VA 23605  •  Phone: (757) 591-4900  •  Fax: (757) 838-8261

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Felicia Barnett, Principal

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OUR MISSION is to prepare all students to be responsible and successful citizens in our rapidly changing world by encouraging academic excellence in all subjects while emphasizing math, science, and technology. More...

News & Announcements

Freshman Welcome Night

NCAA Eligibility Center Workshop

Asbestos Management Plan Availability Annual Notification

Last Concert of 2014-2015
Band, Orchestra and Chorus will hold their final concert of the 2014-2015 school year in the CMS Auditorium on Tuesday, May 12th at 6:00PM.  Come and hear our award--winning students in joyful song and music!

SOL Expedited Retakes
Recently, the Virginia Board of Education decided that elementary and middle school students who fail SOL tests by narrow margins or because of extenuating circumstances may be retested before the end of the school year with parental permission. Students in grades 3 through 8 who score between 375 and 399 on grade level SOL tests (with the exception of the 8th grade writing test) are eligible to retake the test the week of June 1, 2015, as long as they are passing the associated course or subject. Students who did not take the SOL test for legitimate reasons (illness, etc.) during its scheduled time are also eligible for expedited retakes.
Parents and guardians will be notified if their child is eligible for an expedited retake of an SOL test. Permission from a parent or guardian is required in order for students to participate in expedited retakes. Retaking a test may allow your student to improve his/her score and successfully pass the test. This decision not to retake an SOL test will not impact the student’s grade or academic record. For more information or for the permission slip, click here.

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Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to Mr Eugene Baker, CMS 2015 Teacher of the Year, and Ms Margaret Hunt, CMS 2015 Instructional Assistant of the Year!  Excellent work from the Dynamic Duo!

CMS Paw Prints
The CMS Student Newspaper is back online!  Check it out to see what our students are interested in and writing about!

After School Activities
Check the Clubs and Activities roster for a list of Activities to participate in. Activity buses will run at 4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For extra help and tutoring, contact your child's teachers.  Activities will be cancelled on Thursday, April 2, and resume after Spring Break.

Interested in Learning to Code?
Cougars participated in the 'One Hour of Code' program through English and other classes.  If you want to learn more about coding, continue working on Blockly at new levels or learn new programs or more JavaScript, this is the spot!

Volunteer Corp:
Students, are you looking for a way to volunteer in your community?  Are you looking for a way to make the world a better place?  Volunteer Corps has many ways for you to help!  You can check out their website, OR check out these special monthly activities!

Are You Ready for STEM?
Check out the STEM page and test yourself. There are video tutorials so that you are ready to start the year right!

Algebra and Geometry Classes?
Is your child taking Algebra or Geometry classes?  Are they struggling?  Algebra and Geometry (as well as Earth Science and HS Spanish) require a different level of rigor- but the study skills that got your exceptional student to the level that they can take such difficult classes will stand them well in becoming successful in these more challenging classes.  Please use the resources for Algebra and Geometry- other resources coming soon.

Bring Your Own Device
Crittenden has a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).policy for students and empolyees.

Cleanest Middle School Award!
Congratulations to the Crittenden MS Custodial Staff!  They received the award for the Cleanest NNPS Middle School!  Click to see the award and the AMAZING staff who works so hard on our school!


Crittenden is a Winner in TroyBilt Contest!

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CMS Is Now A Green Zone!
Working with the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence, CMS is now a Green Zone. Green Zone is a tangible way to identify behavior and promote positive interaction and overall environment.

Read the Purple Press!
Stay up-to-date with the latest Cougar Happenings by checking out the Purple Press online newspaper!

CMS Bullying Hotline - (757) 283-7787 x. 22699
Crittenden has a hotline to report bullying. Bullying is NOT tolerated at any Newport News school.

Student Parent School Partnership Form

Free & Reduced Meals Program


Magnet Program

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