James E. Holmes Junior High School was created by the consolidation of Leaksville-Spray Junior High and Draper Junior High in the fall of 1967. At that time, Holmes served seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students. Students from Douglass Elementary School joined the Holmes family in 1968. In 1991, Holmes Junior High School made the transition to James E. Holmes Middle School. At that time, sixth graders moved from the area's four elementary schools to Holmes, and ninth graders moved to Morehead High School.
Grades served 6-8 Mascot Mustang Colors Maroon, Gray, and White Instructional Hours 8:25 am - 3:25 pm Office Hours 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
Holmes Middle School is the largest middle school in Rockingham County. Led by principal Elliot Miller and assistant principals Misty Slade and Estelle Gullett, Holmes has 66 certified teachers, four Teaching Assistants, four Guidance Department Staff, and a Media Specialist. Thirty-seven percent of HMS teachers have earned Graduate and Post-Graduate degrees. The school has seven National Board Certified teachers.Holmes Middle SchoolEthnicity Report
Native American/Pacific Islander