Russell County Middle School (RCMS) is the sole middle school in the Russell County School District. It is a rural school located in Seale, Alabama, which is fifteen minutes from Phenix City.
The middle school provides comprehensive educational services to 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Currently we serve approximately 800 students (47.07% White, 42.02% Black and the other 10.91% being multiple ethnic groups with Hispanic being the largest comprised of 27 or .055% followed by multi race with 17 or .034%).
RCMS operates on a 7 period day. The school facilities were open in 2001 and have been maintained in good condition.
RCMS is a Title I school with 60% percent of the students receiving free or reduced lunch. In addition to limited financial resources of some of our students, our school faces challenges such as high rates of absences, lack of transportation, and lack of essential supplies.
Parental involvement is also low at RCMS due to the rural surroundings. Many parents live quite a distance from the school and cannot participate and many parents that work have to drive to neighboring towns since the school is not located in a municipal area. However, Ft. Benning military post is a major employer for the parents of RCMS students.
The middle school has one principal and three assistant principals.