Enrollment: 320
Grades: 6 through 8
Phone: (541) 935-8230  Fax: (541) 935-8234
Address: 88831 Territorial Road, Elmira, OR 97437-9758

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
School Hours: M, T, Th, F – 8:45 a.m. to 3:04 p.m.
W –  8:45 a.m. to 1:29 p.m.

The middle school office is now closed until August 14th.  The middle school’s registration will be on August 22, 23, and 24.

August 22, 7am to 7pm

August 23, 8am to 3pm

August 24, 8am to noon

If you cannot make it to registration, please contact the office.

Have a great and safe summer!

Visit the following link to check out a new video promoting the great things in our District.  Thanks to the EHS Film Club and their advisor Mr. Monegan for all of their work in creating this, as well as Mr. Bill Linn for the use of his drone.  Great job!

Parents of FRMS 8th graders: If you are a parent of a student that will be a 9th grader at EHS in the Fall, consider enrolling them in our week long summer program. The “Strong Start” program helps students transition to High School and is a great way to ensure you student is ready, comfortable and prepared to start of their High School career “strong!”

 Visit the link below for more information, contact the email on the flyer, or call the High School at 541-935-8200 to sign up.

3 Things:

  1. We were finally able print progress reports with our new system.  They will be sent home with your middle schooler tomorrow.  If you do not receive them by Wednesday, please call the office and we will make sure you get a copy.  There is only 13 days of school left for 8th graders and 17 days for 6th/7th graders to learn as much as they possible can to be ready for the next year.
  2. FRMS’s last parent group with meet tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6pm in the library.  The two main agenda items will be to meet the new principal (Ms. Olivia Johnson from Veneta Elementary) and  finalize plans for 8th grade promotion.
  3. FRMS’s final band concert of the year will be Thursday, June 1st, 7:00pm, at FRMS. The students have been working very hard, and it should be a great concert! The report time for the students in High School Band and Middle School Concert Band is 6:15 and student in Beginning Band should report at 6:30.

Dear Families,

I have some exciting news! Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, I have been asked to be the principal at Veneta Elementary School. While I have greatly enjoyed my 13 years at FRMS, I am looking forward to the challenge and change this move represents.

I am happy to announce that Ms. Olivia Johnson, who is currently the principal at Veneta Elementary School, will be coming to FRMS. Olivia is an incredible instructional leader.  She has done great things at VES the last 10 years helping students reach their full potential. She is excited because she knows about half of the students and families already because of their time at VES. I know that Ms. Johnson will continue and improve on all the things that make this school special and provide all of the students at FRMS a successful school environment.

It has been a fun ride at FRMS.  It has been fun watching the students walk in as wide-eyed 6th graders and walk out as confident teenagers.  The FRMS students, parents, and staff have been awesome to work with the last 13 years. Next year, I will look forward to getting updates on the students from Ms. Johnson.

I am very grateful the good working relationship that I have with Ms. Johnson. We will work together to make sure this a smooth transition for the students, parents, and staff.    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call or send me an email.


Peter Barsotti


The staff at FRMS thinks Amy and Dawn are both Superwomen.  We want to thank them for all they do for us, the students, and the parents.  Our school is a better place because they work here.

Mrs. IMG_6723Cassadie Ross is exceptional person and an exceptional teacher.  She has been working in the district for 12 years.  She is one of the most engaging teachers that I have seen working at Fern Ridge Middle School.  I have heard numerous students walk out of her class saying, “I have read more books in one year then my whole life,”  “I never liked books before this class,” “I did not know books could be this fun.”  Almost every good thing that has happened at Fern Ridge Middle School in the last 12 years has had her finger print on it somewhere in either a formal or informal role.  Now that she is an instructional coach in the district, Fern Ridge Middle School misses her a lot, but I know the district is benefiting from her sharing her love of teaching with all the staff members of the Fern Ridge School District. When people ask me about her, I describe her as the best middle school English teacher in the state of Oregon.