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.

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.