Principal's Message

Welcome to Matthew Gage Middle School!

We are delighted you chose to explore our website and discover our exceptional middle school community. Our students, parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, and the community take immense pride in upholding the longstanding traditions of excellence that define Matthew Gage Middle School. We offer a rigorous standards-based educational program that provides engaging, innovative, and equitable learning experiences for all students.

Established in 1963, Matthew Gage Middle School has been committed to providing our students with a positive and supportive environment for nearly six decades. We take great pride in fostering a community that encourages personal growth, academic achievement, and the development of essential character traits. GATOR PRIDE represents the five pillars of positive character and forms the foundation of our school’s identity that we aim to instill in every student:

  • Positive
  • Ready
  • Inclusive
  • Dedicated
  • Engaged

We have gained recognition for our outstanding students who have excelled in prestigious competitions such as the Science Fair, Science Olympiad, and National History Day. Moreover, our performing groups have garnered accolades at band and choir festivals, our color guard team has secured numerous victories, and our dance team has proudly qualified for Nationals in Florida.

At Matthew Gage Middle School, our dedicated staff is committed to providing diverse educational opportunities for our students. From AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) to Band, Orchestra, Choir, Woodshop, Video and Audio Editing, Theater, Art, Foreign Language, and Dual Language Immersion, we strive to create an enriching academic environment. Furthermore, we offer a wide array of athletic programs and extracurricular activities, including the Associated Student Body, dance team, color guard team, theater productions, and various sports such as volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and field, flag football, and cross country.  Parent involvement is welcomed and our parent groups (PTSA, ELAC, and AAPAC) are important members of our learning community.  This comprehensive approach to education ensures that our students enjoy a well-rounded middle school experience.

The motto of Mathew Gage Middle School is, A Place to Learn, Grow, and Achieve.  Our school’s success is made possible with the support of our outstanding teachers and support staff, students, community, school board, and superintendent.

Welcome to Matthew Gage Middle School, where every student and staff member is valued and celebrated to live purposeful lives in our global society.

Dr. Lisa Kells


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