R. Frank Nims Middle School

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Principal's Corner

Desmond Cole  Welcome Visitors, Friends, and Supporters

Welcome parents, visitors, friends, and supporters of R. Frank Nims Middle School – Home of the Trojans!. Thank you so much for visiting our website!

We are proud to present this user-friendly website that should fulfill all of your Nims Middle School or Leon County Schools (LCS) informational needs. I am both proud and blessed to sit in the seat of lead administrator, principal of Nims Middle School, a school rich with historic relevance. I am proud of the work we have achieved during the 2015-2016 school year. We look forward to amazing accomplishments in 2016-2017.

Nims Middle School is a tremendous place of learning. Our learning community is serious about what they do for students. We do what we do with a servant’s heart. Please call, email, or stop by if you have questions. We would be more than happy to help. We invite you to travel down this road of success with us.


Blessings Today and Always!

Desmond Cole, Principal


Nondiscrimination Notification and Contact Information

“No person shall on the basis of gender, transgender status, gender nonconforming gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, color, pregnancy, disability or genetic information be denied employment, receipt of services, access to or participation in school activities or programs if qualified to receive such services, or otherwise be discriminated against or placed in a hostile environment in any educational program or activity including those receiving federal financial assistance, except as provided by law.” No person shall deny equal access or a fair opportunity to meet to, or discriminate against, any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, or any other youth group listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society.


An employee, student, parent or applicant alleging discrimination with respect to employment, or any educational program or activity may contact:

Dr. Kathleen L. Rodgers

Equity Coordinator and Title IX Compliance Officer
Leon County School District
2757 West Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
(850) 487-7306


A student or parent alleging discrimination as it relates to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act may contact:

Dr. Alan Cox

504 Specialist
Leon County School District
2757 West Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
(850) 487-7190


Vision and Mission


R. Frank Nims Middle School will be an engaging and safe learning environment which produces high achievers who appreciate diversity and become conscientious contributors to society.


The mission of R. Frank Nims Middle School is to support an academically engaging and safe school environment which allows students to become responsible leaders and self-supporting members of our school, community, and society.

Top Ladies and Gentlemen

R. Frank Nims Middle School takes pride in showcasing students who consistently demonstrate outstanding behavior. Grade level teachers convene monthly to select a male and female student from each grade level who embody and exemplify exceptional citizenship. We greatly appreciate students who demonstrate these qualities. 

Please see our April 2017 honorees:

6th Grade

Top Lady - Ja'Lona Edwards

Top Gentleman - Christopher Ortiz

7th Grade

Top Lady - Karen Salazar-Angeles

Top Gentleman - Preston Loggins

8th Grade

Top Lady - Quantasia Baker

Top Gentleman - Tyon Lifherd


Welcome to the new edition of the Trojan Truth Newsletter

Our Namesake

Robert Frank Nims

R. Frank Nims Middle is named for the late Principal Robert Frank Nims. Mr. Nims was the assistant principal of the Old Lincoln High School, under Cecil Walker, and the principal from 1955-1958.

Robert Frank Nims was born into one of the few well-known African-American families in Tallahassee. His mother was an educator and his father ran a local meat market in Frenchtown, a predominately African-American section of Tallahassee. Robert Frank Nims was affectionately called “Frank” by all family and friends. His parents were always supportive and played an involved role in Frank’s educational growth. As a younger boy, Frank would help out after school in his father’s meat market. He attended Lucy Moten Developmental Research School (FAMU High School) and graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College. He and his wife, who was superintendent at Bethel A.M.E Church, had no children, but treated students as if they were their very own.

Robert Frank Nims was an outstanding educator, administrator, and innovator. He earned the respect of his staff, students and Superintendent Amos P. Godby.

New Announcements

  • Summer 2016 Reading Requirements:


    6th Grade - A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith


    7th Grade - Double Dutch by Sharon Draper  


    7th Grade Advanced - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


    8th Grade - Romiette and Julio by Sharon Draper  


    8th Grade Advanced - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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    • 2016-2017 School Year Information

    • Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM 

      School Hours: 9:30 AM - 3:50 PM 

      Campus Supervision Hours: 8:45 AM - 4:20 PM

      New Bus Route: Please review the revised bus route to include modified routes

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