Kickemuit Middle School embraces a community of students from the adjacent towns of Bristol and Warren, along the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay. KMS is a regional middle school with a student population numbering approximately 1,000 students. The school is located in suburban Warren, Rhode Island, near the Kickemuit River, from which the school takes its name and serves students from the communities of Bristol and Warren, Rhode Island.
Bristol and Warren regionalized their separate school districts in 1993 to better serve the relatively small student populations in both towns. The biggest advantage of regionalization for students in these two towns was the creation of our middle school. Previously, middle grades had been divided between the elementary and high schools in both towns. The creation of a regional middle school enabled the school district to better meet the needs of middle grade students. Renovations to the former Warren High School resulted in a spacious, state-of-art middle school which finally joined grades six, seven, and eight from Bristol and Warren under one roof in April 1998.
The mission and vision of Kickemuit Middle School both encompass provisions for the intellectual, social, emotional, and health needs of all students in a safe, supportive environment. Our course of study provides numerous opportunities for student growth in all areas. We recognize the need to evaluate all aspects of our program on a regular basis and make changes that will enhance student learning.