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Lifelong learners and leaders

Shields Middle creates life-long learners and leaders from the Ruskin and Wimauma areas. We are dedicated to learning, proudly offering students Scholar Quest options leading to high school credit in Computer Science, Gaming and Coding, Agriscience, four levels of Spanish Language, plus accelerated math and science courses—and more high school level opportunities through on-campus virtual learning. You’ll discover leadership and community service, plus incentives for good grades and positive behavior. Join a range of sports teams or two dozen clubs, including a writing club that sends letters to servicemembers. Through Electives, students sample a variety of courses—Technology, Art and a new course: "Latinos in Action.” Our Sixth Grade Structure helps students from diverse backgrounds feel at home in their new learning environment. Shields boasts one of the largest AVID college readiness programs in our district. Our Shields Sailfish make a lifelong pledge: "I am a Winner, I am Successful and I am heading for GREATNESS!”


Sixth Grade Structure

Our sixth grade structure is designed to group students who are new to middle school together for their first year as they become comfortable with the dynamics of their new school.

Scholar Quest

Scholar Quest engages students in accelerated courses, featuring advanced academics and unique future-focused career learning opportunities. Courses often allow students to receive high school credits.


Sample several fascinating subjects as a 6th grade student before taking a deeper dive into the fields that interest and inspire you most in 7th and 8th grades.

School Information

15732 Beth Shields Way
Ruskin, FL 33573

Preparing Students for Life