Vision, Mission, Core Values Vision: Students will leave TRMS inspired, nurtured, and well-rounded critical thinkers who are prepared to be successful contributors to the world. Mission: To Provide Rigorous, Integrated, Differentiated Education with PRIDE. Core Values: Perseverance: Strive through challenges even when it is hard. Respect: Appreciate the value of yourself, others, and the world through words, actions, and attitude. Integrity: Be truthful, fair, and trustworthy in your words and actions. Determination: Put forth your best effort in all you do. Excellence: Aim for high expectations for your work.
Thomas Russell Middle School is a safe and welcoming environment where all students are valued, challenged, and successful. Russell is an exemplary member of the Milpitas Unified School District, and a proud recipient of the California Distinguished School and Model PeaceBuilder(r) School awards. Russell owes its success to the commitment of all stakeholders in creating a safe haven for learning. Our goals are student focused, teacher driven, and community based, as we believe education goes beyond the classroom.
Thomas Russell Middle School is located in the center of the Silicon Valley and serves a diverse population of approximately 800 seventh and eighth grade students. Russell reflects MUSD’s position as the 12th most diverse district in the nation. Russell’s strong school community encourages active student participation in clubs, sports, and extracurricular activities. Programs like student leadership, yearbook, fine and performing arts as well as AVID, promote student involvement in creating and maintaining an exciting and nurturing place for all.