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Journey Middle Opens

With a snip of the scissors and a few words from some dignitaries, Journey Middle School  officially joined the lineup of high performing schools in Madison City.
A formal ribbon cutting and public open house was held July 31. The christening comes just in time for the Aug. 3 school start when approximately 650 students will be in the innaugural class at Journey.

ribbon cutting in front of school

Joining Superintendent Dr. Ed Nichols and MCS BOE President Tim Holtcamp at the ribbon cutting were Journey Principal Dr. Treva Stewart, Mayor Paul Finley, MCS board Vice President Travis Cummings, MCS board members Alice Lessmann, Scott Newberry and Tommy Overcash, several  state lawmakers, local chamber officials and more.
A great crowd was on hand to witness the historical event and tour the school.

Journey Middle is located at 217 Celtic Drive behind the Madison City Schools Central Office.

Journey will be the Journey Jaguars and serve students who have been rezoned from both the Discovery and Liberty middle school districts.

The  $51 million, 170,000 square foot school was delayed a year from opening from construction and supply chain issues. 

Members of Journey's admin team include Principal Treva Stewart and assistant principals Gerald Franks and Tabitha Odom. The school website is

jms admins

main stair landing with people


mom taking pics of students

gymnasium from the distance

drama classroom

superintendent ed nichols with state senator Tom Butler and BOE president Tim Holtcamp

State Sen. Tom Butler, Superintendemt Dr. Ed Nichols, BOE President Tim Holtcamp

front of school

rear view of Journey middle

admin team Tabitha Odom, Treva Stewart and Gerald Franks

Admin team at Journey Middle: Principal Treva Stewart flanked by Tabitha Odom and Gerald Franks.

classroom inside view

Community leaders touring a lab

Community leaders touring one of the lab classrooms

gym view

wider photo of the front of Journey Middle