Curriculum (6-8)

At Cleveland City Schools, we are committed to providing an enriching and comprehensive educational experience for our middle school students. Our curriculum at Cleveland Middle School is designed to inspire curiosity, foster critical thinking, and prepare students for success in high school.

Our staff at Cleveland Middle School strives to create an environment that supports the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of our students. We are dedicated to providing a well-round education that prepares students for high school and beyond. Through rigorous academics, engaging activities, and a focus on character development, we empower our students to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

For more information about our middle school curriculum, please contact us. We are excited to partner with you on your child's educational journey!

Textbooks & Materials

English Language Arts
Curriculum Associates’ Ready Reading middle school curriculum program is a comprehensive literacy program designed to help students advance their reading skills. Ready Reading aligns with Tennessee state standards and includes engaging texts, rigorous instruction, and embedded assessments to ensure that students are making progress. The program is aligned with state standards and offers both print and digital resources to support instruction. With a focus on building critical thinking and comprehension skills, Ready Reading provides teachers with the tools they need to help their students become confident and successful readers.

Curriculum Associates' middle school mathematics curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in math concepts and skills. The program is aligned with Tennessee state standards and incorporates a variety of instructional approaches, including problem-based learning and real-world applications. The curriculum is designed to be engaging and interactive, with multiple opportunities for students to practice and apply their learning. The program also includes diagnostic assessments and personalized learning paths to support individual student needs and promote mastery of key math concepts.

Pearson Education's Tennessee middle school science curriculum is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and engaging learning experience. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including physical science, life science, earth and space science, and engineering. It incorporates hands-on activities, interactive digital resources, and real-world applications to help students develop critical thinking skills and a deeper understanding of scientific concepts. Additionally, the curriculum aligns with Tennessee state standards and includes assessments to track student progress and identify areas for improvement. Overall, Pearson Education's Tennessee middle school science curriculum is an effective and engaging tool to help students develop a love for science and prepare them for success in future academic and career pursuits.

Social Studies
McGraw Hill's middle school history curriculum offers comprehensive coverage of various historical eras and themes. It includes engaging and interactive resources such as text-based activities, primary source documents, and multimedia content. The curriculum aligns with Tennessee state standards and emphasizes critical thinking and analysis skills, as well as the development of historical literacy. McGraw Hill's approach incorporates a diverse range of perspectives and promotes understanding of global interconnections. Through this curriculum, students can deepen their understanding of the past and cultivate their skills as informed citizens.


Dr. Leneda Laing
Supervisor of Secondary Education
(423) 472-9571

Karen Linn
Administrative Assistant, Academics
(423) 472-9571


  • English Language Arts

  • Math

  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • Media & Technology

  • Art

  • Music

  • Physical Education

  • World Languages

In addition to these academic course, Cleveland Middle School offers a wide range of electives and Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses such as:

  • Health Science

  • Business Communication

  • Engineering Technology

Assessment Blueprints for 2023-2024

Tennessee assessment blueprints are a valuable resource for educators as they prepare for the upcoming school year. These blueprints provide a summary of what will be assessed on each assessment, helping educators to plan their curriculum accordingly.

Pacing Guides

Cleveland City Schools share a pacing guide for each grade level and subject. The pacing guide describes what students will learn in the classroom and the order in which skills and content should be taught, ensuring that students are able to build on prior knowledge and deepen understanding. Our pacing guides for the upcoming year will be available soon.

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