About Our School

Mission Statement

At Congress Middle School we are highly qualified professionals who promote a caring environment to facilitate the learning process through collaboration and dedication. We empower our students while providing the necessary skills to become productive citizens who are college and career ready.

Core Values

Respect
High Expectations
Responsibility
Safe Environment

School History

Congress Middle School opened in 1974 as Park Hill North Junior High, a seventh-through-ninth-grade school.   
In 1986, the building became known as Congress Hall, and it was combined with the high school building (Barry Hall) to become part of the high school campus. All the district seventh and eighth graders moved to Park Hill South Junior High (now Plaza Middle School) and the ninth grade became part of the high school.  In 1989, the district switched from the junior-high model to the middle-school model, which included adding sixth graders.
 
In 1998, when the new Park Hill South High School opened and relieved the crowding at Park Hill High School, the newly renovated Congress Hall became Congress Middle School, the home of the Cougars.