Most folks in the Fan know all about the Elementary school, Fox. Fewer though, I think, know about the Fan’s Middle School, James H. Binford located on Floyd between Vine and Allen. When Binford opened in 1915 it was just the fifth junior high school in the nation. It is named for a former RPS superintendent.
The Binford PTA has a lot going on in the next few weeks, starting with a spring garden/grounds clean-up this Saturday, March 28th, from 8AM-12noon. To help, please contact Linda Gabbert (firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-7688).
The next Binford PTA Meeting is Thursday, April 2nd at 7 PM.
The Binford Bash is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th.
In related news, the RTD has an editorial about new RPS superintendent, Yvonne Brandon. In particular, it mentions middle schools like Binford as ‘the breaking point’:
And too many parents decide the schools are not worthy of their children. About a third of the students who live in the city do not attend the public schools. More might leave if their parents could afford to pay for the escape. Middle school is often the breaking point, when parents choose to send their youngsters to private school — or move to a nearby county.