Principal's Message

Last Updated: 7/27/2021 1:14 PM


Mighty EMS students and families, 


We begin a new year with a new purpose.  We are proud to announce that Elkhorn Middle School is the first No Excuses University (NEU) School in the state of Kentucky. NEU is not a behavior system, instead it is a commitment on behalf of every staff member that all students will:

  • Be proficient or distinguished in the areas of reading, writing, and math. 

  • Be committed to increasing student awareness of post-secondary educational opportunities and ensuring they are eligible to attend. 

  • Engage students in character assessment and focus to help grow them into compassionate and caring human beings. 

We look forward to this school year and getting back to having all students in-person. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. 


Jeff Rhode 

Principal, The Mighty Elkhorn Middle School 

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Every Day, We Are:


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At the Mighty Elkhorn Middle School we create a safe and welcoming environment where students are challenged and held accountable in order to grow academically, socially, and behaviorally, to help students reach their full potential beyond the walls of EMS. 

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