The faculty and administration of Albany Middle School believe that all students must have the opportunity to receive a sound, basic education which will help the individual develop mentally, physically, socially, morally, and emotionally. We believe that it is our task to prepare the students to be productive, responsible members of the American society. We believe that firm but fair discipline will direct the students to develop a sense of respect for himself, other people and persons in authority. We believe that each student and the families they represent are to be treated as worthy of respect. We seek to involve parents and the community in all phases of development and growth. We commit to actively engaging in self-evaluation for the purpose of becoming the most effective educators that we can be.