Memphis City Schools

673 Vance Ave Memphis, TN 38126

Office: (901) 416-3256  Fax:(901) 416-3257 

School Hours: 7:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

Mr. Taurin Hardy, Principal

Mrs. Tina Smith, Asst Principal

School Mascot: Eagle

School Colors: Hunter Green and White

School Motto: "Ad Astra Per Aspera"

To the Stars Through Perseverance


Welcome to Vance Middle School, where we are about the F.A.C.T.S

Fidelity: At VMS, we must have a strict adherence to the process of teaching and learning.

Accountability: At VMS, all adults must be held liable and answerable for the academic progress of our students.

Compliance: At VMS, all adults must work in a cooperative manner to achieve the goals that are embodied in the vision and mission for the school.

Teamwork: At VMS, we must work together as a cohesive unit to accomplish the goal of making our students career and post secondary ready.

Student Development: At VMS, we must have a laser like focus on the reasons we are here; TO ASSIST OUR STUDENTS IN THEIR ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT.




12/05/13 - Parents Please Take Part in our Survey so that Vance Middle School Can Better Serve You and your Children. Click on the Link Below


Updated: 12/05/13 by Mr. Hardy




Important Links

Tennessee Department of Education






Click the link to the left to see the pictures from our Title I Parent Meeting this year.



Read the Article about Vance Middle School in the Memphis Commercial Appeal


We Are AdVanceD!




Memphis City Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex, or age.  For more information, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance at (901) 416-6670.
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