Mr.  Ron  Franklin
660-563-2260       Email

Principal's Corner

Welcome to Knob Noster Middle School!

 Welcome to Knob Noster Middle School

I am Ron Franklin, the building principal, serving in my second year in the position. I am proud to serve with the group of professional educators that are assembled in the Middle School and the throughout the Knob Noster R VIII school district. We welcome the Knob Noster students, parents, business and community leaders to our building and our educational community. The vision in our building focuses on building the leaders of the future. The four pillars of leadership: Scholarship, Character, Citizenship, and Service are literally being built into the structure of the building and serve as guiding standards on how we do business in the building.


The staff at the Knob Noster Middle school works to provide a safe and caring learning environment. The environment then allows for an effective educational focus. The educational focus in the building is strong and our students consistently rise to the challenge. Knob Noster Middle School has a committed teaching staff of highly-qualified professionals that provide a student-centered learning experience that engages students and incorporate the varied learning styles and abilities of middle school aged students. The STEAM grant has allowed us to increase opportunities in science, technology, engineering, fine arts and mathematics. It also creates opportunities for the school and the business community to join together in a joint effort to better prepare our students for careers of the future. Through the collaborative efforts of the stakeholders in the Knob Noster community we are creating a curriculum that is challenging, promotes student confidence in their abilities, creates passion as they look into opportunities in their future, and creates enthusiasm to explore possibilities as they become lifelong learners who are responsible, productive citizens.


Information about a student’s progress is readily available through the school’s Parent Portal or by contacting teachers directly. We are excited to partner with KNMS parents and families in the education of our students. Please feel free to contact me at 660-563-2260 with questions or concerns.


We welcome the community to join us as educational partners in developing the future leaders of our community. We invite you to come and see the great things that the students are doing at the Middle School.