Four Putnam County Schools Close Permanently: The Final Day of Classes at Miller Middle School – About Your Online Magazine


For Tim Adams, Miller Middle School is home, but Thursday was the last day he walked the halls as principal.

Last day students will play at the gym.

Miller Middle School in Crescent City closed its doors for the last time.

“I started here 21 years ago as a fourth-grade teacher, when it was still an intermediate school. Over the years, we’ve transitioned to a high school. And I had the chance to come home four years ago with our superintendent. He announced that I would come home to be the principal of Miller Middle School and that’s where I’ve been ever since,” said Adams.

The closure follows a February decision by the Putnam County School Board to close four schools as part of a revitalization plan.

“We met with several members of the community. We had a working group of community members who gave suggestions on how we could adjust this plan,” said Superintendent Rick Surrency.

Miller Middle School students will transfer to Crescent City High School, where Adams will be principal next year. The three other schools that closed on Thursday were Jenkins Middle School, Mellon Elementary School and EH Miller School.

Paula Fonseca