The mission of Seneca Middle School is to develop responsible, competent, and productive lifelong learners by providing challenging and meaningful educational experiences in cooperation with the home, community and business.


Dr. Darrell McDowell
Seneca Middle School will have a new face on the administrative team this year.  Dr. Darrell McDowell takes the helm as SMS principal as his latest position in a long and accomplished career in education.  
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University, and received both a master’s degree in Administration and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Western Carolina University. His most recent position was as the principal at Lavonia Elementary School in Franklin County, Georgia. He has thirty-five years of experience as a teacher and administrator with seventeen of those years as a middle and high school principal.  Dr. McDowell says of joining SMS, "Along with my passion for young people, this background provides me the skills required to meet the needs of our students. I am excited to begin the process of building positive and productive relationships with our students, parents, staff, and the Seneca/Oconee County community. We will continue to grow and move forward with high expectations and a deep love for children."

A little friendly competition usually ends up being a positive thing. At Seneca Middle School, the competition has just begun. As part of our PBIS program, we participate in an initiative - intramurals - which we have found that definitely excites and motivates our students throughout the year. Most people think of intramural activities as strictly related to sports, and while sports will be incorporated into the SMS intramural system, our program will include much more. Intramural competition at SMS will take place between the three grade levels, 6-8. The goal is for the grades to compete in all areas of student life: academics, attendance, discipline, athletics, music, art, workability skills, etc. Thus the various activities will include things such as flag football, basketball, MAP scores, Honor Roll and even such random items as the cleanliness of the hallways. For each individual activity, the grade level earning first place will earn 60 points towards their grade's point total. Those placing second will earn 40 points and third place will garner 20 points. The latest point totals may be found below. Periodic rewards will be granted to the grade level with the largest point total.

Check back often to see how your grade level is progressing!

6TH GRADE - 0 points
7TH GRADE - 0 points
8TH GRADE - 0 points

The Seneca Middle School yearbook is already on sale and can be purchased for $40.00 with and additional $6.00 for personalization, if desired.  Click on on one of the following images to either place your yearbook order or order an 8th grade baby ad.  

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  • Middle School Football Teams Show a Lot of Class and Heart As a coach, Stanley Leroy strives to teach the young men on his team more than just the fundamentals and techniques of football.  It is also a chance to teach ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2018, 8:49 AM by Lee Stephens
  • SMS Students Named to All-Region Orchestra Competing against musicians from all over Anderson, Greenville, Pickens and Oconee counties, four Seneca Middle School students recently learned that they have made the cut and earned spots in the ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2018, 8:24 AM by Lee Stephens
  • SMS Teacher Wins Belk Gift Card The world is full of surprises, some pleasant and some not. Thankfully, a recent surprise for Seneca Middle School teacher Delaine Childress was most definitely a pleasant one. Two representatives ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2018, 11:21 AM by Lee Stephens
  • 8th Grader Named Region Player of the Year in Golf Congratulations to 8th grader Mattie Padgett who was named Region Player of the Year in Golf by winning the region tournament held recently.  The girls' golf team placed second in ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2018, 9:15 AM by Lee Stephens
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Seneca Middle School will produce students who can communicate effectively, solve problems competently, think creatively, act responsibly, and recognize and respect individual differences. Students will be technologically literate and globally minded. This will be accomplished through a variety of learning experiences, teaching strategies, and technology, all supported by ongoing staff development, continuous improvement of facilities and resources, parental involvement, and collaboration with community and businesses.
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