School Information

  • JHMS
    John Hopkins Middle School - Center for the Arts, Journalism, and Gifted Studies

    Address: 701 16th St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705-2135
    Phone: (727) 893-2400
    Fax: (727) 893-1600
    Pinellas County Schools Administration: (727) 588-6000
    Principal: Mr. Carlmon Jones
    Student Hours: 9:40am - 4:10pm
    Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Magnet Programs: Center for the Arts; Center for Communications, Journalism and Multimedia; Center for Gifted Studies
    Title 1: Yes
    Mascot: Trojans
    Dress Code: Yes, View Dress Code
    John Hopkins Middle School is a one-of-a-kind school offering unique magnet programs in the district while providing opportunities for all students, parents, and community members to engage.
    John Hopkins strives for academic excellence and opportunities for advancement by providing rigorous instruction, industry certification opportunities, high school courses, & AP course readiness by delivering unique experiences through our course selections, magnet programs, enrichment activities, clubs, and after-school programs. As a staff, we strive to teach students to be prepared, respectful, have integrity, deliberate, and be engaged, which is how our students will attain success in school and life.
    Special Services and Programs:
    • Arts, Journalism, & Gifted magnet programs
      • Our Center for the Arts magnet offers specialized studies in Dance, Theatre, Band, Orchestra, Piano, Vocal Music, and Visual Arts.
      • Our Center for Communications, Journalism, & Multimedia magnet offers specialized instruction in Newspaper production, photography, interviewing skills, video production & editing, podcasting, and more!
    • Students in our full-time gifted magnet also fully access the Center for the Arts magnet
    • Summer camp for magnet programs
    • PCS connects 1:1 laptops
    • Extended Learning Program (tutoring and special interest clubs)
    • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program
    • PTSA, SAC, & Magnet boosters
    • Annual Civics & Algebra boot camps (EOC prep)
    • National Junior Honor Society
    • Before & After school care: R’Club
    • Fall sports: Boys and Girls Volleyball
    • Winter sports: Boys and Girls Basketball
    • Spring sports: Boys & Girls Flag Football; Boys and Girls Track & Field
    • Partnership with the United Way Suncoast / Campbell Park Resource Center and Evara Health


    Points of Pride:

    • Magnet Schools of America School of Distinction Award 2022 & 2023
    • We have the oldest middle school magnet program in the district and the ONLY middle school dedicated to pre-professional arts in both visual and performing arts while still providing a rigorous core subject curriculum
    • Award-winning Jr. Thespian Troupe 88102; Our Theatre department leads all middle schools in taking students to state competitions in performing monologues and one acts
    • Home to the ONLY professional theater at the middle school level in PCS
    • Multiple National Visual Arts Gold and Silver award titles from student work
    • Band, chorus, and orchestra are consistently scoring Superior & Excellent on the Music Performance Assessments
    • Students in our magnet programs go on to be represented in top colleges, conservatories, on stage, screen, and in galleries around the world
    • State of the arts digital broadcasting studio exclusively for our Journalism magnet students
    • Photos taken by our Journalism students are featured at an annual photo exhibit at Studio 620
    • National award-winning Journalism program that is visited annually by international journalists from around the world
    • High School acceleration opportunities in Math, Science, Spanish, & Digital Technology
    • Students can earn Microsoft certifications, take Pre-AP classes, and more

    Download the John Hopkins Middle School Brochure (PDF)