I went to Central Middle School for grades6-8 a while back. There are many great things about this school. It is very diversified with kids coming from the city as well as the county. The bus routes take kids all over the town so there isn't a problem with them being able to get to school. The cafeteria serves decent food. The middle school is set up like a high school so they kids don't feel like little kids. The teachers are very good. There are many education opportunities such as gifted programs, summer opportunities, camps, etc... Another great thing is that if you live in the city limits you can pay a small fee to go to the school since it is technically a county school. It's definitely worth the extra taxes.