Welcome to Altoona Middle School

Altoona Middle School Students

Altoona Middle School has a very high quality and talented team of teachers and staff that are willing to go above and beyond for their students and families. These talented individuals are vital to the success of our school and our students are in great hands when they are in an AMS classroom. 

We looking forward to serving you!

Principal's Welcome!

Welcome to Altoona Middle School!  My name is Steve Buss and I am privileged to serve as your Altoona Middle School Principal.  I look forward to working with our parents, students, staff, and community to facilitate the educational journey during the middle school years.  On July 1, I started here in Altoona and I look forward to learning from everyone while helping make this experience for our students the best yet.  

The middle school years are all about exploring who our students are as learners and as individuals.  Without a doubt, these can be some of the most challenging and rewarding times of their lives.  Our staff and I care about the lives of our students, both in and outside of the classroom.  Whether it’s your child’s first year or last year at AMS, they will be amazed by the opportunities we provide, allowing them to grow as learners and citizens.

Please take time to peruse through our website, gaining a glimpse into the opportunities our students and families have here at AMS.  Should you have any questions, I encourage you to reach out to either our staff or myself in order to assist you in any way possible.

Choose to make today a great day and Go Rails!

Let me know if there is anything else you need.


Steve Buss, Principal