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Principal's Message

Principal Doug Drury

Welcome to Elida Middle School,

I want to thank you for taking the time to visit the EMS website.

As Principal of Elida Middle School, I look forward to coming to work each day. The staff, students, parents and community strive to make this school a positive and safe learning environment. I encourage parents and guardians to get to know their child’s teachers, and to become involved in the school. 

Don’t forget to check out the 10 Tips for Middle School Parents, as well as the Student Handbook  and the Principal's Newsletter links on the building's main web page to find out other important information about Elida Middle School.

We hope everyone enjoys their days here at Elida Middle School, however, it is important to remember that no one’s “fun” should infringe upon what I consider to be the “basic rights” of all students:  to feel and be safe while at school and to learn in an environment that is free from distractions.  Good decision making and appropriate behaviors are equally important to note-taking and studying for tests if students are to be successful here.

Please feel free to contact me any time through the front office phone, (419) 338-6802, or via email at


Douglas Drury