Paul Knox Middle School

Achieving Excellence

  • We believe all students can and must learn at relatively high levels of achievement.  We also believe academic success is most effectively achieved when students, parents, and teachers all make significant contributions in the education process. 



  • Dear Paul Knox Families and Community Members,


    My name is Jason Holt and I am excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Paul Knox Middle School. I am honored to have been selected to continue to serve Aiken County Public Schools, which is known far and wide for its dedication to excellence, but more importantly, to children. Over the past 13 years, I have worked as a teacher and administrator, but I consider my most important job to be that of a child and teacher advocate. I will look to always take time to understand your children, along with their teachers and staff, getting to know their personalities, learning styles and interests. As part of a team, I will celebrate their successes, small and large. I will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community.


    Not only am I excited to begin working with the faculty, staff, and students of Paul Knox Middle, but also I look forward to the work we will do together.  And of course, we will be here to work with you should they need any help navigating any aspect of the school day.  


    My initial goals are centered on three simple priorities.  The three priorities are (1) safety, (2) highly effective, student centered learning, and (3) supporting an environment that students are excited to attend.  Safety is paramount and number one in my priority list.  Instructionally, working with teachers to foster an environment that focuses on collaboration and excellence is imperative for 21st century students.  Using processes of ongoing teacher, student, and parent engagement, we will also work to build on the engaging learning environment at our school. 


    After attending North Augusta community schools in elementary, middle, and high school, I chose to attend the University of South Carolina Aiken.  After graduating, it was important for me to give back to the district that gave me so much.  While continuing my post-graduate studies, I spent two years teaching middle and five years teaching high school level students.  I spent two years as a high school administrator and the last four years as the principal at Jackson STEM Magnet Middle School.  But my greatest achievement comes not professionally, but personally, as I am the father of two children: Natalie (7) and Coleman (4).   My wife is also an educator and continues to serve young students in her 12th year in education.  All of us are excited to further embed ourselves into this great community. 


    I look forward to meeting you soon.   As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let me know by calling the school or sending me an email at


    Go Patriots!



    Jason Holt

    Paul Knox Middle School, Principal


    *Curriculum Vita*

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  • Paul Knox Middle School Parent Survey

    PKMS Survey: Click Here          (Code: WH4AJFTO)

    Parents, please take a moment to educate the new leadership with your thoughts and desires about the great things happening and the future for Paul Knox Middle School.  The survey will give you an opportunity to provide confidential and anonymous feedback so we can make 2017-18 the best year yet.  Thanks in advance for taking about 5-10 minutes to share your thoughts moving forward.  We are always open to your feedback.  Have a great summer!

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  • Pay your Registration Fees HERE.


    Paul Knox Middle School Mail-in Registration

    Principal- Kyle Smith Assistant Principal- Terra van der Linden Assistant Principal- BR Smith

    Mail-in registration is an easy and efficient way to register for school. Students who take advantage of mail-in registration can pick up their schedules on August 15, 2017 with minimal wait time.

    To register by mail, please follow these steps:

    1. Complete the mail-in registration form below.

    2. Parents of returning students who are zoned for Paul Knox Middle School will not need to provide a proof of residency.


    New students need to provide the following:

    Proof of Residency Requirements


    Parents of new students must provide the following proofs of residency:

    · Two proofs of residency in the custodial parent’s name will be required.

    o A current rental agreement, mortgage contract or statement, or property tax receipt (listing the custodial parent's name on the property)

    o and a current water or power bill with the service address listed. (cable and internet bills are not acceptable)

    · A copy of the student’s official state-issued birth certificate

    · A copy of the student’s SC Immunization Record

    3. New students who have special permission must provide a copy of the hardship letter, student’s birth certificate and SC Immunization Record.

    4. Send check or money order payable to PKMS.

    5. Mail this form, proof of residency, and payment to:

    PKMS Registration

    Paul Knox Middle School

    1804 Wells Road

    North Augusta, SC 29841

    6. Envelopes should be postmarked by Friday August 4th

    7. Pick up your schedule on Tuesday August 15th from 12PM -7 PM in the Gym.


    Click for HERE for MAIL in Form



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