Department of Defense Education Activity

Ryukyu Middle School Principal's Message


Ryukyu Middle School Stakeholders,

It is an honor to serve our military community as the principal of Ryukyu Middle School.  On behalf of the RYMS faculty and staff, welcome to the home of the mighty Habu!  We look forward to partnering with you to provide the highest quality educational opportunities to our students. Our teachers are eager to provide rigorous and relevant learning experiences that develop 21st century skills in our students for success both now and in the future.

Ms. Finney and I are excited about this new school year as we Educate, Engage and Empower our students to succeed in a dynamic world. At Ryukyu Middle School, our mascot is the Habu. As Habu, we focus on our four guiding principles:

walk Honorably,

Achieve greatness.

Believe in our abilities, and

Understand that we are stronger together

You will hear a lot about these traits throughout the year.

We are thrilled to have your student join our community. We look forward to working with you to make this a successful, productive, and rewarding school year for all students.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions, comments, or concerns.  My email address is


Craig Maxey

Principal, Ryukyu Middle School