Barber Middle School

Tia Amlett, Principal

Dr. Teia Weldon, AP  |  Jeannie Collins, AP   |  Dena Taylor, SSA

4222 Cantrell Road
Acworth, GA 30101
Phone: 770-975-6764
FAX: 770-529-0325

Welcome to Barber Middle School

Barber Middle school
School Hours:  9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Follow us on Twitter @BarberMSBraves #BarberMiddleRocks

Barber Logo

Important Dates

November 4 - 22 - 4th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive
November 25-29 - Thanksgiving Holiday (Schools CLOSED)
December 14 - Sleighbells on the Square 5K

District 2019-20 School Year Calendar


19-20 Student Dress Code
19-20 Cellphone/Electronic Device Policy
19-20 Student Supply List


Special Announcements


Let us cheer on our North Cobb Jr. Warrior football and cheerleading teams as they go to the championship game this Saturday at 3:15pm at Milton!


4th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive
November 4th-22nd

Hosted by the M.O.D Squad

  • The food drive will be a battle amongst 3rd period classes seeing who can bring in the most nonperishable food items.

  • The winning class will receive a pizza party!

  • All items donated will go to Must Ministries located in Kennesaw, GA.

Last year BMS collected over 950 nonperishable food items for the holiday season. Let's beat that number by 200!! All are  encouraged to give!


A way to give back during this holiday season!

Giving Tree 2019


14th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5k/1k/Tot Trot

Sleighbells on the Square

Saturday, December 14th.
Join the Barber Team and help our schools raise money for the Cobb Children's Emergency Fund.
More info HERE

 Apply for Free or Reduced Meals

Lunch Application



Step 1: Complete on-line registration using the link in the red box, or go to online registration

Step 2: Call Ellen Zarach at 770-975-6764 ext. 042 for an appointment to complete registration.

Step 3:  Bring ALL required documents to your appointment: Please refer to the link above for a list of required documents and to help ensure that the enrollment process for your child goes as smoothly as possible.


Rising 7th Grade Student Vaccination Requirements

 (Once your child has turned 11 years of age, he or she is ready to receive important vaccines required before entering 7th grade.)

All students born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering 7th grade and new entrants to Georgia schools in grades 8-12 will need proof of a whooping cough booster shot and a meningococcal shot. New entrants include anyone that is entering Georgia schools for the first time or is returning to a Georgia school after being gone for more than 12 months or one school year.


G4C Student Challenge

The G4C Student Challenge is a game design competition that invites middle and high school students to create digital games about real-world issues impacting their communities. The program includes professional development for teachers, game making courses in public schools and after-school programs, student workshops and game jams, and mentorship by professional game designers.
Barber Middle School submitted 47 games and had ten finalists, the most from any school. Two out of three first place winners in the middle school division were from BMS.


Georgia Parent Survey

Each year, our school receives a School Climate Star Rating within CCRPI.  Our rating is based on students, staff, and parents completing climate surveys.  The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. Parents, you may complete the survey using your personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may come to the school to complete the Georgia Parent Survey. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.  We need ALL parents to complete the survey.

Georgia Parent Survey:


Notice of Intent to Submit an Application

The Cobb County School District and Murray F. Barber Middle School will be submitting an application to the Georgia Department of Education Office of Federal Programs - 21st Century Community Learning Centers in response to the Request for Proposal. The application submitted for this grant award is to provide funds for academic and enrichment activities for students and families during out of school time. If awarded, the program will be called the Reach for the Stars Program and the completed application will be available to view after submission.


Digital Report Cards
We are very excited to announce our move to ONLINE REPORT CARDS for the 2018-2019 school year! Your child’s progress report is now available via the ParentVUE and StudentVUE system.  All grades be released electronically this year and students will no longer be provided paper copies of progress reports or quarter report cards. Learn more HERE.

Home Buying Opportunity

NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity in continued partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, is seeking U.S. Armed Forces
Veterans 50 years of age or older who are interested in qualifying to purchase a new home in Cobb or Douglas counties.
Click HERE for more information.



  Office 365 Support Page for Parents


The Cobb County School District is offering the community an opportunity to review learning resources being recommended for use in 3-12 English Language Arts and K-12 ESOL.
Click on the link for more information:


Policies regarding campus hours,
early dismissals and transportation changes

Calendar of Events

Teacher of the Year

Melanie Alexander


Classified Employee
of the Year 2018-19

Brian Mason


Bottles and Box Tops for Barber

Barber Yearbook

Order Online HERE
Or call 1.866.287.3096. Use order  #1797

Destiny Daughters 

Destiny’s Daughters of Promise Inc.

Our Partners in Education

Lake City Animal Hospital

Lake City and Acworth Animal Hospitals