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Georgia School of Excellence / AdvanceEd Accredited / Member AMLE

Every child should receive, benefit, and thrive from a world class education that prepares them for high school success.  Principal Vision

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Mr. Parker Named CCSD Middle Level Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015

Congratulations to Mr. Rick Parker who has been named Cobb County School District's Middle Level Teacher of the Year! Superintendent Ragsdale came to the Faculty and Staff 2014-2015 Kick-Off Meeting at Daniell Monday morning to make the announcement.  

Pictured above: David Nelson (Principal), Rick Parker (CCSD Middle Level Teacher of the Year), Chris Ragsdale (Superintendent)

Click here to read the good news in the Marietta Daily Journal!

Click here to read the news from our district!

First Day of School

August 4, 2014

August 1, 2014
This is a drop-in event.
Sneak-A-Peek will be for all grade levels.

Students can obtain their schedules at this time.

Bus routes will be posted and cafeteria staff will be available to deposit money in lunch accounts.

Open House
 September 23, 2014
School Council Elections Will Be Held This Night.
Open House will be for all grade levels.

Click here to see our exciting curriculum offered at Daniell.
STEM, Advanced Content, and
High School Credit Courses Are Available

Parents/Guardians, have questions or need specific information
about the upcoming school year?
 Please email Principal Nelson, , with your question.

Overview of a School Day

Buses are unloaded and loaded at the back of the school. Car rider drop off and pick up will be at the theater. (7th and 8th grade parents, please note this modification from last year).

Don't forget, middle schools in CCSD begin at 9:15 am.
To help you plan for your adjustment to middle school,
below is an overview of what a typical day looks like.

Bell Schedule

Students arriving after 8:00 am should report to the theater for study hall.
Students should not arrive prior to 8:00 am. Supervision does not start until 8:00 am.
At 8:50 am students will be released to their homeroom teacher or for breakfast. (Homeroom teachers for 6th and 8th grades will be a student's first period teacher. The 7th grade homeroom teacher will be a student's 3rd period teacher).
If arriving between 8:50 am and 9:10 am, a student should report directly to breakfast or his/her homeroom teacher.
At 9:10 am 6th and 8th grades students will be released to their lockers to get their books. At 9:15 am the tardy bell will ring, the Daniell News Network will be aired and classes will begin.When morning announcements are complete 7th grade students will be released to go to their lockers and report to their first connections class.

For safety, students arriving after 9:15am must have their parent come into the main office to sign them in as tardy.

The typcial locker break occurs between every two classes. A locker break schedule will be provided to students by their homeroom teacher.

At 4:10 pm afternoon announcements will begin.
Dismissal will follow announcements.

Any transportation changes that a parent needs to make for their child to go home needs to be completed before 3:30pm.

Bus Route Information

School bus routes for the 2014-2015 school year are now available on the CCSD web site at

CCSD Bus Routes for the 2014-2015 school year are now available on the CCSD website.  Runs and maps will be posted at your local school for review prior to the first day of school.

Kindergarten and First Grade students along with their parents are invited to ride the bus on Friday morning, August 1, 2014, as a practice run prior to the first day of school on Monday, August 4. Buses will run at regular scheduled morning pick up times and parents/students should be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes early.  Due to limited space, we ask that you limit the number of additional family members riding.  Only school-age children are allowed to ride as our regular buses are not equipped with car seats. The bus will follow the planned route to school, then return back to the bus stop.

During the months of August and September if temperatures reach 90 degrees or higher students may bring water in containers with a screw on lid to drink on the bus. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department at 678/594-8000, or email your transportation area supervisor whose email can be found on the Transportation website.

Bus Route Information

2014-2015 Supply Lists
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade

Summer Learning Activities
Summer Reading Assignment

USA Testprep

Every Daniell Middle School student can benefit from using USA Test Prep to improve CRCT scores.  This home-based internet program is simple to use and your child's science teacher has already helped him or her set up a member login
 account.  Teachers can actually monitor how often your student uses the program.  USA Test Prep supports language arts,reading, mathematics, science, and social studies by breaking down questions into the same domains as tested on the CRCT through vocabulary, tests, practice, games, and videos. Encourage your child to get started and log as many hours as he or she can, even if just playing the games.  And if you are up for the challenge, it makes for great family trivia too! 

If your child is new to Daniell, just email Principal Nelson for your activation code.

Band and Orchestra
Instrument Test Drive

Attention 6th Grade Students - Are you considering joining band or orchestra? If so, make plans to come to “test drive” the instruments that 6th graders can learn to play! You can drop in at any time, stay as long as you want, and leave whenever you’re done.  Try to arrive by 1:30 pm at the latest so you will have enough time to try all the instruments you want to try.

When - Saturday, August 9

Time - 10 am - 2 pm

Where - Daniell Middle School, Fine Arts Building

Please bring a parent or guardian along! For more information, visit... 

Band or email

Orchestra email

Registration Information
Summer registration was held on July 17, 2014 from 9-12 and 2-5. If you were unable to come on this day, don't worry.
Simply call the school at 678-594-8048 to schedule
an appointment with one of our helpful counselors during the week of July 28th.
Click here to obtain the paperwork for registration.

6th Grade and New Student
Survival Guide

Survival Guide 2014-2015
This guide is made just for 6th graders to help them with any unanswered questions they may have about their new school.

Dress Code
Click here for information about school dress code.

Breakfast and Lunch Information

Click here for information about prices.

To register for this service, you will need your student's ID number which you can get from your student or it can be provided by the cafeteria manager.

New Immunization Requirement for 2014-2015

The Georgia Department of Public Health has released new immunization requirements for Georgia students.  In addition to the immunizations currently required, all students born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering 7 grade, and new entrants to Georgia schools in grades 8-12 will be required to have the Tdap (Tetnus, Diptheria and Pertussis) and meningococcal conjugate vaccines before entering school for the 2014-2015 school year. 

 Please be aware that the vast majority (those born after January 1, 2002) of rising 7 graders will now be required to have an updated Form 3231.

7th Grade Immunization Requirements (English)

7th Grade Immunization Requirements (Spanish)

Daniell Students Break Records on the 2014 CRCT

The 2014 CRCT results have been released. Daniell students performed above the state mean score for 6, 7, and 8 grades in reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Click here to learn more.

Coordinate Algebra / Analytic Geometry Students Make a Home Run

Once again, 100% of the Daniell students in the super advanced math class, Coordinate Algebra/Analytic Geometry have meet and exceeded standards on their End-of-Course-Test (EOCT). 18 of 34 students who took the EOCT exceeded. One student even made a perfect score.

Congratulations to Daniell's 2014 Teacher Retirees

This past week, four Daniell teachers were recognized for their service and contribution to the students of Cobb County and Daniell Middle School. From left to right, Mrs. Janes Sanders, Mrs. Rebecca Tidwell, Principal Nelson, Mrs. Dutch Kral, and Mrs. Margaret Lile. During their service at Daniell, the student achievement scores have never been so high. Their service has been invaluable in helping ensure students are prepared to high school success.

Please join us in celebrating the careers of these individuals and their commitment to students.

About Our Learning Community


At Daniell Middle School our mission is to help students become prepared to be successful for their high school experience.


Our vision is to create a safe, collaborative environment that results in students successfully meeting high standards, respecting differences, and initiating creative problem solving to establish a foundation for high school success.


To be successful in a high school setting, we believe:

  • Students should learn to their full potential
  • Students should be actively participating in their learning
  • Students should demonstrate responsibility by constructively resolving conflicts
  • Students should develop technology skills
  • Students should participate in a variety of learning experiences that promote high expectations through varied instructional strategies
  • Students should develop problem-solving skills
  • Students should thrive in a safe environment
  • Students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community should work together collaboratively
New STEM pathways coming!
Stay tuned for more information.

A Great Place to Be!
2014 9th District Georgia Model PTA
2014 9th District Georgia PTA Best Ideas Award

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We are..

One of the highest performing, most diverse middle schools in Cobb County.

We have 33 Countries represented on our campus and have 22 Languages spoken.

33% of our students are enrolled in advanced content courses.

Over 600 students are cecognized for honor roll each quarter.

Did You Know?

92.5% of Our Parents Believe the School's Rules, Policies, and Procedures Are Clearly Articulated

94.3% of Our Parents Believe Our Campus Is Maintained and Up-to-Date

95.4% of Our Parents and Community Members Felt They Are Welcomed onto the Daniell Campus

95.8% of Our Parents Believe the School's Administration Demonstrates the Role of Lead Learners

91% of Our Parents Believe Our School Culture Supports Academic Acheivement of the Students

Proud to be a 100% Feeder School to Sprayberry High School Ranked Among the Best High Schools by US News and Work Report in 2013Academic Excellence


Campus Awards

2013 ECCC PTA Spectacular Eight Award
2013 District Oak Tree Award
2013 Visionary Award
2013 Georgia Congress of Parents and Teachers Oak Tree Award
2012 Georgia State PTSA Best Outstanding Local Unit 3rd Place
2013 Georgia Congress of Parents and Teachers Community Partnership Award
Advanced Placement Certified School
Safe Routes to School
Clean Air School
Reality University Site
2012 Georgia First Lego League Super Regional Innovation and Strategy  First Place Award
2012 Georgia First Lego League Championship Tournament Competitors
2012 PTSA Oak Tree Membership Award
2012 PTSA Visionary Award
2012 PTSA Plus 2 Membership Award
 Family Dollar Gr8 Schools
No Place for Hate Certified



September 26

 October 8 

November 7

January 9

 February 25

April 16

During advisement, students meet with their teacher advisor to set academic goals for the year and monitor and chart their progress to achieving their goals.


September 26th 1st 6 Week Progress Report

November 7th 2nd 6 Week Progress Report

February 25th 4th 6 Week Progress Report

April 16th 5th 6 Week Progress Report


January 9th 1st Semester Report Card

May 29th 2nd Semester Report Card mailed

A Georgia School of Excellence

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Advanced Content
Qualifying Criteria
Duke Tip Information

Daniell Middle School Offers
World-Class Education
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East Cobber article

dent Advisement Date

Teacher of the Year

Mr. Rick Parker

Classified Employee of the Year

Mrs. Caroline Jenkins