Welcome to Durham Middle School
Dr. Patricia Alford, Principal
Matt Schaefer, Assistant Principal - Gold/White
Sandy Cox, Assistant Principal - Green
Thomas Panter, Administrator


Dear Durham Parents,
           
We hope you will please take a few minutes to complete the
Georgia Parent Survey.  It contains 24 questions and parents may complete the survey using personal computers, smartphones or iPads.   All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey. The data will be used to calculate the School Climate Star Rating on the CCRPI. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.   In order for your responses to be considered, please complete your survey by February 27th.   Click the URL address below:

 
http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp




College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) Scores for all schools in Georgia were released on Tuesday, 12/16/14.


When the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) announced the College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores on December 8, district administrators noticed that specific information for calculating a portion of the score was not included in the released score for each middle school.  Therefore, the middle school CCRPI scores showed an inaccurate drop across the district.  The issue was immediately addressed on December 9 by the district with the GaDOE Accountability and Assessment Department and is currently being resolved.

Once the new data is incorporated into the recalculation, correct scores for CCSD middle schools will be released and published by the GaDOE at the end of January.  Based on internal preliminary calculations by district administrators, the results show that the CCRPI score at every middle school, as well as the overall district score, will increase.  The corrected scores will be issued by the State within the next 45 days.

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Winter has arrived. All students should consider dressing warmly with gloves, head-covering, and multi-layered clothing to protect against the cold.  Our school day starts at 8:50 each day, and we open the building to students at 7:50 AM each morning.  Students who arrive too early wait outside because there is no supervision available in the mornings before 7:50 AM.  We don't want our students waiting outside in the cold temperatures. 
Please help us by dropping your students off AFTER 7:50 AM each morning!




Durham Middle
School Strategic Plan




 

 

2015-16 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2015-2016 school year.  Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2015 on the District website.  For more information, please see our 2015-16 School Choice webpage.

 

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Immunization Requirements
have changed in Georgia

In addition to the immunizations that have been required, beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, The Georgia Department of Public Health requires that all students born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering 7th grade, and all 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.

For more information, call Cobb & Douglas Public Health at 770-514-2349 or visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org



Blackboard Connect Parent Info
Durham uses a phone out and email out system.  Please use the attached document to change your account settings.  You will need your child's Cobb County ID number.



Durham Middle School Dress Code

Click on the following link to view the dress code.



Durham Car Line Procedures
for Afternoon Dismissal

The Durham Car Line Procedures are in place
for the safety of our students.  



Medication Forms

Over the Counter     Prescription Medication


Durham Middle School Jr. Beta Club
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