Welcome to McCleskey MS
Principal: Claire Lyons

News and Announcements

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.

From the CCSD Director of Accountability and Research:

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.


Please take a few minutes to complete the Climate Survey.  The resulting information assists us to continually improve.  Thank you for your input.

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions.  A Spanish version of the parent survey will be available soon.  Parents will be able to complete the survey using their personal computers, smartphones or iPads.   All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used to calculate the School Climate Star Rating .  Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey:


There is plenty of good information at the Georgia Dept. of Education website about the new Ga. Milestones Assessment we will be using for Standardized testing later this year. Please use these resources to familiarize yourself with new assessment procedures and methods for the state of Georgia. There are many differences from previous assessments.

Parent information guide about the new Georgia Milestones Test:


We will keep updating you with information as we receive it.

See the attached flyer for information about the Kell Junior Lacrosse program:


More ParentVue Information:


 See the following Civil Rights Compliance Notices:

Civil Rights Compliance Notice
Civil Rights Compliance Notice-Spanish

CCSD Asbestos Mgmt Plan information:

AHERA Flyer 2014.pdf

 Click on the following links for information for Parents to manage Blackboard Connect Portal for Cobb County School District contact:





See the following documents for Vaccination Requirements:

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Effective July 1, 2014, all children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering 7th grade, and new entrants* to Georgia schools in grades 8-12 will be required to have Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis) and meningococcal conjugate vaccines before entering school for the 2014-2015 school year. Visit Cobb Public Health or your private physician to get these vaccines NOW.

*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.

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

Please review the CCSD Dress Code Policy with your student!


Parents Encouraged To Review New Common Core Standards

The Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) are being implemented. Learn more about how these new standards will better prepare Cobb County students for future college and career choices on a special section of the District website.

Clubs and Activities

Intramurals begin at 8:00 am.  Please enter at the front and remain in the lower lobby until a PE teacher comes to get you.  No students are admitted to intramurals after 8:00 am.


Robotics – Tuesdays and Thursdays until 5:30 pm


Garden Club – Every other Tuesday until 5:00 pm


Fit Club Activities all at 8:00 am on the following days; arrive at 7:50 to dress out

Running Club – Tuesdays

All Girls Fitness  – Wednesdays

Fitness Friday – Fridays


Art Club – Mondays at 8:00 am; Art Room


Board Game Club – Wednesdays until 5:15; Ms. Skelton’s room


BAM (Boys at McCleskey) – Every Thursday @ 8:15 am in Room 8A3/4


Environmental Club – after school until 5:15 pm; see Mrs. Ghosh for a schedule


Hat Days – every Wednesday – pay $1, wear a hat for Relay for Life


Yearbook – yearbook staff only Thursdays @ 8:00 am; 7A3


NJHS – 1st & 3rd Thursdays until 5:15 pm


CCSD District Calendar
Click here for Traditional Calendar View

Congratulations to the 2014 Teacher of the Year
Ms. Amy Shannon!

And the 2014 Classified Employee of the Year
Ms. Mary Nobles!

And our Cobb County Counselor of the Year
Dr. Helen Nguyen!

Click the link below to donate funds to our school through the Cobb Schools Foundation in partnership with our McCleskey Foundation!


Be sure and select McCleskey Middle School under the Gift Designation drop down menu to ensure that your gift is directed to our school.


You can also donate using the form below:

McCleskey Middle School Foundation Donation Form.docx

The McCleskey Foundation grade level T shirts will be on sale every Monday and Friday in the skylight.  The cost for the T shirts is $10.