2900 Scott Road
Marietta, GA 30066
Office: 678-594-8048
Fax: 678-594-8050
Office Hours


This is the last week of the Milestones testing

It's Time to Discover Daniell!

FIve Star School Climate Rating / Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School / Model PTSA / Georgia School of Excellence / AdvanceEd Accredited / Association for Middle Level Education / National Association of Secondary School Principals / Northeast Cobb Business Association / Niche Top 10% Best Public Middle Schools in America / Niche Top 1% Most Diverse Public Middle Schools in America

Daniell offers three pre-academies for 8th grade students! International Spanish Language Pre-Academy; Leadership, Law, and Public Service Pre-Academy; and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Pre-Academy. Experience Daniell Virtual Learning and explore even more choices to prepare students for high school success. All students can leave Daniell at the end of 8th grade with the option of earning at least one high school credit and the possibility of earning up to six credits. Daniell Middle School is committed to preparing students for high school success! The Shark Tank is coming soon! Explore a new learning environment designed by students and educators. It's time to discover Daniell!

Honors 2018
PJ Day


Registration Forms for Future Sprayberry Students Due 4/13

The final drop/add period for future Sprayberry students begins on Tuesday, April 10th and ends on Friday, April 13th at 9:15 a.m. All students will receive an updated version of their 2018-19 course requests this Tuesday in 7th period.This will be the last opportunity for studens to make changes before final schedules are provided to them in May. Any changes must be made to the course request form and turned into the Daniell Counseling Office by 9:15 a.m. on Friday, April 13th. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren McAfee, 8th Grade Counselor, at lauren.mcafee@cobbk12.org or (678) 594-8048.

Prescription Drug Summit

Rising 9th Grade Important Dates & SHS Registration Information

Throughout Spring semester 8th grade students will begin the process of registering for 9th grade core academic & elective classes. Important dates for our Rising 9th graders can be found by using the links below. Along with that, you will find an Elective Course Catalog & a Core Academic Course Catalog listing the options for SHS students.

Rising 9th Grade Important Dates 2018

SHS Academic Course Catalog 2018

For questions about HS registration please contact either:

Lauren McAfee, 8th grade counselor, @ lauren.mcafee@cobbk12.org or 678-594-8048  

Sara Griffin, SHS Assistant Principal, @ sara.griffin@cobbk12.org or (770) 578-3200


Daniell Middle School - Academy Offerings


Our program is focused on an increased level of peer interaction with our Spanish content. This has the benefit of helping to accelerate the speed with which the students are able to attain language proficiency, and research has shown that students who perfect their language skills perform better than their monolingual peers on standardized tests.

STEM Academy

The purpose of the Daniell Middle School STEM Academy is to prepare students for the 21st century and post-secondary success. Students utilize critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems. Our program allows students to acquire knowledge by working collaboratively and sharing this knowledge by communicating effectively. Academy teachers serve as facilitators of learning which will allow for differentiation of instruction based on student interests. Unlike traditional classrooms, the STEM Academy classrooms will focus on student-created content, problem-based learning, and application of content knowledge. These strategies will increase student achievement and peer interaction.

Leadership, Law and Public Service

This Academy is available for students with a strong interest in the social sciences. The Academy provides an opportunity for students to make a lasting and immediate impact in their community and in the world.

Important Dates to Remember                                                        Academy Requirements

Jan 9th – Rising 8th grade parent night                                                * Required community service hours

Feb 7th – Applications due                                                                   * Final Capstone project

Feb 12th – Feb 16th – Interviews for Academy                                    * A Reflective Journal

March 2nd – Academy Selections                                                        * A completed portfolio

March 15th – Academy Parent Night                                                   * Final presentation of project and findings

                                                                                                             * Science Fair (STEM)

Why an Academy?

* Better preparation for the Sprayberry Academy

* Numerous field trips

* Exposure to careers

JJ Daniell PTSA Craft Show Coming Soon

Join us for the 1st Annual JJ Daniell Middle School PTSA Craft Show!  Loads of booths with wonderful Spring shopping opportunities!  Jewelry, Pottery and Glass, Photography, Yard art, Birdhouses, Monogrammed items, Spring decorations, Home décor, Easter items, Dolls & accessories, Food, Sweets & much, much more!  Saturday, March 24th 9am – 5pm!

New! Change to CCSD Sibling Transfer

Sibling Transfers - Parents/guardians of a student who has a sibling already enrolled in a District school through an approved transfer may apply for a younger sibling to attend the same school in accordance with District Administrative Rule JBCD-R. This provision attempts to address siblings enrolled in different schools at the same time due to an approved transfer. A sibling is defined as a brother, sister, step-brother, or step-sister living in the same household and who otherwise meets the requirements for enrollment.  The application window for the 2018-2019 school year will be open from January 4, 2018 through January 31, 2018. 

For more information about this opportunity, and for a link to the online application, visit http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx.

Daniell Middle School Receives Five Star Rating from the State Two Years Running

We are excited to announce that Daniell Middle School has once again earned a Five Star School Rating from the Georgia Department of Education which is the highest rating a school can receive from the state. This is the second consecutive year for Daniell to earn a five star rating! Without the combined hard work of our parents, students, and staff this would not have been and continue to be possible. Thank you for helping make this happen! Read below for more information about the School Climate Star Rating.

The School Climate Star Rating provides school-level data on the following components:

  1. Survey – a measure of student, teacher, and parent perceptions of a school’s climate;
  2. Student Discipline – a measure of student discipline using a weighted suspension rate;
  3. Safe and Substance-Free Learning Environment – school discipline incidents and student survey responses on use of illegal substances and the prevalence of violence, bullying, and unsafe incidents within a school; and
  4. Attendance – the average daily attendance of teachers, administrators, and staff members and the percentage of students with less than six unexcused absences.

Each of the components are given equal value.

What does the rating mean?

Each school receives a 1-5 star rating, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate most in need of improvement.

Daniell Middle School Ranked in Top 1% of Most Diverse Middle Schools in America and Top 10% of Best Public Middle Schools in America

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article on Monday, August 14, 2017 titled "These Cobb schools are some of the best in Georgia", which highlighted Niche's latest rankings. According to Niche, Daniell Middle School is ranked in the top 10.4% (2,393 of 23,000) of best public middle schools in America and in the top 0.8% (215 of 24,708) most diverse public middle schools in America. In Cobb County, Niche ranks Daniell as the #1 most diverse public middle school. The teachers at Daniell have ranked in the top 13.9% of the best public middle school teachers in America and in the top 6.9% of the best public middle school teachers in the Atlanta area. Click here to see the complete ratings of Daniell Middle School from Niche's 2018 Best Schools. Click here to read the article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

ilOS 3.0 Launches: Strong Focus on Curriculum and Instruction

 Are you ready to "Discover Daniell"? We hope you are as excited as we are about the 2017-2018 school year. Although this is Principal Nelson's eleventh year at Daniell, this year is as if it his first year as a new principal at Daniell as he and the administrative team are launching a new instructional leadership operating system (ilOS).

He operated the school under ilOS 1.0 from 2007-2012 and ilOS 2.0 from 2012-2017. ilOS 1.0 was designed to shift the school culture. ilOS 2.0 was aimed at gathering resources for the school. During operating systems 1.0 and 2.0, the school experienced many positive successes which has now lead the faculty and staff to launch ilOS 3.0 which outlines a new vision and a defined plan to make Daniell Middle School an even more vibrant and dynamic learning environment with the specific intent of preparing middle level students for high school success. This new system is built just for middle level learners and is based on proven instructional strategies and a guaranteed and viable curriculum.

Combining this new vision with the platform achieved under the previous instuctional leadership models, we are confident our students will only be more successful for their high school preparation. We look forward to working together with all our community members to continue to make Daniell Middle School a place we are all proud for our children to attend.

Overview of a School Day

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.

  • Students arriving after 8:00 am should report to the theater for study hall. Students should not arrive prior to 8:00 am.
  • At 8:50 am students will be released to their homeroom teacher. Students arriving after 8:50 am should report to their homeroom teacher.
  • At 9:11 am students will be released to their lockers to get their books for 1st period.
  • At 9:15 am the tardy bell will ring, and classes will begin. Parents arriving after the tardy bell has rung will need to sign their student in tardy in the Welcome Lobby.
  • Students will attend seven classes which are approximately 50 minutes in length.
  • Students will have scheduled locker access. Students should not share lockers or give out their locker combinations to others.
  • Students who have PE/Health will also have a locker in the gym area. Students should not share this combination either.
  • At 4:10 pm afternoon announcements will be given to students.
  • Dismissal will be at 4:15 pm.

Supply Lists

6th Grade  |  7th Grade  |  8th Grade

Breakfast and Lunch Information


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.

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Thanks to the following supporters of Daniell Academy Parent Night

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Shangrila Bistro
3545 Canton Road

Provino's Italian Restaurant
440 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW,

Texas Roadhouse
2475 Barrett Creek Pkwy

Get connected with our school! Has your student joined any school clubs or organizations? Have you signed up to volunteer at our school? Have you joined the PSTA?

Three Academies:
International Spanish Language; STEM; and Leadership, Law, and Public Service

Six High School Credit Courses:
Chinese; Spanish; Algebra 1; Physical Science; Business Education; Art

Multiple Virtual Learning Opportunities:
8th Grade Students Can Enroll in Virtual Learning to Help Customize a Learning Plan for High School Success

Click here to enter the wonderful world of STEAM! Discover what makes Daniell Middle School unique!