Durham Middle School

Dr. Patricia Alford, Principal

Joshua Fowler, AP 6/7  | Shannon Thorpe, AP 7/8  | Kristina DeFrain, SSA

2891 Mars Hill Road
Acworth, Georgia 30101
Phone: (770) 975-6641
Fax: (770) 975-6643

Welcome to Durham Middle School  

Our Mission  One Team, One Goal:  Student Success

  Our Vision  All students succeed in academics, arts and character

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 School Hours &
Important Transportation Info

8:50 AM - 4:15 PM

  1. It is highly recommended that students arrive early (before 8:50 AM) only if they have a specific reason (appointment with teacher, intramurals, etc.).
  2. No student should be dropped off before 8:15 AM; there is no supervision available prior to this time and the front doors remain locked until 8:15 AM each morning. Students who arrive early will report to our cafeteria and sign in for silent study hall.
  3. Students should be in homeroom when the bell rings each morning at 9:10 AM to avoid being marked tardy.   
  4. All car-riders should be off campus by 4:30 PM each afternoon.
  5. Please send a note in with your student if an early check-out is required or you are making any transportation changes for the day other than your normal arrangements.
  6. Early dismissals are accepted until 3:45 PM. If you arrive to check out your student AFTER 3:45 PM, please accept our apologies but we will not be able to call into classrooms. Students will be dismissed at the normal 4:15 PM dismissal time.
  7. All last-minute transportation changes must be completed by 3:45 PM to ensure we have adequate time to communicate this with your student. For safety reasons, no transportation changes will be announced at the end of the day.

Please click below to view our
Morning Car Rider Drop Off Procedures
Afternoon Car Rider Pick Up Procedures

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Durham Middle School has partnered with the Cobb County Public Library System to offer summer reading opportunities to our students. 
Please visit the
Learning Commons link or click on the Learning Commons page above for more information!


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Durham Media Center’s catalog, Destiny, and Cobb Digital Library are available 24/7! 
Check out all the ebooks and audiobooks that are part of the Durham Media Center collection through
Destiny, and be sure to search Ebsco eBook and Tumble Book Cloud for lots of AWESOME digital books.

Please click here for the
2019-2020 school supply list


School Supply kits are on sale
through the Durham PTSA.
Click the PTSA link to order yours today!


Parents, Students, and Durham Staff are invited to nominate a deserving
Teacher or Staff Member of the Month!

Please submit a nomination through the link below

Parents of 8th Graders

If your 8th grader will be turning 15-years-old and you plan to have him/her get their Learner’s Permit, you will need an Enrollment Certificate from Durham. Please contact Millie Baird, attendance clerk at Millie.Baird@cobbk12.org
Your student may pick up their certificate in the attendance office.

7th Grade
Vaccination Requirements 

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 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. 

For more info, please call or visit Cobb & Douglas Public Health at 770-514-2417

2019-2020 Teacher of the Year
Corey Rudd
Math Teacher

2019-2020 Classified Employee of
the Year

Cindy Browne
School Secretary

2019-2020 Volunteer of the Year
Larry & Lisa Hangar
Menchie's Kennesaw Marketplace

Thank you for making Durham such an incredible place for our students through all your hard work!

Celebrating a birthday?

Support Durham Middle school by purchasing a Happy Birthday message on our school marquee for any student, staff, or faculty member for just $25.00.

Complete this form - Happy Birthday - and submit it to our front office at least 48 hours before you would like the name posted, and put the form along with your check in the school safe.

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Over the Counter      Prescription Medication

Thank you to our Corporate Partners!


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