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

Georgia Milestones Testing Schedule
April & May 2019

All students will take the End-of-Grade Milestones Assessments online this year.  In order to accomplish this, the testing will be spread out across several weeks.  Each grade level will test on separate days, and there will be multiple testing sessions on each test day (ie. some students will test in the morning while others test in the afternoons).  Schedules will change daily beginning on Monday, April 15th.  Please help us by ensuring your student is present for the full day on the dates his/her grade level is testing.   


6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

ELA Section 1

April 24

April 17

April 15

ELA Sections 2 & 3

April 25

April 18

April 16

Math Section 1

May 6

May 2

April 22

Math Section 2

May 7

May 3

April 23

Social Studies



April 29




April 30




May 1

HS Physical Sci EOC



April 30

8th Grade Connections
Course Applications

for Rising 8th Graders 2019-2020

Click to read the letter from the DMS Administration

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Yearbook Application
Broadcast Application
VA Comprensive (HS Art Course) Application


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2018-19 School Council Meeting Dates
September 12, 2018
October 24, 2018
November 7, 2018 @ Pickett's Mill ES
January 16, 2019
March 27, 2019
May 1, 2019

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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.

Need School Supplies?

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The School Store is open daily
from 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM


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


Interested in Substitute Teaching?

Apply today

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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

2018-2019 Teacher of the Year
Jamie Stahler
ELA Teacher

2018-2019 Classified Employee of
the Year

Anna Abdulahi

2018 Volunteer of the Year
Jessica Mirth
PTSA President

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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