Hightower Trail Middle School

Laura Montgomery, Principal

Angela Greenage, AP8 | Ruth Hesson, AP6/7 | Christina Huffman, SSA

3905 Post Oak Tritt Rd.
Marietta, Ga. 30062
Phone: (770) 578-7225
Fax: (770) 578-7227
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM

Welcome to Hightower Trail


News and Announcements


The Book Fair is Coming!

Our first semester Scholastic Book Fair is November 15 - 22 in the Learning Commons! Please check out our Book Fair Homepage for fair dates and times and volunteer opportunities. Click on the Sign Up link in the volunteer section of the homepage to view the volunteer times and to sign up!

The Book Fair Homepage also has links for online shopping and instructions on setting up a student eWallet.


online registration

Parents, if you have questions about online resources, please log into the Cobb County website:  cobbk12.org.  At the top of the page please click on "Parents" and then look for the link called Digital Textbooks.  On that site you will find information about the online textbooks and Office 365.


HTMS Informational Videos

Click here for a video demonstration of our building entrance procedure.


What 6th Grade Parents Need to Know

Introduction to HTMS

HTMS Schedule

HTMS Classes

Homework at HTMS

Staying Organized at HTMS

HTMS Parent Involvement

Check out the NEW HTMS Counseling website with lots of helpful, important information!

Hightower Trail Counseling Website

Please direct all Synergy ParentVUE requests/issues to Ms. Harper at

On Thursday, May 17, Hightower Administration and Faculty were recognized by the CCSD Board of Education for achieving the prestigious AdvancED STEM Certification. This certification recognizes that our STEM educational programs have met the rigor and substance vital to creating and sustaining superior, student-centered STEM teaching and learning programs. We are committed to preparing our learners for the careers of tomorrow by continuing to foster and perpetuate their enthusiasm for STEM disciplines today. Our focus on STEM, demonstrates our continued commitment to “Learning through ENGAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE, APPLICATION. “



Congratulations to Julie Mann our 2019 – 2020 HTMS Teacher of the Year!  Julie came back to Hightower Trail in 2011 as a Language Arts teacher after one year at McClesky MS.  She received a BA from the University of Georgia and a BS from Kennesaw State University. Julie works countless hours for her students and sponsors several clubs including the Creative Writing Club and Film Club.  She is extremely humble and the epitome of a humanitarian!  We are truly grateful to have a teacher like Julie at Hightower!



Ally Thackston joined Hightower Trail in 2014. She works in the AU classroom and is passionate about her students with autism being successful every day.  She is extremely creative and always makes her students and others around her smile. Her patience, humor, and never-ending love for her students is priceless. Thank you

Mrs. Thackston for all you do for your students.  Well deserved!



The Cobb Schools Foundation has partnered with the Atlanta Hawks to present the Annual Cobb Schools Volunteer of the Year awards to recognize outstanding volunteers.
Congratulations go to Juanita Mendez who is our HTMS Volunteer of the Year!  Juanita regularly volunteers in the front office and helps all over the school.  She is very generous with her time and is a tremendous help to all!  Thank you Juanita for all you do for our teachers and our school!



Happy 25th Birthday Hightower Trail!

Click on the link below to view a video of our school wide celebration!



Office 365 Access for CCSD Students - Parent Communication Toolbox

Click for Office 365 Support Page for Parents

 Husky Headlines is the place to go for everything Hightower Trail!!!

Events, Dates, Club News, PTSA/Foundation/School Council... it's all there!!

Click on Husky Headlines under Quick Links on the left side of this page.

Please visit the PTSA page at
for info about the PTSA and supplemental resources.

Husky Highway

The HTMS PTSA has created the following useful presentation for Hightower Trail parents. It's called the Husky Highway and contains useful information.

Click here to view Husky Highway

School - Wide BYOD Initiative

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) PowerPoint

BYOD Proposal for School Participation

Enrolling your child for the first time?

Click on Enrolling Your Student in the left side column for required documentation.

*Click here for previous announcements*

Hightower Trail Calendar

Click here for more CCSD Calendars

Add this calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.

Yearbook Information

To purchase your 2019-2020 yearbook, click here and enter 13932 for the school number.

The price is $40 through April 3, 2020.

For information regarding the 8th Grade Pope HS Transition Timeline, please refer to Hightower’s Counseling Website.

Hightower Trail
AC and Math Placement Criteria

AC Placement Criteria

Math Placement Criteria

HTMS Foundation Forms

Competitive Chess
Registration Form
Fall 2019

Successful Skills for Middle School
Registration Form
Fall 2019

Cafeteria Forms

Celebration Snack Pack Order Form

EcoAction Order Form