4080 Maybreeze Rd
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: (770) 928-5560
FAX: (770) 928-5562

A Message from Principal - Dr. Andrea Jenkins-Mann

Dear McCleskey Family,

 

The 2019-20 School Year marks my third year as principal.  I could not be more excited or proud to serve you and the children of this community.  McCleskey is a unique, diverse, place wherein we value students as individual people and learners.  Inasmuch as a middle school can be, McCleskey is a haven wherein children are free to be who they are, to grow, and to succeed.  It is our intention to embody our Mission: To foster a supportive culture through innovation.  We will accomplish our Mission through our Vision: Respect, Growth, and Success, One Student at a time. 

At McCleskey, we are focused on students learning at high levels.  We are intentional with our high expectations and high supports.  It is imperative that students grow as a result of being in our care.  We pledge to: keep students first, model respect and kindness for all, create a positive and engaging learning environment, and to support each other.

We will continue to work to help your child be successful in middle school and help them understand what is required of them to be a good learner inside and outside of the classroom. We model and provide opportunities to show forth qualities and learning behaviors such as: taking positive risks, viewing errors as opportunities, working to recover from a mistake, giving and receiving feedback, asking questions, collaborating with peers, setting goals, planning with a purpose, and tracking their own progress.  Students need both high challenge and high support to grow as learners, and we look forward to helping students maximize their growth at MMS.

Looking back at our previous school year we have much to celebrate and be thankful for! Our staff, students and parents helped our school to continue to earn Cobb STEM Accreditation.   This was a whole-school effort and we are so proud to have earned this distinction for our school and community.  Our CCRPI Score, though it is lagging data, increased when many saw a dip in scores overall.  What makes me most proud within the overall score is our Closing the Gap Score of 91.7 which signifies that all students in all racial and ethnic groups are making progress.  This is quite a feat and was the highest in this category among middle schools in our school district. 

This year we are striving to improve even more.  We are focused on partnering with our students, to listen and implement their input.  We are working to increase engagement in school as well as in individual classes.  You can be assured that McCleskey Middle School has exceptional professionals who are excited to work with your child every day.  This year we endeavor to build stronger relationships with all our stakeholders that will enable us to prepare our children for life beyond the schoolhouse.  Thank you for entrusting your children to us.  Go Dragons!