The History of Pine Mountain

Pine Mountain Middle School was named for the Civil War battle which took place just northwest of the school on the nearby mountain slope. It is believed that the mountain was called "pine" because of the stand of pine trees there. Pine Mountain, the highest point between Lost and Kennesaw Mountains, was fortified by the Confederates and was used as an outpost of the main Confederate line. General Joseph Johnston led the Confederate troops and hoped to slow the advance of General William Tecumseh Sherman as he neared Atlanta. The Battle of Pine Mountain took place between June 10 and June 14, 1864. General Johnston's troops had been joined by General Leonidas Polk. While observing the advance of the Union troops from the top of Pine Mountain, General Polk was killed by Union artillery fire on June 14, 1864.

Pine Mountain was one of the few areas used by both the Confederate and Union armies. The Confederate army used the mountain as a fortification. The Union army used the mountain as an observatory during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.

Pine Mountain Middle School first opened its doors in 1979 to serve the growing population of northwest Cobb County. The school is located on the site of the Civil War Battle for Pine Mountain. Our first principal was William T. Wood. He served for four years and was succeeded by Henry Nettles, who served until June 1995. Beginning July 1, 1995, Tony L. Melton became the third principal of Pine Mountain. In July of 1999, Dr. Ivia Redmond took over the leadership of the school until 2008. Mrs. Lisa Jackson was promoted from assistant principal to principal effective July 1, 2008. Currently, Dr. Jasmine Kullar is our principal since August 2015.

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  • Promote a positive community
  • Support and encourage each other
  • Be flexible, respectful and have open and honest communication
  • Keep students first

 

Our Mission
One Team, One Goal -- Student Success!

Our Vision
Empowering students to be innovative, responsible, and productive citizens in a global community.