About Garrison Mill


Garrison Mill Elementary

Home of the Greyhounds.  A member of the Cobb County School District since 1984.

Our Mission

GM_Logo_We engage we inspire we educate


At Garrison Mill Elementary School we want to exceed expectations in everything we do. Our staff, parents, and community work together to create an environment in which our students can achieve their educational goals and continue to excel in college and future careers. 

Our History

Garrison Mill Elementary School opened its doors to neighboring children in August of 1984.  Garrison Mill Construction in 1984The story doesn't start there.  It begins over 100 years ago when the Garrison family moved to Cobb County.  Thomas Wesley Garrison, Sr. and his wife, Malinda, settled at the headquarters of Willeo Creek before the Civil War.  They owned a large plantation called "Mill Hill" because they operated a sawmill, a corn-grinding mill, and a cotton gin.

Mr. Garrison donated 4 1/2 acres to the trustees of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church on Sandy Plains Road and assisted with the first church construction in 1879.

The Garrisons were concerned with the education of not only their children but those in neighboring areas. With his help, a school was completed in 1880.  An historical marker stands today at this spot.

1984 Construction

Garrison Mill Elementary School is currently home to more than 700 students and is named for all generations of the Garrison family presently living in this area and for Thomas Wesley Garrison who saw a need for education so long ago in his mill on the hill.

The Garrisons