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Columbia Middle School

Dekalb County Schools

Columbia Middle School
Mission Statement
Mr. Searcy and Dr. Jones at 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony
6th and 7th Grade Awards Ceremony 22-23
8th Grade Ladies on Field Day 2023
8TH Grade Ladies in Uniform
Ms. Starkes Students Writing Lesson
Principal Searcy & Spelling Bee Participants
Ms. Ball's Georgia History Class 2022
Ms. Lloyd conducts CMS Band
7th and 8th Grade Eagle Band
Writers Workshop 2022
CMS PTSA at Curriculum Night
Virtual Reality with Mr. Smith's class
CMS 2022-23 Teacher of the Year, Mr. Henry Davies with Principal Marcus Searcy
Canvas replaces Verge in DeKalb
CMS Basketball Game
Mr. Searcy Pumps up the Crowd
A Winning Team - Go Eagles!
Former Students Looking to the Future

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Mission & Vision

The vision of the DeKalb County School District is to inspire our community of learners to achieve educational excellence. Our mission is to ensure student success, leading to higher education, work, and life-long learning. We are making this vision and mission a reality – every day, in every classroom throughout the District.

Through community forums, focus groups, listening sessions, and more, we have engaged our stakeholders, refined our objectives, honed our procedures, and formulated a robust, highly-structured yet agile and adaptive strategic plan. We are pleased with the progress we have made thus far, and excited about the future – of our District, our community, and, most importantly, the 100,000+ students who daily bring to us their limitless potential.

The District has created performance measures, targets, and initiatives to ensure success in each goal area. A monitoring and data collection process has been developed, and rigorous progress check procedures have been implemented. At the local level, on-going training sessions are offered to all principals in order to support the work of aligning, refining, monitoring, and evaluating the continuous improvement efforts of each individual school.

As a community of learners, we are committed to excellence in everything we do – within the classroom and throughout the District. This continuous improvement process permeates each aspect of our Strategic Plan, and we are honored to partner with you to make it a reality for all.