Skip to main content
Your Voice, Our Future: 2024 - 2029 Strategic Plan Focus Groups
Parents and Community Stakeholders, Click here to register.  Students click here to register.

Columbia Middle School

Dekalb County Schools

Columbia Middle School
Mission Statement
CMS Welcomes Dr. Horton
Black History Backpack Challenge WinnersSerenity M., Raven G., and Taylor L. win big with the Black History Backpack Challenge
Black History Backpack Challenge Winners
Ms. Perkins' ScholarsMs. Perkins' Scholars Environmental Issues Research
Ms. Perkins' Class Doing Research
STEM ClubEngineers Building the Future
Ms. McCoy's ScholarsResearching Black Scientists
Researching Black Scientists
Kicking Off Black History Month
The Black Parade Kicks of Black History Month
Columbia High School Band Supports CMS Black Parade
Columbia High School Joins in Black Parade
CMS Celebrates the Divine Nine 2024
CMS Celebrates the Divine Nine
CMS 2023-24 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team
CMS 2023-24 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team
Polo Club Pancake Breakfast
Kahoot with Ms. Bishop on Game Night
8th Grade Field Trip to Clark Atanta University
Body Systems Project
Congratulations, Mr. Dingle, Ms. Ross and Mr. Macon
Mr. Vance Shares the Power of Reading
Canvas replaces Verge in DeKalb
CMS Basketball Game
Former Students Looking to the Future

Upcoming Events

Mar 8

Independent Learner/Professional Learning Day

Read More..
Mar 19

Parent Tech Cafe

Read More..
Mar 29

Career Day

9:00 AM Read More..
Apr 1

Spring Break - Schools Closed

Read More..

Latest News

We Achieve Because We Believe

Upcoming Testing Dates
The Benchmark Testing Window Begins March 1st and ends March 15th     
Georgia Milestones Schedule

Connect to Your Tech Cafe
Click Below to Access the Tech Cafe Tutorials


DCSD Tech Support

Free Covid-19 Testing and Vaccinations
Click Below to Check the Current Calendar for Times and Locations!


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.