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Cedar Grove Middle
2300 Wildcat Road
Decatur, GA 30034
678-874-4200 (Information)
678-874-4202 (Office)
678-874-4210 (Fax)
678-874-4211 (Attendance)
678-874-4226 (Counselor)
678-874-4251 (PTA Voice Mail)
Principal: Pat May
Grades: 6th - 8th
Enrollment: 849
Community Information: Morning Bus Routes
School Calendar
Board Members: Ms. Sarah Copelin-Wood
Dr. Eugene Walker
PTA President: Sharon Wiggins
Business Partners: Federal Aviation Administration
SunTrust Bank
Tuskegee Airmen
Papa John's Pizza
Kroger
School Website: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/cedargrovems/
OVERVIEW
Cedar Grove Middle School's primary objective is to provide the opportunity for all students to develop academically, emotionally, physically, and socially, in order to be productive citizens in and out of school. The responsibility of CGMS is to provide quality leadership and successful instructional efforts within a safe school environment conducive to learning. Cedar Grove Middle School actively seeks to involve the community, parents, our partners in education and other stakeholders, sharing the responsibility for providing each student with the opportunity to excel with pride. Our efforts are a testimony to our commitment for helping all students become life-long learners.
SCHOOL VISION
Cedar Grove Middle School empowers our students through technology and performance-based standards to become integral members of society.
SCHOOL MISSION
Cedar Grove Middle School provides a rigorous and interactive standards-based curriculum that maximizes our students' academic potential through the shared involvement of all stakeholders.
UNIQUE ASSETS
As the first DeKalb County School built specifically as a middle school, we are a prototype for all the newer middle schools. Several outdoor classrooms are located throughout the campus including the Arboretum, which aids students in learning about an estimated 110 plant species. Cedar Grove was named a National Demonstration School in 2004, one of only 11 nation wide.
  • The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) works diligently to ensure that teachers and students are involved with the school. Parents volunteer on a daily basis. The PTSA sponsors a membership drive among the students, the Scholastic Book Fair each semester, and family day.
  • During the week of July 7-11, 2008 Cedar Grove Middle School hosted the SEMA (Science Engineering Math Academy). The program was a wonderful interactive inquiry based program linked to the NASA space program. Students from grades k-12 were involved in this awesome science experience.
  • We are pleased to offer the Pawprint Cedar Grove Middle Schools student newspaper. The Pawprint offers articles, news and events submitted monthly by a group of hardworking dedicated students and sponsors. Ms. Clarisse Frazier, 8th grade ELA teacher sponsors the newspaper. The Pawprint was implemented to improve reading and writing scores in all grade levels at Cedar Grove Middle
  • The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) recognized the Counseling Department at Cedar Grove Middle School with its RAMP Award in at the national convention in Denver, June of 2007. The RAMP award is the highest recognition an American public school counseling program can receive. ASCA holds that those counseling programs who are awarded the national RAMP recognition “exemplify school counseling at its best and are an inspiration to us all.” .Cedar Grove Middle was only one of three Georgia Schools who achieved this honor for the 2006/07 school year. The DeKalb Board of Education also recognized Cedar Grove Middle for its program’s accomplishments during a board meeting in the Spring of 2007.
    AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
  • Band scored gold at the San Antoinio Heritage Festival 2008
  • Band participated in the Adjunctor Invitational Concert at the Woodruff
  • Arts Center 2008
  • Football Eastern Division Champions 2007’2008.
  • Boys Basketball Team was part of the Elite Eight.
  • Step Team Louisiana State Champions 2007/2008
  • Step Team Florida Stompdown Champions 2007/2008
  • CGMS made AYP 2007/2008.



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