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1659 Highway 119 South . Guyton, GA 31312 P: 912.772.7001 . F: 912.772.7005


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  • Parents, please click the link below to participate in our School Climate Survey for the Georgia Department of Education.  Please complete this survey before Christmas!  Thank you!

    Parent School Climate Survey


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  • Do you need help in choosing the right Healthcare Plan for your family? 

    Let Bernard Health help you make the right choice!


    Bernard Health

    ECMS will be hosting a FREE Family Resource opportunity for parents/guardians to meet with a Benard Health expert advisor who can help you sign up for  a health plan that is right for your family!  

    Thursday, November 30th

    Drop in anytime between 9am-2pm

    ECMS Family Resource Room

    Special Parent Gift Bags for attendees!

    For more info, please contact Rehan McNeil, Family Engagement Specialist @ 

    912.772.7001 or

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  • yearbook

    Click the link below to order your yearbook online.   You may also send a check with your child to Mrs. Chick at ECMS for 40.00!



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  • Scheduling Clarification for 2016 - 2017


    We are pleased to introduce a 1st period literacy block for all ECMS students this school year.  During this 35 minute segment of time, our students will be engaged in reading high-interest, content-related texts.  We will now have a 7 period day, with "Library/Research Skills" representing our literacy block.  We are excited about the positive impact that this literacy focus will have on our Panthers!

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  • Student Achievement Requirements

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  • More about “Student Growth”…

    “Georgia is implementing the student growth percentile (SGP) methodology. SGPs describe the amount of growth a student has demonstrated relative to academically-similar students from across the state. Growth percentiles range from 1 to 99, with lower percentiles indicating lower academic growth and higher percentiles indicating higher academic growth. With SGPs, all students – regardless of their achievement level – have the opportunity to demonstrate all levels of growth.”

    -Copied from GaDOE website.  For more information go to:

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    Georgia’s new state-mandated set of standards for students, CCGPS (College and Career-Ready Georgia Performance Standards), provide a clear understanding of what students are expected to learn in Language Arts and Math from grades K – 12. This school year, Georgia will begin administering new assessments that reflect the CCGPS standards, and the results from these tests will be used to determine areas of students’ strengths and weaknesses. The difference between these new assessments and the former tests (CRCT) is that they include opened ended items as well as multiple choice questions enabling teachers to gain a better understanding of student progress from one grade level to the next. You will find more information regarding the new assessments by accessing the parent brochure at the following link:'s%2520Guide%255B4%255D.pdf? 

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    Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, the Effingham County School District will no longer mass print report cards and progress reports.  Parents will need to access the grade report information in one of two ways: 1) Via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal or 2) By requesting that hard copies of the grades be sent home upon each release of progress reports and report cards.  If you need access to the parent portal or need hard copies to be sent home due to a lack of internet service, please print out the ECMS Parent Portal Information Form, complete it, and return it to the school with your student.  Thank you!
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mission & vision


     The mission statement of the Effingham County School System and Effingham Middle School is to provide rigorous and relevant instruction in a safe environment to enable all students to obtain a high school diploma as a foundation for post secondary success.


     1.  We believe school staff, parents, students, and community working together to promote excellence in academics and character.

     2.  We believe differentiated learning opportunities provide for academic success.

     3.  We believe a safe and respectful environment promotes learning while enhancing positive relationships between students and staff.

     4.  We believe data should guide decision making and student learning..



    The vision of Effingham County Middle School is to

     Educate, Challenge, Motivate, and Succeed.

    A note from our Principal
    Whether this is your first or third year on the ECMS campus, I welcome your return to our school and look forward to working with each of you in order to provide the best possible learning environment for all of our students. I encourage all of you to become involved in our many programs such as fine arts, athletics, academics, and club activities. Read more
    New to the area?
    If you are new to the district, you may find these areas of our website to be helpful:
    • Newcomers - Get information about the area including utilities, county government, city and school resources.
    • Data Dashboard - Learn how Effingham County makes the grade by visiting our data reporting area, with links to district/school report cards as well as graduation rates and population statistics.