Parents, Please refer to THIS LINK to access your student(s)' teacher(s)' learning checklist. While on the page, click on the teacher's name, and use the daily checklist provided to keep your students on track.  Your student should be receiving detailed instructions from their teacher’s webpage, Google Classroom, Nearpod, or other resource. If your child does not have internet access to a device in order to complete the assignments, please email the teacher directly so that an alternate assignment may be given.

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  • Parents' Guide to Google Classroom

    Parents: Please use the following presentation to help you navigate Google Classroom with your children.


    Parents' Guide to Google Classroom

    parents' guide to google classroom

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  • The Georgia Department of Public Health released the following information regarding state preparations for COVID-19 (Corona Virus):



    DPH will continue to update Georgians through their website:



    The CDC will provide updates at:

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  •         Survey

    Dear Parent/ Guardian,

    Research indicates that schools with positive school climate rating have better test scores and higher graduation rates. School climate refers to the quality and character of school life. The first step to improving school climate is to measure and analyze it with a school climate survey. The Georgia Department of Education is a national leader in the collection and analysis of school climate data through the implementation of its annual parent survey. This survey is anonymous and administered statewide. Your opinion is very important to us, and should only take a few minutes and can be completed on your smartphone, tablet, or any computer device. Your participation is so important to us. The more participants we have, the better calculation of our school climate star rating.

     Georgia Parent Survey:

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  • Spring Testing Information

    End-of Grade (EOG) GMAS Dates

    April 21 - ELA (6th - 8th grades)

    April 22 - ELA (6th - 8th grades)

    April 23 - Math (6th - 8th grades)

    April 24 - Math (6th - 8th grades)

    April 28 - Science (8th grade)

    April 29 - Social Studies (8th grade)


    End-of Grade GMAS Practice Test Tutorial

    End-of-Grade GMAS Practice Test


    End-of Course (EOC) GMAS Dates

    April 30 - Algebra 

    May 5 - Physical Science


    End-of Course GMAS Practice Test Tutorial

    End-of-Course GMAS Practice Test


    Local End-of Course Test (LEOCT) Dates

     May 6 - Basic Agriculture 

    May 7 - Spanish I

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  • Right to Know Professional Qualifications of Teachers and Professionals

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    Boxtops for Education is changing the way schools can earn money! No more cutting those little tops!  All you have to do is download the BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION app from the app store, sign up for an account (you can use your facebook acct), put on 31312 and pick EFFINGHAM COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL, then every time you go shopping scan your receipt and our library earn 10 cents for every item with a box top. You can scan receipts up to 14 days. It is pretty easy! We earn a check twice a year and we use that to buy books for our media center!


    Boxtops                        BOXTOPS APP

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  • Parents' Right to Know

    Parents may request the following information regarding teacher qualifications as required by the "Every Student Succeeds" Act:  Information regarding their student's classroom teacher's certificate or credentials and/or college major and graduate degree information.  Parents may also request information regarding the licensing and training of paraprofessionals.   Requests may be made in writing to the school principal or Mrs. Susan Hartzog, Director of Human Resources, Effingham BOE, 405 North Ash Street, Springfield, GA  31329.

    To view Spanish version, click Parents tab/Documents.

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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.