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



  • ECMS Annual Title I Meeting

    Thursday, October 15th @ 9am & 6pm


    All ECMS parents are invited to the Annual Title I Meeting taking place in the

    ECMS Cafeteria on Thursday, October 15th. The purpose of this meeting is for parents

    to receive information regarding ECMS’s involvement with the Title I program and

    receive the completed 2015-16 School Compact and Parental Involvement Policy.

    For your convenience, this meeting is being held at 9am and again at 6pm. 

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  • FFA is currently holding its annual fruit sale which funds our chapter meetings, state convention trip, competitions and member banquet. If you are interested in ordering please contact any FFA member. Email kbrophy@effingham.k12.ga.us, or call 772.7001. Thank you for your support!


    Additionally, there is an online ordering option to make it even easier to order. Go to


    Click “Order Now”

    Enter the code 477528

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    Tuesday, August 25th @ 5:30pm

    ECMS Media Center


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  • Panther Parents will meet the first Thursday of every month at 4pm in the Parent Resource room.

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  • The media center is selling spirit shirts as a fundraiser. Both shirts will be available to buy or order in both long and short sleeves.  Short sleeved shirts will be $12.00 each and long sleeved will be $15.00 each!
    Shirts can be purchased during open house, or you can contact the media center to place an order.
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  • Parents:  Please help ECMS by providing feedback on our 2014-15 End of Year Survey (access survey using the following link).  Simply print out the survey, complete, and return to ECMS Parent Liaison, Mariella Manhatton.  Thank you!

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  • Preliminary information about next year's team can be found on the cheerleading page under the athletics tab.  Officials applications will be given out in February.   Physicals needed prior to tryouts. 
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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: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Student-Growth-Model.aspx

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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:


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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.