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


  • Student Achievement Requirements

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

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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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    The ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) of 1965 requires that parents of children in Title I schools be notified of how well their school is preparing its students for college and/or a career.  It also requires that Title I schools provide information regarding their designation status under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver.  Please see the attached links for the ECMS designation status information as well as the Effingham County School District as a whole: ECMS No School Designation Parent Notification  and FY15 District Letter No School Designation Notification.

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  • ECMS  Panther Activity Passes on sale now!  Each pass is $35.00.  This pass will allow you to attend all home games for all 
    home sporting events at ECMS (except playoff games).  It will also
    give free admission to the students for the homecoming
    social and prom.  If you are interested in purchasing a
    pass, contact Glenn Smith, Athletic Director room 814. 
    Thank you for your support of our student-athletes.
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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.