Full-time Student Resource Officers (law enforcement officers) will be on duty at all elementary schools. Officers were already in place at the middle and high schools.
7th in Georgia on the CCRPI
5-Star School Climate Rating
Georgia School Board Association Distinguished Designation
A Georgia Department of Education REACH Scholar School System
A full-time Student Resource Officer was hired for Pierce County Middle School.
Blackshear Elementary School
Blackshear Elementary School is a Title I Highest Performing Reward School. The school has been a Title I High Progress Reward School for two consecutive years. BES earned a 5-Star School Climate Rating over the past three years. BES had the district and RESA winner for the Young Georgia Authors program. Parker Conley placed 1st in the state technology fair.
BES offers Battle of the Books, Quiz Bowl Competitions, Science Fair, Young GA Authors, Junior Beta, Technology Fair, Quick Think Competition, and various field trips. BES rewards students for positive behavior on a regular basis. Staff members welcome the Pierce County Community to Bingo and a variety of parent and family engagement opportunities throughout the year.
Midway Elementary School
Midway Elementary School was named a Title I Highest Performing Reward School (A Highest Performing Reward School is among the top 5 percent of the State’s Title I schools with the absolute highest performance over three years for the “All Students” group on the State-wide assessments. MES is also a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.
Here are other points of pride:
- MES has an active School Garden supported by local businesses in the community, received several grants through applications, and funding through national support via Donors Choose
- Regional Science Fair winners for 4th and 5th grades
- 2017-18 Battle of the Books 5th-grade overall 1st place at the regional competition
- BETA - created a blessing box to impact and connect with the community
Patterson Elementary School
- 2018 Title I Highest Performing Reward School
- National Blue Ribbon School
- 2017 CCRPI – 95
- School Letter Grade - A
- Title I Highest Performing Reward School (5 Consecutive Years)
- School Climate 5-Star Rating
- 2017 Georgia Milestones Assessment – Ranked 9th in the State in Math
- SchoolDigger ranks Patterson Elementary School 123rd of 1,205 Georgia public elementary schools
Pierce County Middle School
PCMS was named a 2018 Title I Highest Performing Reward School. PCMS provides an exciting atmosphere for students. Students begin their day with live morning announcements. PCMS students participate in escape rooms, culinary classes, tech fair competitions, iRead campaigns, and a Teen Maze.
PCMS offers a variety of clubs including FBLA, FCA, Jr. FFA, Jr. Beta, 4-H, Student Council, Film Club, and Art Club.
2017 GA Milestones Spring EOG
Proficient and Above
||Grade 6 ELA
||Grade 6 Math
||Grade 7 ELA
||Grade 7 Math
||Grade 8 ELA
||Grade 8 Math
||Grade 8 Science
||Grade 8 Social Studies
PCMS had a successful season in athletics. There were a total of 10 championships and 3 runner-ups!
PMCS 2017-18 Fall/Winter Sports Championships
Boys' Cross Country
8th Grade Girls' Basketball (16-0)
6/7th Grade Boys' Basketball ( 7-3)
6/7th Grade Girls' Basketball (7-3)
2018 Spring Sports Championships
Boys' Tennis (11-0)
Boys' Golf (6-0)
Girls' Golf (5-0- 1)
Boys' Soccer (8-3)
Pierce County High School
Dara Bennett was selected as the Principal of the Year for the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals.
The district broke ground on the new replacement high school! The new high school is set to open during the summer of 2019.
PCHS placed 3rd in the nation for the best overall program on the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Network
Competition Cheerleaders, 3rd consecutive year
Boys Track: Pole Vault, Ty Foreman
FBLA State Leadership Conference: Impromptu Speaking, Mya Curry
BETA: Technology, Chandler Watson
BETA: English/Language Arts, Sage Young
State Runner Ups:
Wrestling, Todd Carter (Individual RU)
Wrestling, Dalton Malone (Individual RU)
Girls Cross Country
Region Runner Ups:
Superiors: Drum Major, Percussion, Colorguard, Dance, and Band.
Best in Show General Effect and Best in Show Marching and Maneuvering.
Class 3A 1st Place: Drum Major, Dance Line, Color guard, and 1ST Place Band.
In the Maroon Division: 2nd Place Dance Line, 2nd Place Drum Major, and 3rd Place Band. 3rd Place Overall in Competition.
1st place AAA division.
Battle on the Border
Superiors: Colorguard, Majorettes, Dance line, Percussion, Drum major, and Band.
Best in 2A: Drum major, Dance line, Colorguard, and Band. 3rd Place Overall in Competition
First place AAA division.
Sound of Gold
Superiors: Color Guard, Drum Major, Pit, Percussion, and Band.
Best in 3A: Dance. 2nd Place Overall in Competition (out of 17 bands).
First place AAA division .
Straight Superiors at GMEA Band festival at Wayne County HS.
Superior Band and Jazz band at Music Showcase Festival at Pigeon Forge, TN.
1st Place Symphonic Band Class AA
1st Place Jazz Ensemble
Outstanding soloist to Will Martinez
Outstanding soloist to Jackson Newton
Outstanding baritone section
Business & Technology
81 out of 138 students passed MOS Test in Microsoft Word, Excel, & PowerPoint=58.7% of students passed.
21 Business & Technology Pathway Completers
CTAE Awards & Accomplishments
92% EOPA Pass Rate—CNA
18 Students completed the Computer Programming Pathway for the 1st time
100% pass on EOPA; 29 students completed the Teaching as a Profession Pathway
5th Place Accounting I, Mina Hendrix
State degree earned by Emma Tyre and Autumn Bowen
One Act - Region 2 AAA Winner, Best Actress - Claire Naylor, Best Actor - Collin Hendley, All-Star Cast - JoHannah James & Camden Jewell
All-State Chorus Participant - Isabelle Hall
GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluations - Pierce County singers received an overall Superior rating on performance and superior for sight-reading
Bella Voce (Our advanced choral ensemble) received an overall Superior rating on performance and superior on sight-reading
Literary Team Region - 2nd place overall at region; 1st place winners, Claire Naylor - Humorous Interpretation, JoHannah James & Tristin Thompson - Duo Interpretation and Collin Hendley - Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
Literary Team at State - Claire Naylor 3rd place - Humorous Interpretation, JoHannah James and Tristin Thompson 4th place - Duo Interpretation