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Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School

Dekalb County Schools

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Summer programs '24
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Latest News

Rising 6th Grade Scholars and Parent Meeting
2024 Georgia Milestones Letter
Georgia law, as amended by the A+ Education Reform Act of 2000, requires that all students in Grades 3-8 take the Georgia Milestones: End of Grade (EOG) in the content areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics. In addition, students in grade 8 will take Science and Social Studies. To view the full letter in its entirety, please click HERE.
2024 Georgia Milestone schedule
  1. Limit evening activities prior to testing so that adequate time is provided for rest.
  2. Discuss the importance of testing with your son/daughter.
  3. Provide two #2 pencils daily.
  4. Provide a nutritious breakfast.
  5. Ensure your child is present and on time each morning. If possible, please avoid scheduling doctor/dentist appointments during the testing period.
  6. If an issue arises that may impact your child's performance, please contact a school counselor.
Girls Empowering Movement (GEM) program
Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School in Dekalb County was one of 47 schools in Georgia selected to participate in the inaugural year of the Girls Empowering Movement (GEM) program. Physical education teacher, Sherry Griffith took on the role of GEM Adult Facilitator while navigating the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic in the classroom, “In my first year, the students were virtual and I had one 6th grader in my class (face to face) that became a GEM Ambassador Leader. She was like a teacher to the other students. I began to realize that the title meant so much to the girls. They put on a new name and identity – like a superhero.” 
In its second year of the program (2022-2023), Bethune had grown to become the largest GEM site with 50 girls participating in the program.   
To read the full article, click Here.
Chromebook Sign Up
Parents: Sign the Chromebook User Agreement so your scholar may receive a DCSD Chromebook. Also, it is advised to purchase insurance in the event your DCSD Chromebook is lost or stolen.

Mission & Vision

The vision of the DeKalb County School District is to inspire our community of learners to achieve educational excellence. Our mission is to ensure student success, leading to higher education, work, and life-long learning. We are making this vision and mission a reality – every day, in every classroom throughout the District.

Through community forums, focus groups, listening sessions, and more, we have engaged our stakeholders, refined our objectives, honed our procedures, and formulated a robust, highly-structured yet agile and adaptive strategic plan. We are pleased with the progress we have made thus far, and excited about the future – of our District, our community, and, most importantly, the 100,000+ students who daily bring to us their limitless potential.

The District has created performance measures, targets, and initiatives to ensure success in each goal area. A monitoring and data collection process has been developed, and rigorous progress check procedures have been implemented. At the local level, on-going training sessions are offered to all principals in order to support the work of aligning, refining, monitoring, and evaluating the continuous improvement efforts of each individual school.

As a community of learners, we are committed to excellence in everything we do – within the classroom and throughout the District. This continuous improvement process permeates each aspect of our Strategic Plan, and we are honored to partner with you to make it a reality for all.