It is with great pride that I welcome you to Haralson County Middle
School for the 2017-2018 school year! It was eight years ago that I was
blessed with an opportunity to join HCMS. Although many people
discouraged me, I took a leap of faith and I have never regretted a
single second of that decision. It was truly an honor to serve as
assistant principal and an even greater honor to now serve as principal.
There is no other school family of which I would rather be a part of
During the past eight years, the
faculty, staff, and students of HCMS have worked tirelessly to create a
unified school culture and a unique identity. As a result of improved
practices, continued student support, and highly engaging experiences
for students, HCMS has transitioned from one of the most consistently
underperforming schools in Georgia to a school that has received
recognition at the state and national levels. HCMS has continued to
improve student achievement, decrease discipline rates, and develop a
school culture that is positive, supportive, and student-focused.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all HCMS
stakeholders once again for raising the bar. As a result of outstanding
performance and innovative practices, HCMS earned an overall CCRPI score
of 84.9, which is 13.4 points ABOVE the state average. For three years
in a row, HCMS has earned a significantly higher score than the state
average. In addition, HCMS 2016 CCRPI score was higher than every
Carroll County and Polk County Middle School. HCMS outscored Bremen
Middle School for a third year. There is no doubt that even greater
results will come with the 2017 CCRPI score.
certainly have a lot to be proud of at HCMS! As the principal, I could
not be more proud of the perseverance and commitment of the students,
staff, parents, and community. In the coming year, I challenge you all
to continue embracing change, mastering innovative practices, and
building upon our positive reputation as we strive to reach levels of
excellence that were once considered impossible.
Mrs. Jodi Cash
Principal, Haralson County Middle School