About The School
Generating Excellence: One Team-One Goal
Atkinson County Middle School is the BRIDGE (Building Relationships, Integrity, Dedication, Growth, Excellence) where Commitment Meets Success, where all students meet or exceed the benchmarks set by the state, and where students are prepared for life challenges.
Atkinson County Middle School
ACMS is a Title 1 School located directly outside the city limits of Pearson, Georgia in rural South Georgia in Atkinson County. The city of Pearson has a population of 2,083. The socioeconomic status is very diverse in the population of our community. The average income per household for the citizens of Pearson, GA is under the state average. According to the 2016 U.S. Census, the median household income of Pearson residents was under $23,911.
Atkinson County Middle School has been in existence for a short time. In the past, elementary schools housed PreK through 7 grades, and the high school was the home to students 8th through 12th grade. In August 2010, Atkinson County Middle School opened its doors for the first time. Elementary 6th and 7th-grade students joined together with the 8th-grade students from the high school to emerge into a true middle school setting.
The building currently in use was the 8th-grade wing of the Atkinson County High School prior to the implementation of ACMS. The year before the opening of the Atkinson County Middle School, further construction took place to finish the empty wing which was a shell that was used as storage. Atkinson County Middle School shares the same campus as the Atkinson County High School. ACMS consists of two wings which are separated from ACHS by a hallway, a library, and administrative offices.