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Home of the Bobcats and one of only four Georgia STEM Certified Middle Schools, St. Marys Middle School (SMMS) is known for our exemplar history of academics, extracurricular programs and community involvement. With an average enrollment of 1040 6th -8th grade students, SMMS uses project based learning and hands on experiences to fully prepare our students to be capable, productive citizens. 


SMMS will ensure educational excellence in a safe and nurturing environment to prepare students for success in rigorous high school courses and ultimately, for graduation, transition to college, technical training or the workplace in order to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

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                                                     Choose wisely
                                                     Act responsibly
                                                     Take ownership
                                                     Show respect


Vaccination Info

Important Notice for Parents/Guardians of Rising 7th Grade Students

All students born on or after January 1, 2002 and entering or transferring into 7th grade need proof of an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster immunization (called “Tdap”). Proof of Tdap immunization must be documented on the Georgia immunization certificate (Form 3231).

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St. Marys Middle School uses Math and Literacy Design Collaborative and Problem Based Learning to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) components in all curriculum areas. Visit our STEM website  to learn more about this powerful initiative at SMMS. 

St. Marys Middle School
205 Martha Drive
St. Marys, GA 31558
Phone: 912-882-8626

Dr. McManigal
Dr. Angela McManigal

6th Grade Assistant Principal
Dr. Malcolm Fuller

Dr. Dougherty  
7th Grade Assistant Principal
Dr. Leigh Dougherty

Mr. Wise
8th Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Grant Wise

Student Handbook


Top Niche 2020

Title I badge Dec 2019


Around Our School

St. Marys Middle School One Read Kick-Off


Temporary positions are available for a tutor with certification or a pass rate on GACE.  Interested candidates should contact the principal, Dr. Angela McManigal, directly for details.  Dr. McManigal shall be contacted at 912-882-8626 or AMcManigal@camden.k12.ga.us.

Bobcat of the week

Bobcat of the Week
Mrs. Groomes

The Junior Beta Club at St. Marys Middle School participated in the annual
Kiwanis Club Thanksgiving Food Drive by collecting can items and non-perishable food items. SMMS students and staff donated more than 2,000 items during this two week challenge!  The top homerooms in each grade level were Mrs. Groomes in 6
th grade, Mrs. Mercier in 7th grade and Ms. Bosworth in 8th grade!
A huge thank you goes out to all the families who donated items
to help provide for our community. Way to go SMMS!

  Junior Beta Food Drive  Junior Beta Food Drive
  Junior Beta Food Drive  Junior Beta Food Drive

SMMS would like to congratulate the following students as the SMMS CoastFest Art Show winners.
6th grade
1st place - Sara Tondreau
2nd place - Ashlyn Munro
3rd place - Hadelyn Shaw

7th grade
1st place - Teegan Aldridge
2nd place - Sofia Morente
3rd place - Elisa Owens

8th grade
1st place - Allegra Eldridge
2nd place - Brooke Moore
3rd place - Grase Rose

Best of Show goes to Kayden Grimm for her sea turtle artwork.
SMMS CoastFest

Letter from Principal, Dr. McManigal,
concerning Parents' Right to Know
Professional Qualifications of
Teachers and Paraprofessionals


The SMMS choir performed alongside the Camden County High School choral groups last night as a first-time event.  Our students were led by Mrs. Lucie Tracy, and all did an amazing job.  Chorus is one of the new Connections courses this year at SMMS!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Choir Concert