Award Year: 2016

Midway Elementary School

3244 Midway Church Road
Blackshear, GA, 31516-7544

(912) 807-0084

Dr. Walker L. Todd, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Pierce County Board of Education

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Midway Elementary School will make every student successful by maximizing student potential for learning.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 87%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Making Excellence Standard at Midway Elementary School

Making Excellence Standard at Midway Elementary School

Midway Elementary School (MES) rises from the farmlands and planted timber in Southeast Blackshear, Georgia. Midway students strive at "Making Excellence Standard" and come from diverse backgrounds to create a school culture of high achievement. The school creates an environment for students to engage in activities where they showcase knowledge, skills, and remarkable confidence. Students participate in Extended Learning Time, school and regional Science Fair, Battle of the Books, Spelling Bee, Academic Quiz Bowl, and Technology Fair. Combining research based strategies, technology, and data analysis, Midway Elementary educators verify all students are striving towards excellence and receiving appropriate and exceptional differentiated instruction through gifted classes, special education services, and support opportunities. As a community, parents and stakeholders have a vibrant relationship evident by the participation in the annual Open House, ESOL Night, Testing Night, Curriculum Night, and Lunch and Learn sessions where all partners remain informed and have a vital voice. Teachers create lasting, positive, and encouraging relationships with each child and understand the importance of united traditions by working together to achieve success. With the development of strong parent and community partnerships, Midway Elementary creates diverse learning opportunities through standards-based instruction and research-based teaching practices in order to make every student successful by maximizing student potential for learning. Midway Elementary School's can-do spirit exudes in this small country school, where nothing is small about the determination to make excellence standard.