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High School Graduation Rate


District-Wide Student to Teacher Ratio


Dual/ AP College Credit Courses

"Band of Champions!"

Indoor Percussion Team

District Champions!

Boys & Girls Track Teams

5A North State Champ

Lady Falcons Track Team


Licensed Teachers


Teachers with 3 or more years experience (average)


Dr. Stanley K. Ellis, Superintendent

The primary aim of the American Public Educational System is to teach one to think strategically and critically. We must act with a sense or urgency.

- Dr. Stanley K. Ellis, Superintendent

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Ensuring that we meet MDE’s accountability standards to give every student the best education possible. Key responsibilities include leading six departments: Counselors, Federal Programs, MS Student Information System (MSIS), Special Programs, Testing and Professional Development.

- Mrs. Shernise Wilson, Assistant Superintendent


It is important that we exhaust every avenue of education so students of CMSD can create a way of life for themselves and generations to come.

- Mr. Craig Chapman, Assistant Superintendent

M. Andrews

Ensuring and witnessing the youth of my own community gain an education that leads he or she to the highest level of their potential.

- Dr. Marlon Andrews (CHS)

K. Lathan

I love when a student makes that connection, whenever that lightbulb goes off. That's what drives me.

- Ms. Kimberly Lathan (CMS)

T. Weddle

To work collaboratively with students, staff, and families to create a positive school culture.

- Ms. Tiffiney Weddle (CES)

M. Ewing-Johnson

I want our students to succeed, so our community can thrive!

- Mrs. Monte Ewing-Johnson (FES)

J. Smith

Watching the process of learning through students and adults. It's a rewarding feeling to build relationships with students that last a lifetime.

- Mr. Jeffrey Smith (FA)

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My goal is to build relationships with my staff and students that empowers them to excel.

- Mrs. Freda Dismukes (SES)

T. Jennings

I love to see students entering school with a smile. To see students' love for education is what makes this profession worthwhile.

- Dr. Tanesha Jennings (SBES)

Dr. M. Robinson

Supporting my faculty and staff by giving them what they need to change our students' lives one child at a time.

- Dr. Melinda Robinson (USA)

James Rush

All students have the ability to learn; we just have to give them what they need to grow.

- Mr. James Rush (MTC)


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