The mission of Schley County Schools is to develop productive, responsible young adults that accept nothing but excellence.


Welcome to Schley County Middle High School Schley County Middle/High School has been in existence for 23 years. SCMHS has a proud history of excellence. It all started when the school bond for the building of the new Schley County Middle/High School was voted on and passed by the citizens of Schley County on November 3, 1998. Construction was started in October 1999 and was completed in July 2000. The first classes in the new Schley County Middle/High School were conducted in August 2000. The addition of the new wing was started in September 2005 and was finished in March 2006. Mr. Robert Johnson Hill, a former Schley Countian and retired UGA professor, was the major financial contributor/donor to the building of the new wing. The new wing is named in honor of Mr. Hill's parents, Mervin Johnson Hill and Morris Crawford Hill.

Schley County Middle/High School is proud to house approximately 655 students in the current 2023-2024 school year.


Schley County Schools will be known for committed stakeholders who nurture and inspire excellence in all facets of students' lives.


  1. All students can and must learn.

  2. Team success is more important than individual wins.

  3. Relationships are the core work of education and life.

  4. Children need to understand the relevance of education and how learning impacts their lives.

  5. Students should have shared decision-making in regards to their learning.

  6. Knowledge is not a destination; it is a never-ending journey.

  7. The main purpose of education is to develop students' ability to think critically and integrate ideas, not just accumulate facts.

  8. Meaning is constructed, not prescribed.

  9. Students learn best when they are actively engaged.

  10. Success breeds success. Falling down is ok; staying down is not.

  11. Communication is the key to trust, and trust is essential for success.

  12. Students need the opportunity for real-life experiences to cement academic learning.

  13. True learning does not occur in isolation; it takes place everywhere and all the time.

  14. Work ethic and grit are essential components to excellence.