Superintendent's Office: Welcome
Welcome to Marietta City Schools (MCS), a system rich in tradition, yet future-focused and results-driven. At MCS we value and support academic achievement and literacy. We have implemented many new initiatives in response to the ever-changing opportunities and challenges of educating and preparing tomorrow's leaders.
Our difference is Excellence, and excellence means remaining focused on our mission "to prepare each of our students through academic achievement for college, career, and life success." We do this by developing curriculum and programs that meet and effectively serve the educational needs of all students, and fulfill the academic rigor demanded by Georgia's new Common Core
State Standards (CCSS).
In June 2008, Marietta City Schools became one of Georgia's first Charter Systems, and MCS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School district. On April 23, 2008, the school district became the first IB World School district in Georgia authorized to offer the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) for grades 6-10. With the addition of the IB Middle Years Program to the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) offered at Sawyer Road Elementary and the long-standing IB Diploma Program (DP) at Marietta High School, MCS is one of only a few school systems nationwide able to provide the full IB (K-12) continuum.
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S.News & World Report's annual list of the best high schools in the country, named Marietta High School (MHS) one of the best high schools in the nation. Of the 21,035 public high schools examined by U.S. News, the magazine named MHS a silver medal winner, and ranked the school 1,463 nationally and 27th in Georgia. More»
In 2013, The Washington Post ranked Marietta High School (MHS) among the nation's 1,900 top public high schools in its list of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.” Only 9 percent of the approximately 22,000 U.S. public high schools managed to earn placement on The Washington Post 2013 National High School Challenge Index. More»
Also in 2013, for the fourth consecutive year, Marietta High School (MHS) earned recognition as an Advanced Placement (AP) Honor School. MHS earned Georgia Department of Education recognition as an AP Access & Support School based on the results of 2011-2012 AP classes and exams. AP Access & Support Schools: Schools with 30% of AP test takers that are African-American or Hispanic and at least 30% of all AP exams scoring three or higher. More»
In April 2013, Marietta City Schools (MCS) earned continuing accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. In October 2007, Marietta City Schools earned initial district accreditation as a quality school system from SACS CASI. District Accreditation is valid for five years and is the highest level of accreditation that a school system can receive from the SACS CASI organization. More»
In January 2013, Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA) was named a Georgia Lighthouse School to Watch as part of a recognition program developed by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. MSGA is one of only 17 other Georgia Schools to receive this honor since the program’s inception in 2002. More»
On March 8, 2012, State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge announced that the Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA) had been designated as the first Georgia Department of Education Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) certified school.
Visit us soon. Marietta is a great place to live, and a visit to one of our elementary school Choice Academies, or our sixth grade, middle school or high school can best inform you about the innovative educational programs, well-disciplined and safe environments, highly qualified teachers and opportunities available for your child to achieve high standards.
Together we can make a difference. I look forward to meeting more of you, as I continue to reach out to our community throughout the year as we strive to become the school system of choice.
Emily Lembeck, Ed.D.