20-21 Calendar

Irwin County Middle School - A Title I Schoolwide School

Principal's Message

Education is a process whereby parents and teachers must work together if maximum growth is to occur. Open communication must be achieved and maintained.  The faculty and staff understand the importance of open communication, and encourage parents to be actively involved with their child.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or come by the school.  We at ICMS take pride in our students and wish them the best in all their endeavors.

  • Grades 6 – 8
  • ICMS has a student body of approximately 400 students with a faculty and staff of 65, one principal, two assistant principals, and a curriculum director. The high school guidance department also serves the middle school students.
  • Staff planning focuses on technology and the implementation of current educational standards.
  • A balanced academic and vocational curriculum affords excellent programs of study for all students.
  • In addition to the rigorous state curriculum, all students receive additional academic instruction daily through the Enrichment/Extended Learning block.
  • The school occupies a facility that is completely equipped with technology and appropriate software.


Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, language, veteran status, genetic information, or national origin (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964); sex (Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972 and Title II of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1984); or disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and American Disabilities Act (ADA), P.L. 101336) in educational programs or activities receiving federal assistance and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Employees, students and the general public are hereby notified that the Irwin County Board of Education does not discriminate in any educational program or activities or in employment policies.  The Irwin County Board of Education prohibits retaliation against individuals who oppose this policy or file any complaint.

State law prohibits discrimination based on gender in athletic programs of local school systems (Equity in Sports Acts, O.C.G.A. § 20-2-315). Students are hereby notified that Irwin County local school system does not discriminate on the basis of gender in its athletic programs. The sports equity coordinator for this school system is: Kerry Billingsley, 210 North Apple Street, Ocilla, GA 31774 or call (229)-468-7485. Inquiries or complaints concerning sports equity in this school system may be submitted to the sports equity coordinator.

The following individuals have been designated as the employees responsible for coordinating the system’s effort to implement this nondiscrimination policy.

Title VI-B
Section 504
Tammy Sellers
Title IX
Homeless Liaison
Sports Equity
Kerry Billingsley
Title II Heather Purvis
Title I Jessica Sirmans

All career and technical education programs follow the system’s policies of nondiscrimination of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in all programs, services, activities, and employment. IN addition, arrangements can be made to assure that the lack of English proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title II, TitleVI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA, and Career and Technical Education to the policies and practices of the board may be addressed to the Irwin County Board of Education, P.O. Box 225, Ocilla Georgia 31774, to the Regional Office for Civil Rights, Atlanta, Georgia 30323; or to the Director, Office of Civil Rights, Education Department, Washington, D.C. 20201.

Toll-Free School Safety Hotline

The 1-877-SAY-STOP toll-free hotline was created by the Georgia Department of Education. Students can anonymously report anyone who has a weapon, has threatened to bring a weapon to school, or has violated any other school safety rules. The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; after 5 p.m. all calls will be forwarded to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Callers will not be asked to reveal their identities. Make the call; you can make a difference!