School Colors: Red and White
School Mascot: Braves
81% of DCSS schools are either outperforming or are on par with their peers across the state
About Merry Acres Middle School:
Merry Acres Middle School is involved in a number of educational programs to enhance learning. Merry Acres offers several tutorial programs for students. In-school tutoring takes place through the STAR Program and HB&B after school homework program. Merry Acres is school-wide Title I. Students also participate in the Academic Bowl, Math Counts, and weekly current events. Merry Acres serves as a pilot school for the Learn and Serve Program. The PREP program for seventh and eighth graders is a post-secondary readiness program. Soar To Success is a reading program sponsored by Proctor and Gamble for grades 6, 7, and 8.
Parents serve as volunteers for various activities as well as tutors. Parents also participate in the Parent-Teacher Organization. Parents, as well as community members, are invited to join Merry Acres Students of the Month for a special luncheon each month honoring exemplary students. Other community involvement occurs through the "Support Our School" program sponsored by Sears, JC Penney, and Publix.
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Accredited with Quality by the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC)
Partners in Excellence
Albany Technical College (Adult Ed)
ASU NASA Summer of Innovation
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
Wendy's (both Dawson Road locations)
Geraldine West-Hudley (At-Large)
Robert Youngblood (District 1)
Melissa Strother (District 4)