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Superintendent's Message

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Hello Eagles,


We are looking forward to the 2023-24 school year with great anticipation! As always, this school year, our goal is to provide educational opportunities and challenges for our students. We will prepare our students for whatever career path they choose. Our plan will be implemented through a strong curriculum, quality instruction, a positive school culture, effective stakeholder engagement, organizational effectiveness, and efficiency. These areas are the foundation of our school system’s new Strategic Plan. Our Strategic Plan will guide the work of the Mitchell County School System for the next five years.


We are excited about the progress of our students. Mitchell County High School graduated 97 seniors in May. Forty of the graduates (43% were eligible for the HOPE Scholarship). In ELA, every grade level (3-8) increased the percentage of students scoring on the Georgia Milestone Assessment.


We are constantly looking for ways to make our schools safer. This school year, the school board demonstrated our commitment to safety. All schools will implement an alert system that will quickly inform staff and, if needed, law enforcement to areas needing immediate assistance. This new system will be in addition to the safety measures already in place. Such as hardened entrances, clear bags, training of students and staff on how to react to threats, software to monitor electronic platforms, a see something say something policy, and finally, locked doors.


The Primary and Middle Schools have been renovated significantly during the past school year. The Primary School’s gym floor has been resurfaced and painted, the restrooms updated, and the halls freshly painted. The entire Middle School roof has been replaced, and the restrooms have been updated. The High School will start modernization this school year. This project will significantly update the overall appearance and functionality of the facility


I thank the Mitchell County School Board for their guidance and direction. Furthermore, to the citizens of Mitchell County, our goal is to provide world-class learning opportunities for our students. Let’s work together to benefit all our students and resolve concerns respectfully.


Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Superintendent.

 Rowland Cummings Ed.D.

Superintendent, Mitchell County Schools

Dr. Rowland Cummings,  MCSS Superintendent
Dr. Rowland Cummings has served as principal at Coffee County, was Assistant Principal at Lowndes County High School for seven years and was principal at Staley Middle School in Americus, GA. Dr. Cummings served in the United States Army for four years and the National Guard and Army Reserves for six years.
In his teaching career, Dr. Cummings has taught U.S. History, World History and Social Studies and has served as a head basketball coach and assistant football coach. Dr. Cummings received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Florida in 1986, where he had a football scholarship and was named to the All Academic South Eastern Conference Football Team in 1985. In 2000, he received his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Florida A&M University and in 2007 his Specialist Degree from Valdosta State University.  Dr. Cummings received his Doctorate Degree from NOVA Southeastern University in 2013.  




Dr. Rowland Cummings,   Superintendent of Mitchell County School System * 108 South Harney Street * Camilla, GA 31730 * (229) 321-7002