Lithonia Middle School
Lithonia Middle School opened its doors in August 2003, residing in a facility that was the heart of Lithonia for decades. The school is located in the fully renovated building that housed Lithonia High School until October of 2002. The school retains the traditional mascot of the “Bulldog,” and the colors are black and gold. We continue to foster the tradition of excellence and extraordinary community service.
The mission of Lithonia Middle School is to provide a safe learning environment that empowers students with effective tools to be respectful and responsible citizens while fostering continuous learning.
The vision of Lithonia Middle School is to achieve academic excellence through quality instruction, student accountability, and community involvement, while empowering future leaders.
Lithonia Middle School had an outstanding season in sports this year. The football team completed the season with a 7-2 record, going undefeated in their region. They made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs.
The track team also had an awesome season with the girls placing second in the track finals. They are the Dekalb County runner ups. The boys' team placed fifth. LMS placed first in the Sprint Medley Relay and our student ,Rasunek Tyler-Thompson had a record breaking time of 11.92 in the 100 meter dash.
The basketball season was very successful because our boys' team record was 15-2. The girls' team finished the season with a record of 6-8.
The band under the direction of Mr. Corey Bostic participated in the Lithonia High School Cluster Band. Half of the participants were from Lithonia Middle School and our students did extremely well. The band also participated in the Dekalb Marching Festival and received a superior rating.
The Lithonia Middle School Mixed Chorus is made up of talented and dedicated students from sixth, seventh and eigth grades. Throughout each school year the chorus performs for senior living facilities, local churches, and community events including the annual performance at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta.
The chorus has consistently received Superior Ratings in both Performance and Sight-Reading in Large Group Performance Evaluations sponsord by the Georgia Music Educators Association.
This school year Adeyemi Attobra was selected as a member of the Georgia All-State Chorus which is an extreme honor for students in choral music. Adeyemi auditioned and was selected from many students all over the state of Georgia to be a memeber of this 250 voice choir of middle schoolers throughout the state.
Young Ladies of Distinction (YLOD) and sponsor Mrs. Payne did several initiatives including the Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser, Anti-Bullying Campaign, Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign and Veteran's Recognition. The ladies were the ambassadors for Career Day and did a wonderful job escorting the presenters.
Mrs. Gersinta Payne served as Teacher of the Year. Dr.Teresca Lemon was Support Personnel of the Year.