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Welcome to the East Jackson Middle School Website!

     At East Jackson Middle we serve approximately 570 students in 6th and 7th grade.  Our teachers are committed to providing students with remarkable experiences everyday and they are all in for all kids.   Students attending East Jackson Middle have many opportunities both during and after school.  We offer a variety of sports for our athletics as well as opportunities for students interested in the arts.  East Jackson Middle also has an active FFA club.

Parent involvement is important to our school and we welcome all volunteers.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact the school.


I am excited to be able to serve East Jackson Middle School and look forward to working with all students, parents, staff and community members.

I have spent 22 of my 28 years in education in Jackson County. I have served as teacher, coach, and assistant principal. Jackson County has been a great place to work and raise a family. It is a place committed to the success and welfare of all children.

East Jackson Middle School embodies that commitment. EJMS is filled with caring faculty and staff members and I am honored to serve with them as we strive to help all students succeed.




I enter the 2017-2018 school year with great anticipation, excitement, and expectation. Our faculty has a renewed vision and focus on meeting the needs of our students through an innovative scheduling model and a  purposeful plan to help our students make interdisciplinary connections.

In my 20 years at East Jackson Middle School, I have served as a teacher, reading and language arts department chair, instructional support teacher, instructional coach, and now assistant principal.

I am vested in this school and this community as a former Jackson County student myself, and now as a parent and educator. I can say in all honesty that I believe EJMS is a phenomenal school filled with quality teachers and amazing students!

Congratulations Mrs. Heather Wilbanks

Mrs. Heather Wilbanks grew up in Dahlonega, GA. She has been teaching for ten years, during which time her career has been split between Lumpkin County Middle School and East Jackson Middle School. The following quote drives her teaching: “A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love a learning.”- Brad Henry

She has experience teaching both math and language arts, but currently teaches math on the sixth grade Odyssey team. In December, she will graduate with her Education Specialist degree.



Address:  1880 Hoods Mill Road,
Commerce, GA  30529

Phone:  706-335-2083
FAX Number:  706-335-0935

School hours:  8:10 AM – 3:25 PM
(Doors open at 7:45 a.m.)

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