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Welcome to Matilda Harris Elementary School
Dr. Heath Heron, Principal

Home of the Jaguars, Matilda Harris Elementary School (MHES) is named after Matilda Tompkins (Ann) Harris.  Matilda Harris was the first female African American teacher in Camden County who began her 60 year educational career in 1871.  Admired for her personal qualities and her leadership abilities, the General Assembly of the State of Georgia designated the Camden County Training School as the Matilda Harris Elementary School on February 18, 1964.


April Calendar 

April 9 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast - 8:00 a.m.
April 15
- Papa John's Pizza Night
April 21-25
- CRCT Testing
April 29
- MHES Night at IHOP
April 30
- Progress Reports

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Vision, Mission, Beliefs
  • Mission
    We recognize and accept students as individuals and provide a quality learning environment to help prepare them to be productive, responsible citizens.
  • Vision
    The faculty and staff of Matilda Harris Elementary encourage and motivate all students to be successful, lifelong learners.
  • We Believe:
    1. Education is the shared responsibility of the school system, the students, parents, and community.
    2. Every child deserves a safe and nurturing environment.
    3. Highly effective and qualified personnel are essential for student achievement.
    4. Differentiated instruction is vital to meeting the needs of all students.
    5. Cultural diversity enriches the school environment.   
Curriculum Links
We are still collecting old printer cartridges and old cell phones!  We are using them to purchase scan converters for the teachers.   Send them to the media center, and we'll be glad to take them!