About Us

Matilda Harris

Welcome to Matilda Harris Elementary

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.


The faculty and staff of Matilda Harris Elementary encourage and motivate all students to be successful, lifelong learners.

We recognize and accept students as individuals and provide a quality learning environment to prepare them to become productive, responsible citizens.


1. Education is the shared responsibility of the school system, the students, the parents, and the community.
2. Every child deserves a safe and nurturing learning environment.
3. Highly effective and qualified personnel are essential for student achievement.
4. Differentiated instruction is vital to meeting the needs of all
5. Cultural diversity enriches the school environment.

Matilda Harris Elementary
1100 Lake Boulevard
Kingsland, GA 31548
Phone: (912) 729-2940

School Hours:
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Sykora Cobb
Mrs. Sykora Cobb

James Workman
Mr. James Workman

Teaching & Learning Specialist

Mrs. Armentrout
Mrs. Melissa Armentrout
Guidance Counselor

Student Handbook

Behavior Expectations

ractice Safety
Act Responsibly
Work Toward Success
Show Respect 

GA Title1 Distinguished School


Character Traits of the Month

The Big 3

Treat Others Right
 Make Smart Decisions
Maximize Your Potential