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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.
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Important Alert

UPDATE 9/17/2018 6:34 PM

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has delayed the nationwide test of the nationwide test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) to the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. FEMA will conduct an emergency test of IPAWS with a nationwide test text message being sent to all mobile phones at 2:18 p.m. and a radio and television alert being sent out at 2:20 p.m.

Remember, this is only a test of the system. In an actual national emergency, the message would include response instructions. We are sharing links to the FEMA IPAWS Fact Sheet flyer in English and Spanish.

FEMA IPAWS Fact Sheet (English)

Hoja informativa de IPAWS de FEMA (Espanol)

In the event of a local emergency, we will notify parents and guardians via our district website (www.camden.k12.ga.us), the Camden County Schools Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/camden.countyschools/), SchoolMessenger automated phone and email system, through K-Bay Radio Station 106.3, The Lighthouse Radio Station 89.3 and the Tribune and Georgian. Please ensure your contact information is current in Powerschool in order to receive our SchoolMessenger alerts. You can update your information any time by visiting Powerschool at https://psweb2.camden.k12.ga.us/public/.

 We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with you for school safety as we work to motivate, inspire and challenge the students of Camden County Schools. 


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

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

Dr. Heron
Dr. Heath Heron
Dr. Gay
Dr. Anne Gay
Teaching and Learning Specialist
Mrs. Armentrout
Mrs. Melissa Armentrout
Guidance Counselor

Student Handbook

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