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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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GA Title1 Distinguished School

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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