Coan Middle School

Coan Middle School
Sammye E. Coan Middle School
1550 Hosea Williams Drive
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
School type Public, Middle School
School district Atlanta Public Schools
Principal Tonya Saunders, EdD
Grades 6-8
Campus Suburban
Information 404-802-6600

Sammye E. Coan Middle School is a public middle school located in the Kirkwood (Atlanta), community in East Atlanta. The school is one of few in the Atlanta Public School system that is located in DeKalb County.


Mission statement

To develop successful students who are self-determined, resourceful, caring and knowledgeable.[1]


Sammye E. Coan Middle School was constructed in 1965 and dedicated in 1967 as the first middle school in the state of Georgia. The school was named after Sammye E. Coan, a graduate of Spelman College, who was a renowned educator and community activist in the City of Atlanta, and member of the Eta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She taught for several years at Bell Street Elementary School and served as a principal of E.P. Johnson and Wesley Avenue elementary schools.[1]


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