"Nothing Less than Your Best"

                               HOME OF THE
                           DILLON WILDCATS!

1803 Joan Drive
Dillon, S.C. 29536            
(843)774-1212 phone        
(843)841-3616 fax            
Mr. Rodney Cook, Principal  
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

The spring semester is off to a great start! This portion of the school year is always very busy with a whole host of activities, including parent night, state testing, chorus and band concerts, and student incentives (and a whole bunch more!). The pace in the classroom is also very quick this time of the year, so please encourage your students to stay on top of their assignments and responsibilities so they do not fall behind.

We are very proud of our students’ hard work and diligence during our final round of MAP testing. This information allows us to see how much our students have grown since the fall and assists in placement for next school year.

All Dillon District Four schools will be closed April 2-6 for Spring Break. We hope our staff, students, and families take this time to refresh and recharge before we head into the end-of-the year sprint.

When we return from break, we will have a couple of weeks before we begin our state assessments. In terms of testing, our sixth through eighth grade students will once again take the SC READY state assessment in ELA and math. Our sixth and eighth grade students will take the SCPASS state assessment in science and our seventh grade students will take the SCPASS state assessment in social studies.

Encourage your child to give his/her personal best on the tests. Students should be at school daily and on time. Research has shown that students score better when they take the test with their peers. Help us help your child be as successful as his/her potential. The testing schedule is as follows:
ELA (Writing & Reading)                     Mathematics
April 24- ELA Session 1                       April 26
April 25- ELA Session 2

Science                                                         Social Studies
May 9 (Grades 6 & 8)                             May 10 (Grade 7)

We look forward to a strong end to a great school year. While there is still much to accomplish, we are confident DMS will continue to thrive, knowing that the success of our students would not be possible without the dedication and care of a supportive staff and community.

Thank you for being committed to excellence!

If you have questions or comments, please contact us at 843-774-1212.

Mr. Rodney Cook, Principal                      
Dr. Walter Jackson, Assistant Principal                 
Mr. Michael McRae, Assistant Principal    


Mission Statement:
The mission of Dillon Middle School is to involve students, parents, faculty, and community in the promotion of lifelong learning, by providing a meaningful, innovative educational experience, while requiring a respectful and safe atmosphere, so that as productive members of society learners may achieve their maximum potential.

Statement of Beliefs:
We believe that:

  • All individuals have value
  • Everyone can contribute
  • Respect for each other is necessary for learning
  • The family is the foundation of society
  • Learning is a life-long process
  • Individuals are accountable for their actions
  • Individuals have the potential to achieve success through effort

    **Important Dates to Remember** 
May 28.....................................Memorial Day Holiday
May 30.....................................Half Day for Students
May 31.....................................Half Day for Students
June 4......................................Report Cards Mailed


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Dillon Middle School Chorus Students 
Bring Home a "Superior" Rating 
at the Carowinds Festival of Music

Dillon Middle School Chorus participated in the Carowinds Festival of Music.  At the Festival of Music, Mr. Fleetwood and his chorus members had a special opportunity to perform in the unique on-site venues at Carowinds. Under the guidance of Winthrop University Emeritus Professor of Music/Director of Bands, Dr. William F. Malambri, nationally known adjudicators evaluated and critiqued each ensemble's performance.  The Dillon Middle School Chorus received a rating of “Superior” at the Carowinds Festival of Music.  This is the highest rating given out at the festival.  We are very proud of our chorus students and Mr. Fleetwood for all of their hard work and dedication to our chorus program.