"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 DMS Family,

The faculty, staff, and administration welcome you and your child to Dillon Middle School. It is our sincere hope that you will find this year challenging, exciting, and rewarding. Your success in this school will depend on the development of effective study habits, perceptive listening skills, and the practice of regular attendance.

The goal of Dillon Middle School is for each student to achieve his/her greatest potential. To reach this goal, there must be a cooperative effort on the part of students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community. We urge your cooperation in this venture and assure you that the results will be well worth the effort.

It is generally recognized that participation in school activities increases one’s academic success. For this reason, all of us at Dillon Middle School encourage you to become involved in the wide variety of activities that will occur this year. Participation in school activities generates a sense of loyalty and pride. Remember this is YOUR school. Plan to attend extracurricular events and show your school spirit.

Again, we welcome you to Dillon Middle School where we expect “Nothing Less Than the Best”.  Here’s to an AWESOME school year as we work together to make our school a great place to work and learn each day! 

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

Mr. Rodney Cook, Principal                      
Dr. Walter Jackson, Assistant Principal                 
Dr. 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** 
September 19..........................Progress Reports
September 20..........................Parent Night 6:00
September 21..........................Teacher Workday
October 23..............................45th Day
October 25..............................Parent Conferences
                                             4 PM-7 PM
October 26..............................Teacher Workday
October 30..............................Report Cards


                      TEACHER WEB PAGES   


Ms. Jacqueline Smith 
Named Dillon Middle School
                              Teacher of the Year


Ms. Jacqueline Smith has been selected as Teacher of the Year at Dillon Middle School. 


Ms. Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Johnson C. Smith University.  She continued her educational journey by acquiring a Master of Education degree from Cambridge College and obtained her Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  Ms. Smith continued to further her educational experiences and earned an add-on endorsement to her certificate in Gifted and Talented. Ms. Smith has twenty-six years of teaching experience and is currently a seventh-grade English Language Arts teacher at Dillon Middle School.


Ms. Smith devotes a lot of time helping students after school and cheering for those involved in extracurricular activities.  She is affiliated with several professional organizations and believes in the equality of education for all children.  Because she believes learning is life-long, she spends her summers attending workshops to improve student learning. Ms. Smith states, “It is truly and honor and a privilege to be chosen by my colleagues as Teacher of the Year.” 


Dillon Middle School is proud to have Ms. Smith represent our school as Teacher of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year.

Dillon Middle School Student, Kelci Hunt, Accepted into the Summer Discovery Program for Visual Arts at the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities

Congratulations to Kelci Hunt, an 8th grader at Dillon Middle School, for being accepted into the South Carolina Governor’s School Summer Program for the Arts and Humanities! The administrators, faculty, and staff are extremely proud of her!

The two-week Discovery Summer Program for rising ninth grade students will be held in Greenville, S.C.  The Summer Discovery is for students who are interested in Animation, Creative Writing, Drama, Music, or Visual Arts.

Kelci will work intensely in the area of Visual Arts but will also be exposed to the other art areas with an opportunity to visit the Greenville County Museum of Art. During the two weeks, Kelci will be encouraged to discover her talents through intensive studio sessions in several visual art areas throughout the program.  She will engage in two- and three-dimensional design through hands-on courses such as printmaking and ceramics, and in projects like stone carving, painting, and photography while also strengthening her understanding and use of visual language.

Kelci will do an outstanding job highlighting her abilities during the Summer Discovery Program.  Her talent is truly an example of “Nothing Less Than the Best” here at Dillon Middle School.