About Us


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We are so proud of our school and want to share why Black's Mill is such a great place to be!

  • Multiple Sawnee EMC Grant Award Winners
  • Multiple Phillip Wright Award Winners
  • Multiple Dawson County Fair Bear Award Winners
  • Multiple Dawson County Young Georgia Author’s Writing Contest Winners
  • 11 Alive Teacher Award – Sarah Pruitt, PE Teacher
  • 1999 - 2015 - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation
  • 2001 – 1st Place Cookie Munch Off – Dawson County Service Unit of Northeast Georgia Girl Scout Council
  • 2004 - 2005 - Cindy Kinney - Georgia Outstanding Assistant Principal Award from the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals
  • 2006 – 2012 - Georgia Title One Distinguished School
  • 2008 Georgia Fair Bear Writing Contest Grand Champion School
  • 2008 - Michaella Cooper - 1st Place in Georgia for 5th Grade – Fair Bear Writing Contest
  • 2009 Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program Bronze Award Winner
  • 2010 Relay for Life All Star Team – Bronze Level
  • 2010 Relay for Life Top Fundraising School
  • 2010 Relay for Life Best Camp Site
  • 2011 Relay for Life Gold Level Fundraising
  • 2011 Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program National Silver Award Winner
  • 2011-2012 Dawson County Teacher of the Year – Kerri Whitmire, Instructional Lead Teacher
  • 2011-2012 Georgia Healthy Schools Champion
  • 2012 USDA Healthier US Schools Gold Award of Distinction
  • *The Dawson County School System was the only system in the State of Georgia to have a Gold Award of Distinction Winner.
  • 2012 Georgia Gold Medal in the Governor’s SHAPE Honor Roll Program  *Black's Mill Elementary School was one of 39 schools in Georgia to receive this.
  • 2012-2013 Bronze Champion for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • 2013 Best Place to Work in Dawson County Award
  • 2013 Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award for Black’s Mill Elementary School Running Club
  • 2014 Best Principal in Dawson County
  • 2014 Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award for Black’s Mill Elementary School Stock Market Team
  • 2014 Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals Patron Award for Black’s Mill Elementary School and Kinsey Family Tree Farm
  • 2015 Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award for Black’s Mill Elementary School WBME
  • 2015 Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals Patron Award for Black’s Mill Elementary School and the BMES PTO
  • 2015 Voted Best School in Dawson County!
  • 2015 Felicia Stephens Voted Best Teacher at Black's Mill!