Our Mission & Vision
The strength of Pike Road Schools is grounded in our sincere desire to create a culture of intellectual curiosity. We are fearless about doing what is best for our students. We refer to how we do things as “The Pike Road Way.”
To create a culture of intellectual curiosity, where all students have ownership over their
learning and are inspired to think, innovate, and create.
Our students are lifelong learners who use their knowledge, skills, and influence to make the world a better place.
We believe intellectual growth occurs when learners are genuinely engaged in their learning.
We believe students are more engaged when they are solving real problems for a real audience.
We believe meaningful learning can occur at any time and at any location.
We believe learners will do challenging work when failure is embraced as a valuable part of the learning process and they feel safe and valued.
We believe community members are valuable partners and must be involved in their schools.
We believe all members of the school community should treat each other like family.
We believe that every member of the school community contributes to student
learning and should be a continuous learner.
We believe teachers are designers, facilitators, navigators, mentors, encouragers, and leaders who continuously work on improving the learning experiences designed for students and are highly respected experts who have a global impact on teaching and learning.
We believe parents are valuable partners and members of the school community.
We believe the superintendent and principals are lead learners and are highly respected experts who
have a global impact on teaching and learning.
We believe the superintendent and school board function as a team, advocate for students,
create capacity, and build community.
Walking The Halls of History
On July 1, 2018, Pike Road Schools purchased Georgia Washington Junior High School for their high school campus hosting grades 8th-12th. Currently, the Georgia Washington campus is now the campus of two schools Pike Road Junior High grades 7th- 9th and Pike Road High School grades 10th-12th.
The school was started by emancipated slave and visionary Georgia Washington in 1893. After emancipation she graduated from Hampton University (1882), an HBCU in Virginia where she taught for a while before moving to Mount Meigs, Alabama, and starting a small school there called the People's Village School. In February 1894, the residents purchased a plot of land and built an 18-foot-by-36-foot schoolhouse. When Georgia Washington died in 1952, the school was named in her memory. In 1974, Montgomery Public Schools converted Georgia Washington High School into a middle school. The school has served thousands of young men and women in this community for decades.
The first timepiece for the Mt. Meigs community is a brass bell, which is housed in the very hallways we walk every day. The bell is a reminder of the sacrifices and accomplishments of one brave woman for the purpose of education. Pike Road Junior High School looks forward to carrying on the great legacy of learning and establishing many incredible traditions throughout the years. Our daily mission is to create a culture of intellectual curiosity, where all students have ownership over their learning and are inspired to Think, Innovate, and Create.