About Coleman Middle School

Coleman Middle School eCLASS Site Visit – 2/7/19

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Project with Coleman

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Columbia Engineering and Coleman Students Project

In The News

Coleman Middle School Inspire the City of Duluth

Named After Dr. Coleman

Opening Day

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Dedication Day

A Look Inside


Coleman Middle School will become a student-focused community which promotes life-long learning and real-world problem solving through the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math in a global learning community.


The mission of Coleman Middle School is to provide students with rigorous and innovative learning opportunities using Project / Problem Based Learning (PBL) which promote collaboration, critical thinking, community, and creativity.


  • We believe all students can be successful through the implementation of our instructional framework.
  • We believe, with support from faculty, parents, and our community, students will be empowered to take risks.
  • We believe in using interests, strengths, and talents to encourage and support learning through the 5 E approach—engage, explore, explain, extend, evaluate.
  • We believe cultivating a positive learning environment in every classroom is critical.
  • We believe in building life-long learners—including students, parents, teachers, and the community – through the STEAM experience.
  • We believe all teachers and students are innovators.

Accountability Report

2016-17 Coleman MS Accountability Report

MS Promotion Chart

Promotion Criteria

What projects are students doing at Coleman?

Coleman Charter Year Video


PBL, Clubs, Challenges, Programs & Activities

2018-19 Driving Questions:

Second Quarter:

  • 6th Grade: How can we as urban developers design a community that minimizes the human impact on the Earth’s surface?
  • 7th Grade: How can we implement our plan to create a sustainable system to grow plants that benefit mankind?
  • 8th Grade: How can we design a pedestrian bridge that meets the needs of the Duluth community?

First Quarter:

  • 6th Grade:How can we as environmentally conscious people effectively reduce our carbon footprint?
  • 7th Grade:How can we design a sustainable system that optimizes plant growth in areas of low precipitation?
  • 8th Grade: How can we use energy transfer to create a product that benefits humanity?

2017-18 Driving Questions:

Fourth Quarter:

Students will be committing to their own driving question through their Passion Genius Hour project.

Third Quarter:

  • 6th Grade: How do we respond to a weather phenomena that affects a community?
  • 7th Grade: How can we proactively mitigate the honey bee population?
  • 8th Grade: How do we use science to save the falsely accused?

Second Quarter:

  • 6th Grade: How can we as citizens of Duluth solve soil and land conservation issues for select city projects to improve quality of life for ourselves and future generations?
  • 7th Grade: How can we use genetics to design a community on Mars?
  • 8th Grade: How can we design a pedestrian bridge that meets the needs of the Duluth community?

First Quarter:

  • 6th Grade: How do we as environmental engineers design, build, and evaluate solutions for a “tiny house” in a European community using the most efficient conservation methods?
  • 7th Grade: How can we as CDC public health analysts research and provide information about bacterial transmission?
  • 8th Grade: How can we as engineers design an adaptable transportation system that can efficiently, safely and economically transport goods from North Georgia?

2016-17 Driving Questions:

First Quarter:

  • 6th Grade- How do we as architects design and build a tiny home using renewable and nonrenewable resources to conserve the most amount of energy?
  • 7th Grade-What could the local government officials of Duluth do to create a more sustainable community?
  • 8th Grade- How can we solve real world problems through the analysis of matter?

Second Quarter:

  • 6th Grade- How can we as global citizens analyze the impact of a natural disaster to inform our community and encourage participation in local disaster relief efforts?
  • 7th Grade- How can we as CMS Students demonstrate how to solve food challenges in our local and global communities?
  • 8th Grade- How can we as engineers design a track system that transports objects as quickly and safely as possible?

Third Quarter:

  • 6th Grade- How do we as a broadcast team report, predict, and inform future weather patterns for a major weather event affecting a community in Latin America?
  • 7th Grade- How can we create a model that demonstrates how organisms change over time to predict population changes and/or future adaptations of that organism?
  • 8th Grade- How can we design and build a bowling lane or alley in 1929 Georgia to market it to families and women?

Fourth Quarter:

  • 6th Grade- How can we as water resource engineers develop innovative techniques to address environmental concerns plaguing the Great Barrier Reef?
  • 7th Grade- As a biologist or environmental engineer what can we do to mitigate bee colony collapse and inform our community of its impact?
  • 8th Grade- As an entrepreneur, what new electronic device can you create for people with a disability that maximizes profit and public interest?



Coleman Middle School (open Fall 2016) is the first Gwinnett County school to add an arts focus to the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) based curriculum. The school is named after Georgia State Representative Brooks Coleman. Dr Coleman has served as a state legislator for more than 20 years, and at the time of the schools opening is the chairman of the State House Education Committee. He has also served in local school and district leadership roles for Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Brooks Coleman Bio