Fort Service Learning Magnet Academy

Proud Principal:

Brenda Merritt

Proud Assistant Principal:

Shenikki Thornton

School Testing Coordinator:

Madeline Boykin

Academic Dean:

Alexis Wright

Magnet Coordinator:

Elizabeth Bryan


Renee Ladner


Mary Myers and Sukina Boynton


Ladetria Neal

Attendance Clerk:

Monique Gill


Jody Hunsaker Russell

Athletic Director:

Shanakie Ward

LEA Facilitator:

Rachel H. Johnson





The Mission of Fort

The mission of Fort Middle School is to promote the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of our students in a safe, challenging environment so that they become confident, self-disciplined, productive members of a global society.

School History


Fort Junior High School was fully accredited in 1978.  The school was constructed to serve the educational needs of students in northeastern Muscogee County.  The school was awarded the School of Excellence Award in 1985.  In 1992, Fort officially moved from a junior high to a middle school concept.  The school was named in memory of T. Hicks Fort.  Mr. Fort was judge of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit and was a member of the Board of Education from 1910 until 1941, serving as the chairman from 1924 until 1941.  Fort Middle School is located at 2900 Woodruff Farm Road, on property donated to the school district by the T Hicks Fort family.

Special Programs

Arbor Day Program
Black History Recognition Program
Customer Service Program
Distinguished Gents Program
G.I.F.T.S. Program
Keep Columbus Beautiful
Legacy Day
MEDDAC Tutorial Program
Mini Teacher Cadet Program
Passport to Manhood Program
Saturday CRCT Tutorials
Sister School – Kiryu, Japan

Student Incentive

8th Grade Graduation
Award of Excellence
Educational Field Trips
Honor Roll
MBIA Award for Excellence
MBIA provides incentives for students who make grades of “B’s” and above
Patriot of the Month
Perfect Attendance
Student Competition

School Awards
  • 2016 GaDoE Family Friendly Partnership Award
  • Academic Bowl Team-District Winner
  • All-State Choral participants
  • Girls Basketball Champions (2018, 2019)
  • Competed at the National Level for National History Day
  • Exchange Club Young Citizen Award
  • Football Champions (2016, 2017)
  • Gateway School Award
  • Gifted Education project displayed at NASA Center
  • GMEA District trumpet audition winner
  • Lion’s Club Poster Winners
  • National History Day Regional Competition-1st place Junior Division Exhibit, 2nd place Junior Division Performance
  • National History Day State Competition-3rd place/Honorable Junior Division Exhibit
  • Page Bowl Academic Competition-1st place School District Competition, 1st place Regional Competition, State Semi-finals: One of
  • Top Eight Georgia Teams
  • School of Excellence
  • Science Fair State Winners-one 1st place entry
  • Science Fair-One entry 1st place in Region and State, two 2nd place entries, two 3rd place entries
  • State History Day Winners
  • State Partner in Education
  • Steeple Chase Art Competition Winners
  • Superior Rating Orchestra Festival (District Level)
  • T. Hiram Stanley Award
  • Track Champions (2018, 2019)
School Facilities

Number of Classrooms: 41
Number of Computers: 101

Fort Service Learning Magnet Academy 2900 Woodruff Farm Road Columbus, Georgia 31907 Telephone: 706.568.3740 Fax: 706.569.3616

Upcoming Events

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Proud Principal
Brenda M. Merritt

Proud Assistant Principal
Shenikki L. Thornton

School Testing Coordinator
Madeline Boykin

Academic Dean
Alexis Wright

Magnet Coordinator
Elizabeth Bryan