Kinney's Korner a message from our Principal

Dear Black’s Mill Family,

I have the distinct honor of serving as the Principal at Black’s Mill Elementary School.  I have 24 years experience in education.  I have served the Dawson County community as a teacher and Assistant Principal.  I have been the Principal at Black’s Mill for the past 9 years.  I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from North Georgia College, a Master of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont College, and an Educational Specialist Degree in Elementary Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. 

You have my pledge to provide the highest quality education for your child in the safest learning environment possible.  Our school's reputation and success rests, in large measure, on parental involvement.  It is our goal to provide each student with an education equal to his or her individual abilities and one that will prompt a love of learning for a lifetime.  We rely on your support in order to provide a successful and rewarding year for your child.

Our school takes great pride in its highly qualified and dedicated faculty.  We strive every day to achieve our mission of Building Minds for Educational Success! At Black’s Mill, education is viewed as a partnership between home and school. Your input is both valuable and welcomed!

It is my pleasure to work with each of you. I look forward to serving you and your children. 

Cindy Kinney


BMES Excellence 

2019 Best of Dawson Awards:
BMES: Best Public School
Jackie Lynn: Best Secretary

Congratulations to our GA Association of Elementary School Principals Award Winners:
Office Steven Swofford: GAESP's Educational Patron Award
Melissa Ryerse & the BMES Robotics Club: GAESP's School Bell Award

2018 Best of Dawson Awards:
BMES: Best Public School
Mandy Smith: Best Assistant Principal
Jackie Lynn:  Best Secretary
2018 BMES is a Title 1 High Progress Reward School

Common Sense SchoolES has been named a Common Sense School for the 2017-18 School year.  For  more information please click on 2017-2018 Common Sense School Parent Info

2017 Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals Patron Award for BMES ad Dr. Sherry weeks.

2017 Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals School Bell Award for Black's Mill Elementary School's Crayons to Careers Program.


Be a B.E.A.R.


Bear Medal 2
 Be Responsible
      E Encourage Others
      A A+ Attitude
      R Respect Everyone



Sunday March 8, 2020
Don't Forget 
Move Clocks Forward 1hr.
Spring Forward

 Georgia Parent Survey
Parents please complete the
Georgia Parent Survey for BMES.
Click on the Links below:
GA Parent Survey Information
Take the Georgia Parent Survey

 All Student Registrations

(Both New & Previously Withdrawn)
Should be completed through the
District's Central Registration Center at:

Dawson County Schools
Central Registration Center
517 Allen St.
Dawsonville, GA 30534

Hours of Operation:
M-F 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Contact: Mrs. Lisa Miller
706-265-3246  Ext. 1035

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement- Georgia School Grade Reports provides school reports for all public elementary, middle, and high schools in Georgia. These reports are based on school performance on statewide assessments, the make-up of the school's student body, the graduation rate, and additional academic information.
Click the link below for the BMES Scores:
BMES Scores