Welcome to E. A. Cox Middle School, proud home of the Cougars!  We’re located in the city of Columbia, Tennessee, and we serve as the educational headquarters for approximately 750 outstanding 5th through 8th graders.  We have an excellent group of administrators, teachers, and staff members whose top priority is the success of your children. We understand that middle school is an important time in the life of every child, and we believe that the life skills they will learn here will be instrumental in helping them become wise, responsible, young adults. We are extremely proud of the disciplined, learning-centered environment that we’ve created for the students here at E. A. Cox Middle School.

We provide a wide variety of educational, athletic, and social activities to help them learn and develop into successful young adults. So please feel free to browse our website and find out what E. A. Cox Middle School has to offer you and your child.  Learn more about us, check out our events calendar, or contact us with any questions. 


School Hours

7:05 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

School Bell Times

First Bell:  7:35 a.m. (Bus room dismissal)

Tardy Bell:  7:43 a.m.

Classes Begin:  7:45 a.m.

Dismissal Buses:  2:45 p.m.

Dismissal Car Riders:  2:50 p.m.

Dismissal Late Buses:  2:55 p.m.

(Athletes, Clubs, & Detention)


School Colors:  Red and Black

School Mascot:  Cougar

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