Public PK-12 School District in Dalton, Georgia

Hammond Creek Middle School

Hammond Creek

Hammond Creek Middle School will open in August 2021 for students in sixth and seventh grade. Keep reading to learn more about this new school!

Lauri Johnson headshot

Principal Lauri Johnson

Lauri Johnson, who currently serves as the principal of Dalton Middle School, was named the principal of Hammond Creek Middle School in March 2020. She will take this role when Hammond Creek opens in August 2021. Johnson began work at Dalton Public Schools in 2019. She will continue in her current role at Dalton Middle School until Hammond Creek opens.

Prior to joining Dalton Public Schools, Johnson served as the director of organizational improvement for the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to that time, Johnson worked in Decatur City Schools in Decatur, Georgia, as the director of secondary education and the principal of Decatur High School.

She holds a master's degree in information science from University at Albany, Albany, New York and a Bachelor of Art in English from State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has conducted post-master's coursework in curriculum and instruction at Georgia State University and holds her Educational Leadership Certificate from the University of Georgia.

Pictures of Ongoing Construction

Hammond Creek sign on building
Basketball court
Band room
Outdoor hallway
Lunch room
Lockers in band room
Water fountains
Cabinets in science classroom
Construction crew working in hallway
Prep room sign in science room
Basketball court
Theater under construction
Basketball court
Hallway into classrooms
Lunch room
Cabinets in science classroom
Early construction on basketball court
Crane putting roof on JA center
Lunch room
Whiteboard in classroom

Construction Plans & Updates