Webb Bridge Middle School, which opened on September 3, 1996, is located in northeast Fulton County approximately two miles east of Highway 400 and south of the Forsyth County line. The bridge, which spans Big Creek just west of the school, was named for several Webb families who have lived in the area since the 1840's. Prominent among these families was Reverend John M. Webb who lived in a log home east of the post office on Webb Bridge Road and made his living as a Baptist preacher, teacher, and farmer. Wounded during the Civil War, he became known as a self-educated man with an affinity for Latin and Cicero. Teaching in a building on Jones Bridge Road near Clear Springs Church, he began an educational legacy that continues its positive influence to this day.
Among Reverend Webb’s four children, his son, Bill, helped build what later became Amy L. Dodd School. Succeeding generations of the Webb family have served as educators in Fulton County and as contributing members of the Alpharetta business community. The school is named for these several generations of the Webb family who have richly contributed to the Alpharetta community
- Built for a capacity of 1325 students, Webb Bridge Middle School concluded its inaugural year with 994 students.
- The facility of Webb Bridge Middle School includes 41 regular education classrooms, 12 science labs, 4 multipurpose classrooms, 8 computer labs, 3 foreign language labs, 3 music classrooms for band, chorus, and orchestra, 2 art rooms, a video journalism lab, a fully automated media center, a family and consumer science suite, a full sized gymnasium with stage, a 400 meter track, softball and soccer fields, 4 tennis courts, and a cafeteria and kitchen.
- There are also teacher meeting rooms, small group seminar rooms, and book storage rooms on each grade level hall. The administrative and counseling suites contain offices, conferences rooms, and a clinic.
National Blue Ribbon Schools 2010
The award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools whose students achieve at very high levels or have made significant progress and helped close gaps in achievement especially among disadvantaged and minority students. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals, including those that beat the odds. To read more about the National Blue Ribbon program and view a list of 2010 winners, please go the Department of Education website at http://www.ed.gov/blue-ribbon-schools.