Welcome to Elizabeth Cobb Middle School Home of The Cubs

Nestled in the heart of Tallahassee, we are excited to continue a tradition of excellence that started when our doors opened in 1952. Our Applied Science and Technology Magnet Program offers a rigorous curriculum and opportunities to experience real-world applications beyond the traditional classroom.

My goal is to support our students each day as they explore education in all areas of our core curriculum, technology, world languages, and performing arts. In order to prepare global citizens, we work to educate the whole child with a social-emotional curriculum and local community engagement opportunities. I look forward to cultivating our next generation of leaders.

Sarah Hembree




  • Student-Teacher Ratio of 19:1

  • Math Team

    Individual and team winners in local competitions.

  • Model UN and Debate Team

  • STEM

    Hands-on science and technology exploration.

  • Industry Certifications

    HTML\Website Design, Animation, Microsoft Technology Associate

About Our School

Cobb has achieved academic excellence for more than fifty years by adapting its educational programs and student services to meet the ever-changing needs of the community. The school's leaders and faculty continuously implement various initiatives and programs to meet the multiple demands of our student enrollment.

Since 2001, Cobb has been a “School of Choice” for the Applied Science and Technology Magnet Program, offering a rigorous curriculum for students interested in exploring their education through a hands-on approach. Our intensive academic programs allow for more individualized instruction, and a gifted curriculum, along with high school courses in science, mathematics, computer science, and foreign languages. Additionally, all students experience community-based learning opportunities throughout the school year.

As next door neighbors, Kate Sullivan Elementary and Cobb Middle School have the unique opportunity to smooth students’ transition to middle school. They collaborate throughout the year to support students in advanced academics and foster safety and security as they transition to the next stage of their lives. Fifth grade students may choose to take an elective course such as robotics or French on Cobb’s campus. Opportunities such as these allow students to become familiar with the teachers, students, and rhythm of middle school so they can feel calm and confident on their first day of 6th grade.

Giving Back

Cobb students give through community service

Cobb students enjoy BETA Club and a variety of community service projects, like community food drives, awareness activities, and partnerships with Kate Sullivan.

Broadening Horizons

Enrichment through the magnet program

Students at Cobb can choose from 13 high school credit courses in Math, Science, World Languages, Technology and Medicine. Additionally, Cobb partners with the sheriff's office to offer a CSI Crime scene unit in the magnet program.

The MagLounge is a before-school magnet program that brings guests into the school to work with students on everything from kitchen chemistry to chess strategy.

Teacher of The Year 2019–2020

Cobb M.S.

Teacher of the Year

Cynthia Osborne

Cynthia Osborne has been a math teacher for 20 years and is the 8th-grade team leader. She spearheads the homeroom curriculum to help build community and provide support for students, as well as including social-emotional lessons in order to build a culture of caring.

School History

First Leon County Public Junior High/Middle School

Elizabeth Cobb Middle School was the first Leon County public junior high/middle school. Between 1952 and 1954, the main building was constructed. Additional constructions include the gymnasium in 1985, the media center, a classroom wing (Hillcrest Street), science labs, and the administrative wing completed in 1992. The most recent changes including the addition of the Chorus building and the new front office and Media Center renovations completed in the summer of 2014.

Elizabeth Cobb Middle School has a rich tradition and history enjoyed by students and the community alike. Nestled in the heart of Tallahassee, our campus is located just a few blocks from downtown Tallahassee and the Capitol building. The school is named for Miss Elizabeth Cobb, who served Leon County Schools for many years. She began teaching in 1915 and taught both elementary and high school in Leon County. She became principal of Caroline Brevard School in 1931, and supervisor of Leon County Schools in 1935, the year she retired. Miss Elizabeth Cobb died in 1974 at the age of 96.