Stewart Middle School has a rich history and an international flavor. Built in 1957, the school was originally known as the R.L. Cousins and served Douglas County's African-American community, offering grades first through twelfth. The school was re-named after John W. Stewart, the school's principal from 1957 to 1977. Stewart Middle School offers an International Baccalaureate program, as well as organizations like the Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Georgia Award Book Club, Movie Club, Reading Bowl, Spanish Club, band, sports and cheerleading. The current principal is Dewayne Jackson and the school's mascot is an eagle.