nman Middle School began life as an elementary school in 1924, named for Samuel Martin Inman, an Atlanta civic leader who was passionate about education, philanthropy, and good citizenship. Inman was a successful cotton merchant from Dandridge, Tennessee, who lived from 1843 to 1915. The nearby Inman Park neighborhood, a Victorian suburb developed in the late 1880s and 1890s, is also named for Samuel Inman. The school has been enlarged many times over the years, and in 1978, Inman was converted into a middle school. Samuel Inman donated much of his time and money to educational endeavors. His legacy lives on at Inman Middle School today as Inman stands out as one of the top-ranked middle schools in Georgia.