Welcome To Garrett Middle School

Ms. Jackson, Principal
Ms. Sanders, 6th Grade Assistant Principal

Ms. Alvarado, 7th Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Wentz, 8th Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Chavous, Connections Assistant Principal

Home of the G.A.T.O.R.S.!
(Giving All The Opportunity to Realize Success!)

Parents - We would like your input on the Department of Education Georgia School's Parent Survey.  Please click the link below to take a brief survey on our school.  The Spanish version button of the Parent and Student Survey is at the top left once you click on the link.  Your input is vital to our school's success.

Important Dates:  
Computer Lab 910 Open to Students- every Monday and Thursday (until the end of school) 8:00 - 9:00 AM in Lab 910
- students should enter through 7th grade
- Mrs. Griffin will be surpervising

April 28Parent Night at SCHS (Freshman Transition Academy)

6:30 PM – 7:15 PM (for students with the last name A-L)
7:30 PM – 8:15 PM (for students with the last name 7:30 PM -8:15 PM)
May 7 - Night of the Arts 6:30 PM in the Theater
May 9 - 2nd Annual Run for the Gators 5K Run and 1 Mile Dog Walk Garrett Middle School
7:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM Start Time
May 20 - Early Release Day (all students in the district will be released early) 11:30 AM - High School
12:30 PM - Elementary School
1:30 PM - Middle School
May 21 - Early Release Day (all students in the district will be released early) 11:30 AM - High School
12:30 PM - Elementary School
1:30 PM - Middle School

News and Announcements

Night of the Arts
Our annual Night of the Arts will be held on Thursday, May 7th.  The theme this year is “Monopoly”.  This fun, music-filled event will be begin at 6:30 PM in our auditorium.  Tickets are available for $5 per person.  Tickets are limited to first come, first serve!  After our event, ticket holders can join us for a reception in the cafeteria.   For more information, please contact Mr. Shook at james.shook@cobbk12.org.

2nd Annual Run for the Gators
Join us for our second annual Run for the Gators 5K Run and 1 Mile Dog Walk on Saturday, May 9th at Garrett Middle School! Registration forms are available here.

• Registration will take place at 7:30 AM.
• The race and dog walk will begin at 9:00 AM.
• All participants will receive a t-shirt.
• Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in multiple categories.

Entry fees:
• Individuals - $15.00
• Group - $10.00 per family member if two or more are participating

Annual Summer Literacy Family Summit
Please join the Cobb County School District Title I Schools, CCSD Media Services and Scholastic Achievement Partners for the annual Summer Literacy Family Summit on Saturday, April 25 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Cobb County Safety Village.  Families are encourage to attend and learn strategies to keep reading skills growing over the summer, learn about summer reading opportunities and participat in a half-price book sale.  Each family participant will receive a free book compliments of the CCSD Title I Office.  For more information, please view the Summer Literacy Family Summit flyer (en espanol).

Counselor Corner
Believe it or not, summer vacation will be here in less than three months before you know it.  If you are looking for a summer camp or summer activities for your child, check the Counselor’s blog.  Whenever we receive any information about any summer programs, we will post that information on our blog.  You may access the blog here. 

CCRPI from the GaDOE
When the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) announced the College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores on December 8, district administrators noticed that specific information for calculating a portion of the score was not included in the released score for each middle school.  Therefore, the middle school CCRPI scores showed an inaccurate drop across the district.  The issue was immediately addressed on December 9 by the district with the GaDOE Accountability and Assessment Department and is currently being resolved. 

Once the new data is incorporated into the recalculation, correct scores for CCSD middle schools will be released and published by the GaDOE at the end of January.  Based on internal preliminary calculations by district administrators, the results show that the CCRPI score at every middle school, as well as the overall district score, will increase.  The corrected scores will be issued by the State within the next 45 days.

Parent Visitation: School Tours

Garrett Middle School is excited to open the doors to our community for parents, both veteran residents as well as new to Austell, to visit our school and tour our amazing campus.

You will have an opportunity to see where our 6th, 7th and 8th Grade core courses are being taught as well as where our Connection classes are being held, such as Drama, Band, Chorus, Art, Physical Education, Read 180 and Math Connect.

The Garrett Middle School Tours will be available on a monthly basis. Parents may walk-in on the following dates and designated times listed below.  Ms. Marlena-Gabrielle Alvarado, Assistant Principal, will be your tour guide.

  • January 14----10:00AM-11:00AM

  • February 18---5:00PM-6:00PM

  • March 18----10:00AM-11:00AM

  • April 15---5:00PM-6:00PM

  • May 13----10:00AM-11:00AM

Parent Vue
Parent Vue is active!  If you need assistance with your login and/or password, please bring a valid picture I.D. to our school's front office for help with this information.

Standard School Attire

Garrett Middle School does require Standard Dress Attire. We will also have Standard Student Attire for Physical Education classes. Please see the link to the left for additional information. 

Purchasing Information for School Logo Hoodies
Parents, students and teachers can now show their Gator support by purchasing a school logo hoodie.  Order forms are available from Mrs. Duvall, our bookkeeper, or print using the form below.

Spirit Wear Order Form and Pricing Information

We Believe:

  • that all students are capable of meeting or exceeding state standards in all disciplines given adequate time and instructional support.
  • that it is the shared responsibility of teachers, staff, administrators, students, parents, and the community to ensure learning and social success for all students.
  • that the collaborative efforts of our school community will enable each student to become a responsible, contributing citizen.
Garrett Calendar of Events
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Gators Of The Day

Takyia Brown
Dejaun Gayle
Quintonious Harrison
Noelia Zapata