5235 Austell-Powder Springs Rd.
Austell, Ga. 30106
Office: 770-819-2466
Fax: 770-819-2468

Welcome To Garrett Middle School!

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Important Dates:

October 15-19 Conference Week/Report Card Distribution/Early Release Days
12:30 p.m. - Elementary School
1:30 p.m. - Middle School
* High schools will release at their normal time during the elementary and middle school conference week (October 16-20)
Noveber 5 Election Day/Student Holiday/Professional Learning Day
November 8 Curriculum Night

News and Announcements

Conference Week/Report Card Distribution: October 15-19
We invite all parents to sign up for conferences with our teachers during Conference Week. Parents will need to login to their ParentVue account to sign up for a 15-minute conference or visit our teacher blogs to access sign up links. If a translator is needed during a conference, please sign up for one of the times below and include the request on the sign up link.

  • Translators will be here on October 16 from 12 pm – 6 pm, October 17 from 10 am – 4 pm and October 18 from 8 am – 2 pm.

Tutoring Sessions for Students
Garrett Middle School is now offering tutoring sessions for students. Click here for Garrett's Tutoring Session schedule.

7th Graders' Participate in a Middle East Discovery Session

On September 9th, our 7th grade Social Studies classes embarked on a learning journey that focused on the cultural, religious, physical and political geography of the Middle East.  Students were able to discover artifacts, analyze primary source documents, and ask questions about contemporary issues impacting this region. Please select the pictures to view a larger size.

New Student Registration

New student registration will be held on the following days and times: 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:30 am

  • Wednesdays from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

It is extremely important to bring all necessary documents in order to complete the registration process. The following links will assist you in preparing for the enrollment/registration process. Please bring the completed forms when you come to enroll your students. If you have any questions, please contact Donnella Hughes at 770-819-2466 x 023 or via email at donnella.hughes@cobbk12.org.


Do you want to be great??? Would you like to develop leadership skills AND get some experience interviewing and being a part of the workforce? If your answer is “yes”, then the SCHOOL STORE is just what you need.  Click this link for more details.


2018-2019 Bus Routes

The transportation department has provided schools with a list of all the bus routes for this school year, and it includes the morning pick-up and the afternoon drop-off times.  If you already know your bus number, click this link to see the bus routes.  If you need help determining your bus route, go to the district homepage at www.cobbk12.org and follow the links under the "Parent" menu.  We have also provided a list of where our buses will line up in the afternoon.  Click this link to see the bus lane for your assigned bus.   

Standard School Attire

Garrett Middle School requires Standard School Attire. We will also have Standard Student Attire for Physical Education classes. Please view our dress code by clicking the picture. Parents, students and teachers can now show their Gator support by purchasing a school logo hoodie. Order forms are available from our bookkeeper, Shannon Hester, or print this form. To view our Standard School Attire, click this link.

School Supply List

Please click this link to get a list of suggested school supplies. If there are any questions or clarification is needed, please do not hesistate to contact the school.


ParentVue is a portal where you can access your student's grades, attendance and more. Parents who are in need of a ParentVue account should come to the front office. Please be sure to bring identification with you. You will need to fill out a release form in order to get your activation key. If you have any questions, please contact John Chandler via email at john.chandler@cobbk12.org.

Transportation Change Requests

In order to accommodate transportation changes, we are asking parents to fax or email the request with a copy of the guardian's ID. Transportation changes will not be received via phone call. All requests will have to be submitted in person, fax or email with the guardian's ID attached and requested transportation change. This will ensure that all of our students are safe.

Office 365 for Students

Cobb County School District is pleased to offer Microsoft Office 365 to its employees and students! Parents of Cobb County Schools students have a choice of two different methods for giving consent for Office 365. Please view the Office 365 Support Page for Parents.

Student Work Permits

The GA Department of labor requires a permit for minors to be employed. Please click on the following link for more information and forms -https://dol.georgia.gov/get-youth-work-permit-online.

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.

Garrett Middle School Tours will be available each Tuesday from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Promotion, Placement, and Retention Information

For students in grades 6-8, Cobb County School District promotion and retention policy indicates that in order to earn promotion to the next grade level, the student must meet all of the following criteria:

          (1) Pass math, English/language arts and one additional core subject for the year or demonstrate minimum proficiency on the appropriate state-adopted assessment in math, English/language arts and one additional core subject.

          (2) Earn a combined overall passing average for all scheduled courses for the year; and

          (3) Demonstrate an appropriate level of reading comprehension as measured by Lexile score. 

Students who were ‘promoted,’ earned promotion by meeting all of criteria set forth in the county’s policy (detailed above).  Students who were ‘placed’ did not earn promotion by meeting all of the criteria and were moved into the next grade level.  Students who were ‘retained’ also did not earn promotion by meeting all of the criteria but were not moved into the next grade level and will repeat their previous grade level.

 Please read Cobb County School District’s complete promotion and retention policy online at

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.

Calendar of Events


Please use the button above to vote for our October Teacher of the Month.  Voting has been expanded to include the input of students, colleagues and parents!  We are excited to celebrate our outstanding teacher leaders - vote for a teacher today!

The voting window will close by the end of the day Friday, Oct. 19th.


Pro Tem Mayor of Austell, GA, Ollie Clemons, visits with teachers
and students at Garrett Middle School


Garrett Serve Day
July 14, 2018