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

Welcome To Garrett Middle School!

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

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Important Dates:

June 4 New Gator Camp and June Academy Begin @ 8:30 AM
July 11 New Student Registration from 8:30 AM - 4 PM

News and Announcements

New Student Registration

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

  • July 11, 2018 from 8:30 AM - 4:00 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.



Promotion, Placement, and Retainention 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


Garrett Summer Programs (June Academy and New Gator Camp)

Starting June 4th at 8:30 AM

Bus Routes are now ready.  Please click this link to access the route sheets.  If your bus stop is not listed, please contact the school at the number below.  You should have received a call and/or email welcoming you to the program.  If for some reason, you have not received one or the other, please contact us as soon as possible.  All students should report to the cafeteria upon arrival.  Car Riders may be dropped off in the bus port in lane 1.  We are excited that you have chosen to participate this year.  Students are admitted into the building beginning at 8:30 AM.  For more information, please send emails to garrett@cobbk12.org or call 770-819-2466.  Your summer contacts are as follows:

  • June Academy

    • Dr. Bre Sanders - Assistant Principal

    • Ms. Geraldine Lee - Camp Supervisor

  • New Gator Camp

    • Mr. John Chandler - Assistant Principal

    • Ms. Monique Micko - Camp Supervisor



Garrett Students Perform at the Governor's Mansion

The Garrett Middle School Jazz Orchestra was invited to perform at the Governor's Mansion during this past winter break. They performed musical selections for guests who were touring the mansion. Our students had the opportunity to tour the mansion as well and spend time with the First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Deal.


South Cobb High School Rising 9th Graders
The 2018-2019 Elective Course Catalog for rising 9th graders attending South Cobb High School is now available. Please select this link to view the catalog.


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.

The Garrett No Pet Left Behind club enjoys an active membership of over fifty students.  Meeting twice a month, the club hosts guests who teach our students about the care, rescue, rehabilitation of many species of animals.  We support non-profit rescue groups through our fundraising efforts.  Our motto is Educating Our Community About The Care Of Animals So No Pet Is Left Behind.

ParentVue Login Credentials

Parents who are in need of ParentVue login credentials may come to the school and receive the document. Please be sure to bring identification.  These are available in the main office during the school day. 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.

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.

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

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.

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