Welcome To Garrett Middle School
Ms. Sanders, 6th
Grade Assistant Principal
7th Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Wentz, 8th
Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Chavous, Connections Assistant Principal
Home of the G.A.T.O.R.S.!
January 27 - Coffee & Conversation with the
5:30 - 6:15 PM in the Media Center
February 2 - English Class for Parents -
learn conversational English.
Additional dates for classes (same time and location):
- February 4
- February 9
- February 11
- February 16
- February 18
4:45 - 6:45 PM in Lab Room 900
February 3 - Technology Class for Parents -
learn how to access school programs and other
5:45 - 6:45 PM in Lab Room 900
News and Announcements
2015-16 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is again
offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the
2015-2016 school year. Individual school capacity
information and applications will be available beginning
February 1, 2015 on the District website. For more
information, please see our
2015-16 School Choice
Upcoming Milestone Testing Practice
Students in grades 6-8 will be
taking the Practice Milestone Assessment on the following dates:
• Thursday, February 5 and Friday,
• Tuesday, February 10 - Thursday, February 12
Please ensure your student(s) are present and on time to school
for the days of the practice tests.
For more information about the Georgia Milestones Assessment
System, choose from the links below:
Georgia Milestone Assessment System Information
Parents Guide to New Tests in Georgia
Question and Answer Guides for Parents
Grade 6 EOG Assessment Guide
Grade 7 EOG Assessment Guide
Grade 8 EOG Assessment Guide
Grade 8 EOC Coordinate Algebra
Grade 8 Physical Science
January is National Mentoring Month
Can you give 1 hour a week?
Be Someone Who Matters in a
young person’s life!
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
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
Parent Visitation: School
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
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.
South Cobb Rotary Essay Contest Now Open!
Students are encouraged to
participate in the South Cobb Rotary Essay Contest.
This year's theme is
Imagine it is the year 2024. Describe your achievements
at that time, in your education and social efforts, that
has contributed to your community’s improvement.”
All essays must be submitted to an
ELA teacher by February 6, 2015. Teachers
will evaluate and select the top essays for each grade
Rotary Club will collect the selected essays and a panel
of Rotarians will choose a first, second and third place
winner. The finalists and their parents will be invited
to an award luncheon at the Presbyterian Village and
monetary awards will be granted. Teachers will also be
recognized. The Award Presentation will be held on Feb
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
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
Spirit Wear Order Form and Pricing Information
- 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.