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!)


Important Dates:  
March 10 - School Council 4:45 - 5:30 PM in the Media Center
March 10 - Coffee and Conversation with the Principal (date has been changed from February 24) 5:30 -6:15 PM in the Media Center

News and Announcements

Cobb Alcohol Task Force Youth Summit
Cobb Alchohol Task Force invites all middle and high school students in Cobb County to attend a day of hands-on leadership skill building activities and projects. Students will earn five hours of community service for attending and a free t-shirt.  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided to students who attend.  Click here to access the registration link and learn more about this exciting event.

Georgia Online Assessment System
Students may now take practice tests to prepare for the Georgia Milestone.  Please encourage your student to use the OAS to become ready for our Milestone Testing Practice in February.  Click here to access the Georgia Online Assessment System.

  • Username - GTID number (see your teacher for this information)
  • Password - explore

Upcoming Georgia Milestone Assessment
Students in grades 6-8 will be taking the Milestone Assessment in April.  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

PTSA Accepting Nominations
Garrett Middle School PTSA Executive Board is pleased to announce that nominations for officers for the 2015-2016 school years are now available.  Nominations will begin January 26, 2015 and will remain open until Monday, March 23, 2015.  We encourage both parents and educators to consider running for these important positions. Please submit your nomination form to the front office.

The following positions are available:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Membership Chairperson
  • Box Top Coordinator
  • Volunteer Chairperson

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 webpage.

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

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 level. 

  • The 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 25, 2015.

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

Rontae Jones
Amanda Merrilles
Sidney Sommers