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:

December 5 Winter Dance (4:30 - 6:30 pm)
December 12-13 and 16-18 Scholastic Book Fair
December 13 Fresh Air Friday
December 17 Orchestra Concert
December 19-20 Early Release Days (students dismissed at 1:30 pm)
December 23 - January 3 Winter Break

News and Announcements

All Transportation changes for students must be requested through our Front Office before 12:30 p.m. due to school safety protocols. Please review our policy on requesting any transportation changes.

Information for the 2019-2020 School Year

  • Dress Code - Garrett Middle School requires Standard School Attire. We will also have Standard Student Attire for Physical Education classes. Designated casual days may be permitted for certain events and activities (Casual Dress Attire rules).

  • Parents, students and teachers can now show their Gator support by purchasing a school logo hoodie. Order forms are available from our bookkeeper or print this form.

  • Supply List

  • Intramurals run from August 19 - May 1 (7:50 - 8:40 AM). Students should be dropped off at the bus port doors between 7:50-8:00 AM. Students are not allowed to enter after 8:00 AM.

Related imageGarrett Middle School Named 2019-20 Reward School
We are proud to have been selected as one of seven Reward Schools in the Cobb County School District by the Georgia Department of Education! Read about how our school's achievement as one of the greatest-improving 10% of Title 1 Schoolwide Schools and Title I Target Assisted Schools here. 

Coming Soon! Shop Our Scholastic Book Fair

Shopping our Book Fair has never been easier!  Go cash-free this year by using the new student eWallet - it's the new digital way to pay! Check out our Book Fair dates below and learn more about visiting in person or using the online shopping experience. We hope to see you soon!

***Special Parent and Student Night: December 17 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM before the Orchestra Concert***

Click here to RSVP to the South Cobb Cluster Holiday Feast by December 13th

Reality U at Garrett
Our students participated in Reality U, a Communties in Schools sponsored program, where eighth graders and high school students learn about financial literacy such as budgeting and other personal finance skills. Learn more about this valuable experience for our students here.

Garrett Parents and Community Members Feedback

We invite our parents and community members to provide feedback on Garrett's State of the Schools Title I program. Please review our School Improvement Forum video to learn about our goals, family school policy and compact. Feedback may be provided by visiting the Garrett School Improvement Fall Input survey. We appreciate your input!


CCRPI Scores Show Great Gains
We are celebrating our students and staff for their latest achievements of a 14.6 point increase in the CCRPI score! Garrett Middle School has the third highest growth among all of the middle schools in Cobb County. Congratulations to our deserving students and staff for all of their hard work and dedication!

Georgia Parent Survey

Each year, our school receives a School Climate Star Rating within CCRPI. Our rating is based on students, staff, and parents completing climate surveys. The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. Parents, you may complete the survey using your personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may come to the school to complete the Georgia Parent Survey. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.  We need ALL parents to complete the survey.
Georgia Parent Survey link

Classified Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Brannon, our Food Services manager, on being selected as Garrett Middle School's 2019-2020 Classified Employee of the Year! Mrs. Brannon was honored during the district's annual luncheon. 

Grant Awarded for JumpStart Theater Program

We are pleased to annouce Garrett Middle School has been awarded a grant from the Educational Theater Foundation which will help build a musical theater curriculum for our students. Read the CobbCast article here.

Superintendent Ragsdale Visits Garrett Middle School

Students and staff arriving on the first day of school were greeted by Cobb Superintendent Chris Ragsdale and members of the Cobb Schools team. Superintendent Ragsdale visited classrooms throughout the building, several of which are 360 math classrooms where students' work can be assessed instantly. Click here to view the CobbCast article and video.

New Student Registration by Appointment Only

¿No habla inglés? ¿Necesita ayuda?

  • Si usted no habla inglés y necesita ayuda con el proceso de inscripción a Garrett Middle School comunicarse con Tracey Parris al 770.819.2466 (Tracey.Parris@cobbk12.org) o Alfredo Mieles al 770-819-2611 Ext. 016 (alfredo.mieles@cobbk12.org).
  • Si usted necesita ayuda con una cita para la evaluación de inglés para estudiantes en la escuela media (middle school, 6°-8°), favor de comunicarse con el Centro Internacional de Bienvenida (International Welcome Center) al 678-331-3134.

Garrett Serve Days
We appreciate Woodstock Church // Austell and participating fellowships from Knoxville, Tennessee for all of their efforts in making our campus look so beautiful in June. They persevered in the heat and helped to provide landscaping on our school campus. An additional thanks goes to Mr. Boggs and Mrs. Kamhout for all of their hard work painting inside our building. It takes a village to raise a child. Today the village stepped up.

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 Business, Band, Chorus, Art, Physical Education, Read 180 and Math Connections.

Garrett Middle School Tours will be made available for the 2019-2020 school year. Please check back for this information.

New Partnership with MUST Ministries

We are proud to have opened the 30th MUST Ministries food pantry! Through the efforts of the Garrett Middle School staff and community, our new food pantry will help feed and assist Garrett families in need as a part of MUST's Save It Forward Program. Approximately 40 families have visited the food pantry and shopped for items such as groceries, school supplies and more. For more information or how to get involved, contact our school secretary, Shannon Fritts through email or by calling 770-819-2466.

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.