Welcome To Garrett Middle School

Ms. Jackson, Principal
Dr. Sanders, 6th Grade Assistant Principal
Ms. Hinton, 7th Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Chandler, 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!)

Parents - We would like your input on the Department of Education Georgia School's Parent Survey.  Please click the link below to take a brief survey on our school.  The Spanish version button of the Parent and Student Survey is at the top left once you click on the link.  Your input is vital to our school's success.

Important Dates:  
July 6 - 9: Rising 6th Grader New Gator Camp 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
July 14 - New Student Registration 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
July 30 - Meet & Greet for the new school year TBA
August 3 - 1st Day of School  

News and Announcements

*Click here for our School Supply List*

Summer School

Students who need to meet remediation requirements may register with the Georgia Virtual SchoolPlease note: the registration deadline is June 1st.
For more information, please view the flyers below.

Georgia Virtual School FAQ's Georgia Virtual School Tuition, Dates & Courses

Summer Reading Program
Garrett’s summer reading program theme this year is “Unmask” for grades 6-12.  The public libraries throughout Cobb County are offering amazing events all summer long for kids and teens!

In lieu of reading logs, our school has signed up to participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online reading program that invites children to log their reading minutes to help set a new world record for summer reading. The goal this year for schools around the world is to break last year’s reading world record of 304,749,681 minutes! With your help, we can do it. Click here to learn more about the Summer Reading Challenge and view the book lists. (Haga click aquí para más información)

Summer Food Service Program
The USDA provides a food service program to ensure children of low income families are provided healthy meals during the summer.  Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or text FoodGA to 877-877 and visit
http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/foodservices/ for more information.

Fine Arts Sign-Up for Rising 6th Graders
Rising 6th Graders and Parents:
Below you will find the link for students to access for signing up for one or two of our fine arts programs: Band, Orchestra, or Chorus for the 2015-16 school year. 

Please remember this form is ONLY for students who are coming to Garrett in sixth grade.  Students who sign up are required to commit to ONE year of the program. Students and parents may be contacted over the summer for students to be tested and assessed for proper placement into our programs.  Click the following link to sign-up for our Fine Arts programs:
Rising 6th Graders Zoned for Garrett Middle School

If you have band questions, please email
Katherine.johnson@cobbk12.org
If you have orchestra questions, please email darlisia.lyles@cobbk12.org
If you have chorus questions, please email
Suzanne.gonzalez@cobbk12.org 

June Academy & Summer Opportunities for Students
June Academy registration information for rising 7th and 8th graders may be found by clicking the link below. Students or parents who are looking for additional summer opportunities, scholarships, etc. may also check the Gator Guidance blog.  Please select the Counselor link found at the top of this page for more information as well as the links below.

     
6th Grade New Gator Camp   7th & 8th Grade June Academy        

Standard School Attire

Garrett Middle School requires Standard Dress Attire. We will also have Standard Student Attire for Physical Education classes. Please see the link at the top 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. Fritts, our bookkeeper, or print using the form below.

Spirit Wear Order Form and Pricing Information

 

 

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

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.

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

Christina Goss
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