About GMS

ABOUT Gainesville Middle School
Caught in the middle! No longer children, but not yet adults. What an ever-changing time of life, characterized by an unparalleled energy level to balance social, emotional and academic learning. 

The middle school instructional day consists of four blocks of instruction.  The core block is 50-60 minutes in length, and focuses on learning opportunities in math, social studies, science, and language arts.  Remediation, enrichment and acceleration opportunities are offered during the daily achievement period--What I Need (WIN).  An emphasis on reteaching and reassessing of essential core concepts is an integral component of the achievement period to ensure all students master the standards.

The exploratory block consists of two classes that are each approximately forty-five minutes in length.  Classes are offered on a nine-week basis, and may include courses in career technology education (CTAE), fine arts (band, general music, chorus, drama, art), modern languages (Spanish), and physical education and health.

Students are expected to attend schools 180 days during the regular school year. The student handbook outlines the attendance policies in detail, as well as consequences for non-attendance. Excused absences are granted by the school system under certain circumstances deemed appropriate by the administration.

Students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades begin receiving counseling, advisement, career awareness, career interest inventories and information to assist them in evaluating their academic skills and career interests. Before the end of the second semester of the eighth grade, students will develop an individual graduation plan in consultation with their parents, guardians, or individuals appointed by the parents or guardians to serve as their designee. The individual graduation plan will carry over to high school and it will be used to prepare students for a seamless transition to post-secondary study, further training, or employment.


MISSION: As ONE GAINESVILLE, we will inspire, nurture, challenge, and prepare our students as we educate them to be successful in a 21st century global society.

VISION: Our students will think critically, act compassionately, work meaningfully, choose wisely, and live joyfully.


Mascot: Red Elephants
Founded: 1893
School Colors: Red & White
Enrollment: 6th-8th Grade, Approx. 1,800 students
Feeder Schools: 6 elementary schools (Centennial, Enota, Fairstreet, Gainesville Elementary, Mundy Mill, and New Holland)
Cluster: Gainesville High School

Classes: 8:25 a.m.-3:25 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The school building opens at 7:30 am each day for students for breakfast. Parents may pick up car riders beginning at 3:25 pm. All student must be picked up by 4:00 pm unless they are participating in a supervised after school activity. 

A photo ID is required to checkout students of parents/guardians/contacts listed in PowerSchool. Parents may update contacts at any time by visiting the front office with photo ID. Checkouts are allowed before 3:00 pm. Students are encouraged to schedule any needed appointments before or after school to remain at school all day each day. 


Gainesville Middle School Address
1581 Community Way
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
Main Number: 770-534-4237
Fax Number: 770-287-2022
 GOSA Report Card
As a Title I school district, we are required to provide an annual report card to you. The Governor's Office of Student Achievement has created a report card that measures all schools in the state of Georgia. You can access the report card here.