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Welcome Red Elephant Community!

PrincipalI am privileged to work with an outstanding faculty and staff at GMS to make a smooth transition for our students during this uncertain time. Our classrooms have been modified to increase social distancing, signage has been installed throughout the building to guide students, and our schedule has been modified to allow for more time for mask breaks, hand washing, and opportunities to access outdoor learning spaces. Whether we are learning in person or remotely at home, our goal is to encourage active student engagement to foster a lifetime love for learning.  Partnering with families will be crucial this year as we face many obstacles due to the global pandemic.  We appreciate your support as you work with students at home to practice safety protocols such as wearing a mask and washing hands. We encourage families to stay connected and informed by following our district website for important updates and information. 

The middle school years are full of opportunity and change for students and families. Therefore, we commit as a school to work to provide the most meaningful academic, social, and life-long learning experiences for your children. We strive daily to carry out our mission to inspirenurturechallenge and prepare our students.

I am eager to witness your children grow, succeed, and connect with the GMS family throughout these years in middle school. We value our partnership with families as we navigate these challenging times together. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions or concerns. Stay safe!

Go Big Red!

Misty Freeman, Principal
Gainesville Middle School 

APWelcome students and parents to our 20-21 school year. Sixth grade is a year of change as we welcome six elementary schools to combine for one 6th grade class at GMS. We as a school, believe in the everyday practice of being readyrespectfulresponsible, role model Red Elephants.

Gary Papka
6th Grade Assistant Principal 


APWelcome to 7th grade! I am excited as we continue to grow our school culture through building relationships with the students, staff, families, and community.

Curtis Shelton 
7th Grade Assistant Principal

APWelcome 8th Graders and Families! As you enter your last year of middle school, the expectations are pushed even higher to watch you grow academically with role modeling the PBIS Student expectations of the 4Rs-- ready, respectful, responsible, role model. 

Andrea Loureiro
8th Grade Assistant Principal 

APWhat did you learn today? Everyday, I encourage you to ask your students what they learned today. Each class has an essential question (EQ) they work toward mastering everyday in each class. As educators, we strive to teach the students mastery of the standards. 

Titia Sargent
Curriculum and Instruction Assistant Principal


APWelcome to our family! 

Faith Simpson
Exploratory Assistant Principal
GMS Athletic Director


GCCharacter is what it is about everyday. The attitude and effort put forth everyday defines your character.Representing the G means displaying the ready, respectful, responsible, role model attitude everyday--even when no one is watching. 


Chuck Graham
Graduation Coach


How can I help? Seeing every student succeed is our goal at Gainesville Middle School. We work together to support our students and staff succeed and move to the next level of achievement. 

Kenneth Marquez
Graduation Coach





SPSupporting all students as they grow academically is my goal each day at GMS. 

Michael Enright
Special Ed Coordinator





Serving the English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is my primary are to support--students and teachers. 

Michelle Cantrell
ESOL Coordinator





Student growth is the focus. Leading the school wide effort of MTSS I serve through supporting students and teachers, communicating with parents, and data digging to find the areas to support for our HERD.  

Ryan London
MTSS Coordinator