Granville Middle School serves as a model for and reflection of the Granville community. Here each person, student, staff member and teacher is encouraged to grow and mature. Wisdom and self-reliance, skill and creativity, tolerance and commitment are taught and learned in an atmosphere of mutual caring and respect.
Granville Middle School has been designated an Excellent school by the Ohio Department of Education. We earned our Excellent rating by reaching all seven state indicators, including: seventh grade reading, math and writing; eighth grade reading, math, science and social studies. In addition, we continue to maintain an outstanding Performance Index Score and make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as required by the state of Ohio. Granville Middle School has also been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School.
Granville Middle School provides critical transitions tools to help students learn the core academic material that will enable them to be successful in high school. Middle school students also need to develop independent learning and social skills. Our goal is to help students learn to create and maintain relationships, as well as build trust to engender success. GMS integrates study skills, time management and organization skills in to their lessons. Academic Program Granville Middle School proudly participates in the Making Middle Grades Work program, a leading, research based program to improve student achievement and critical thinking. This program focuses on a rigorous and challenging academic core curriculum for all students. Staff provides the teaching and learning conditions that support continuous improvement in student achievement. Our school was recognized for literacy and science achievements by the Making Middle Grades Work program.
Most recently, GMS was one of six middle schools nationwide to receive the Pacesetter Award. All middle school students benefit from an academic core curriculum that integrates learning, challenges them and appeals to their interests.
GMS aligns curriculum to what students must know, understand and be able to do to succeed in math, science, English and social studies. Plus, we use technology as a key learning tool.
Granville Middle School offers an extensive mix of co- and extra curricular activities. Adventure Club focuses on environmental issues. Student council, yearbook staff and Power of the Pen offer unique leadership development opportunities. A large selection of fine arts programs are also available to students, including: choir, band, jazz band, marching band, and steel drum band, as well as art and drama clubs. Customary sports programs are available for boys and girls. Students can also enjoy archery, lacrosse, field hockey, fencing, and ski club.
GHS offers students a full spectrum of extracurricular activities and programs to compliment their academic learning. Students may choose to participate in sports and athletic clubs; Debate, Mock Trial and Student government programs; French & Spanish Honor Clubs; Drama & Thespian groups; Marching, Pep and Jazz Bands, along with an Orchestra program; Yearbook and Newspaper organizations; Key Club, Envirothon and other service learning groups. We invite your inquiries and visit to our school to learn more.