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6-8
Public district
Tucson, AZ
Students enrolled: 679
 

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350 S. Harrison
Tucson, AZ 85748

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(520) 225-6060
(520) 731-4601
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November 18, 2014
Gridley Middle School is a great school. My child transferred to this school after 2 years at another middle school. The teachers and other students have made him feel very welcome. He is ADHD and there is a great support system in place to help him be successful. Overall I would highly recommend this school. The Principal, Mr. Davies is always available to help you or your child.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2014
Gridley Middle School Absolutely a great school if you have a well functioning child . Horrible if you have a child who needs extra help . I have a Child with ADHD and it is like pulling teeth to get any extra accommodations from the staff . Even with a 504 in place they still push him aside . I live 1 block out of the boundaries of this school so my son is open enrollment . He wanted to attend this school so he could attend the same school with his stepsisters . I have been told my son is being promoted to 8th grade for the 2014-2015 school year but wont be welcome back to Gridley due to his grades !!! Um are you kidding me!? If you have a child who has no struggles with learning then great send them here but if you have a child who has a very hard time with learning STAY FAR AWAY !!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
We are loving our transition to Gridley. There is way more options here and the teachers are very responsive. The principle is wonderful and accessible. We made the right choice by moving to Gridley!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
I'm an eighth grader at Gridley this year and it has been such a great school! Making the transition from elementary to middle school was difficult for me and every teacher has been supportive and caring from the beginning! I actually look forward to going to school every day! I would recommend Gridley Middle School 100%! :)

- submitted by a community member
May 17, 2013
Very very disappointed in Gridley Middle School. They employ teachers who are not certified to teach. I was confused when my son who excels in math was struggling. Six months later a notice is sent home saying she will no longer be in the classroom since she has exceeded her time without certification. My son lost 6 months of valuable time. Also they discourage parent involvement. If I send an email or call one of his teachers he gets yelled at the next day about how they dont want to hear from parents. I would definitely not send my children here.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2013
Not a great school :( I hoped it would be but recently several certain things were handled very poorly by several different administrative people. The admin was not supportive, friendly or helpful but more snotty, and unhelpful even when it came to light they were in wrong. The school was not willing to fix the wrongs they made. I don't know how they expect to lead by example when even the school doesn't own their mistakes.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2012
Gridley Middle School is an AMAZING school! Coming from a student of 3 years at this school, currently an 8th gader, the teachers are absolutely outstanding and awesome to us, and Mrs. Sheppe, the principal, new my name on my first day and never forgot it, along with every other teacher, and i feel like they are all my best friends! Gridley is a fantastic choice for new 6th graders, because everyone i know has loved their experience with Gridley! GO GRIZZLIES!!!

- submitted by a community member
June 29, 2011
i am not proud of gridley. the students can be obnoxis and rather rude. my children of 18 16 and 13 have all attended gridley and all have had not bright experiecnces at that school. staff can be unprofessional and discrimanating. what i have heard from my children is apauling. i have pulled my 13 year out of that school to attend magee. i had high standards for that school and they have not quite met them. not everyone has the same learning chance. your experences may be different but mine is repulsive.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2011
As grandparents and legal guardians to an exceptional Gridley MS student we remain most appreciative of the understanding and support we have experienced from his Teacher, Teacher Assistants, Assistant Principal, Nurse,Nursing Staff, School Counselor, and Principal that kept our exceptional student IN school throughout the school year. This is a great reflection of a Principal actually partners with staff and parents to help students experience acceptance, personal success and an education be they exceptional or not.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
Well, another school year is about to end and we remain delighted with the excellent service Gridley Middle School has provided to us in regard to our Exceptional Student again this year. Thanks to his user-friendly teacher and a very supportive school atmosphere (where staff actually work well together in order to benefit students) we were able to keep our exceptional student in school in spite of his numerous memory deficits and behavioral challenges. Thanks Gridley!

- submitted by a community member
July 18, 2010
My son is entering the 8th grade at Gridley this year and we are extremely pleased with the quality education he has received thus far. The principal, Mrs. Scheppe, is a very involved, positive, firm administrator. She is at parent drop-off/pick-up every day, greeting the children by name and getting to know them. As I parent, I appreciate seeing her ensure that our children are safe and she is aware of what is happening on campus. The assistant principal, Mr. Davies, is also very involved with the students and has no tolerance for bullying, disrespect, etc. The team-approach that Gridley implements ensures excellent communication between parents and teachers. The teachers and administration run a tight ship and maintain a high academic standard. I highly recommend Gridley!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
This is not a school I would ever recomend to any parent. the teachers mainly Mrs. Rau have got no business being teachers. The principle has got to have some sort of clue. But dealing with her just proves that she really has no clue what goes on. except her laughing and thinking everything is funny. I'm very dissapointed in TUSD. for them to allow the continuation of bad teaching is rediculus. DONT SEND YOUR CHILD THERE!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2010
I have had one child graduate from Gridley and now have another in her second year there. The teacher and administration support is wonderful. My first child loved the drama activities offered. My second child is in accellerated, advanced and GATE classes. There are study groups and academic support galore. Those who doubt TUSD provides a good education really need to take a better look. My 2nd and 1st graders are anxious to become Grizzlies!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
Gridley is an incredible school because they take the time to acknowledge children who work hard in behavior and achieve high standards in their academics. At the end of every quarter children with no referrals get to attend an award party. At the end of a child's schooling at Gridley children who have maintained an A average GPA get to go out on a day of a limo ride to various places including lunch. Each child gets a bag full of coupons for free items to be redeemed at businesses within the area of Gridley. Thanks to the wonderful PTA who spends hours getting businesses to donate these coupons. Way to go Gridley! Show these children that hard work pays off!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
We have had three children attend Gridley. The principal, staff and teachers are wonderful and caring. Our oldest daughter went on to University High School and did well. Our son required special attention and the teachers and counselors worked closely with us and him to help him succeed. They put together an IEP specifically for him to meet his situation. He is now doing very well in high school. Our youngest daughter is doing very well at Gridley now. She is in orchestra and her teacher continues to encourage and inspire her as she learns to master the viola.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Gridley is a wonderful middle school with caring and attentive teachers who are doing the very best with the children under the terrible conditions that are troubling our public school system.

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September 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2009
Anyone who says Gridley is a terrible school they are wrong. i have only been at this school for 6 days now and all the teachers are so funny and nice and Mrs.Scheppe is the best principal you could ever have. My name is hard to pronounce and the first day of school she was already asking me how's going (name)! i really recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
August 05, 2009
I am a sixth grader at gridly and has been very good year.The teachers pay more attention if you go after school > but the principal is the best she principal and the band teacher mrs.Switer is a good director!all three bands made it to disneyland to play there!

- submitted by a student
January 05, 2009
I am in sixth grade at this school. I might be moving and i will miss it if I leave. I think that a better music program would be good. Three electives are rotated throughout the year which is good because you get to try everything. Lunches are healthy but they taste good, too. They have a P.B.S. plan (Positive Behavioral Skills) and if you follow it and get good grades you get rewards. Overall, I give this school 5 Stars. If you are going into sixth, you are lucky because all of the teachers are really cool.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 11, 2008
Gridley is an amazing middle school! I'm now attending this extremely extraordinary learning environment after a couple years at a nearby charter middle school. What a difference! The students at this school are very repectful, the staff and teachers take pleasure in teaching a child to their fullest capability, there's great communication through PTSA, incredible extracurricular activities (like sports, student council, and NJHS), and there's just a wonderfully welcoming environment that most other middle schools tend to lack. I can truly take pride in knowing that my school is exceptional in numerous ways. Grizzlies rock!!!!!

- submitted by a student
January 30, 2008
Good school, great principal, most of the teachers are good. Some teachers seem to lack in organization skills. Orchestra is great, the music program is the saving grace of TUSD.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2008
This is probably the best school ive ever been to. Mrs. Rishor your awsome!

- submitted by a student
August 09, 2007
I have had 3 of my children go to gridley. 1 Currently and both me and my husband also went there,they are grate with gifted children but avg and below avg are treated like dirt by teachers and other students.If any of my 3 other children are avg and not gifted I will not allow them to go to gridley. They need to take childrens feeling into account and protect them from other students and teachers when needed.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2007
Gridley is a good school acedemically for gifted students. They have the option for taking some advanced courses, but I wish Science had advanced courses. The principal is outstanding, adn really listens to parent's opinions and is quick to respond to your concerns in a positive way. 6th grade teachers are more willing to help your child succeed than 7th grade teachers, as some do not see the need follow 504 plans. Over all we liked this school, but are moving my daughter to a private school for her last year because she was constantly being picked on, and teachers did not seem to offer much assistance.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2007
the teachers at this school really care for their students. I think if I was sent to a different school I might not get as good grades as I do here. its going to be hard leaving it next year.

- submitted by a student
February 09, 2006
Mr. Aleshire is a super teacher. He cares about the students. His lesson are clear and easy to understand. Try to get him for your child.

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January 30, 2006
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January 16, 2006
Lack of dress code enformcement is a problem at this school.

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January 04, 2006
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December 14, 2005
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November 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2005
My child attends Gridley and we are very pleased overall with the school. Programs are offered for gifted students and there are many extracurricular activities. Band and orchestra classes meet for one hour every day and there are several performances throughout the year. The staff and teachers are friendly and available.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2005
Gridley Middle School is a great school for your child to attend to! It has great teachers who are willing to spend whatever time they need with you so you understand what you need to. Gridley also has an excellent Principle and Vice Principle, and the staff...they are amazing! Gridley is a very clean school and is extremely suitible for a middle schooler to attend!

- submitted by a student
August 09, 2005
My daughter transfered to gridley in the middle of the year and had such an easy time transitioning because of the wonderful staff. Gridley is a graet middle school.

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July 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2004
Gridley is an all around good school for the average student. The teachers are par for the course for Tucson. Nothing stood out. The band program is seriously lacking good direction. My daugher maxed out her Stanford 9 and AIMS tests there, but the average is low for other students. I feel they do not encourage gifted students as much as they should.

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June 17, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
May 26, 2004
Gridley is a very safe and educational school! I happen to go there and I love it! I would never go anywhere else! The staff and administration is great! They love to work with the kids and create a great place to learn! I learned so much this year and I usaully don't learn alot so quick! I guarentee your child would learn the greatest amount of education ever! I recommend you send your child to Gridley Middle School! We are an excelling school with an exceptional attendence! We laugh we learn we like to have fun so get out and go to Gridley Middle School and actually learn somthing worth while! And you make great friends so go out and make tons of friends and keep them forever in the great yearbook that you buy for a low low cost! Don't delay go to Gridley Middle School today!

- submitted by a student
May 14, 2004
Great school. Conscientious teachers, strong academically. Our daughter has had a wonderful year.

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November 12, 2003
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Gridley Middle School
350 S. Harrison, Tucson, AZ  85748
(520) 225-6060
Last modified Gridley Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gridley Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top