I can't say enough about Gurrie Middle School. The teachers, the kids, the Principal, the Superintendent, and the other families that have children at the school are top notch. We have had four children come through these doors. The staff involvement is incredible. Many of the staff still keep tabs on my kids who were well prepared for the next level. My kids tested well in the national tests due to the preparation the school provided. They also had a great base at Spring Ave Elementary School.
All the teachers we worked with are heavily involved after school. Their enthusiasm is contagious. My kids ran to school in the early am and ran home after their after school activities. They ran home because they wanted to talk about their exciting day. I thought that would wear off but it never did.
We also know our home has appreciated in value due to this school. We haven't thought about moving due to the success we have had with the school. We have encouraged many friends to move into this area due to the school and the environment the school brings. No one has been disappointed,
Academics, community support / involvement, and sports are all encouraged. Kids are very well rounded and confident at the school and go into high school that way.
Access to teachers as well as high level administrators of District 105 is excellent.
We couldn't ask for a better school.
This school is amazing!!! The teachers engage the kids not only in academics but in being a responsible community member. This is a great school with wonderful students and staff that truly care about each other. Between the elementary school and middle school this is the place to live!!
Did a Civil War enrichment activity for Gurrie. The most visually stimulating and engaging history class I have ever seen. Teacher loves her job and her kids. They were well- prepared, attentive and responsive. They really "got it". A joy to teach at such a place. If the rest of the school is as good it would be worth buying a house in the district! I was THAT impressed.
This school is moving forward and doing wonderful things for children. The staff is excellent and child centered. It has so many supports for students and families. What a great place to send my child!