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7925 Cd Smith Road
Germantown, TN 38138

(901) 756-2338
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May 12, 2015
This school has fabulous, effective, and experienced teachers who really work with students individually to motivate them to succeed. The students in turn motivate each other - it is a great environment. Wonderful programs include the award-winning bands and choirs, both French and Spanish programs, and too many fun clubs to mention. Superior academics through the optional program, including STEM classes. Everyone is made to feel welcome. Very international - all students will feel at home, no matter what their origins. This is my 6th year (2 students x 3 years each), and I am sad that it is my last (although looking forward to my youngest advancing to high school). Just went on an amazing band and choir competition trip, and the kids were wonderfully behaved, the parents are very supportive and involved, and the teachers love what they do and they love our children.

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2015
It is nothing short of amazing what can be done with the support of Administration, Teachers and Parents! The moment you walk in the office, you know you are going to be part of something special. The concern that administration and teachers have for each and every student is refreshing. As a parent, the comfort in knowing that your child is receiving a "top notch" education is of the utmost importance. This is such a special school on so many levels!!!!

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August 17, 2014
My son is in 7th grade and this is his second year at GMS. This is the first year that GMS has been part of the optional program through Shelby County and I am very impressed. He is in Language Arts CLUE, pre-algebra, honors science and social studies, STEM and French. He will also have Spanish next semester. Class sizes are small ranging from about 16 in his smallest class to 25 in his STEM class. They have also introduced many new sports programs and the band remains top-notch. The teachers seem eager and well-qualified. Furthermore, I have found the new administration and PTSA to be extremely helpful, smart and responsive.

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August 17, 2014
The current principal is a real go-getter. Bullying is NOT on the rise and in fact GMS is growing and thriving and the only kids who have come in from far away have not been bused in but have been driven in by their parents as part of our new optional (honors) program. Parents whose kids who are currently part of other school systems should really focus their opinions where they actually have real knowledge about what is currently going on.

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August 13, 2014
A few years ago this school was not doing well. It received a new principal last year and things were really looking up. During the formation of Municipal schools in Germantown, this school was left out and will remain under the county. It's former principal left to work for the Municipal system and the new principal is taking it back where it was. The old principal made it a point to get to know every student. My child had not even spoken to the new one months after she was there. It has descended into a prison like atmosphere the way they change classes and the way lunch is conducted. It is a guilty until proven innocent situation where they are punished for what they might do. Teacher morale is low which makes its way down to the students. Bullying is making a big come back, and the once improving school is back on the decline. Now with the municipal schools, most kids here are bussed in from far away and there are almost no neighborhood kids. Very sad what has happened to a once thriving school.

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January 24, 2014
The school overall is great!! I love it! Buttttt, the librarian is very.....dramatic. If you ever lose your books, watch out! She will be P-O'd. MAJORLY.

- submitted by a community member

October 27, 2013
My son attended Germantown Elementary School K-5 and had a terrific experience there. We were concerned about the transition to middle school, but he has loved it so far. His teachers have high expectations but are caring and are helping these youngest students learn their way around. The band program is outstanding. We love the diversity of the faculty and student body and also the high amount of school spirit. Parents are involved in their children's education, and the school has a wonderful PTA. We love GMS!

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October 26, 2013
We recently moved here from Illinois and our son is a 6th grader. I'm impressed with the curriculum and quality staff at Germantown Middle School. The diversity of the student body and teaching staff adds to the quality of this school.

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October 25, 2013
My school is Germantown Middle. My son attended Germantown Elementary (K-5) and is now a 6th grader at the GMS. We've been very impressed with both schools smart, caring teachers and a high level of parent involvement. We've had a GREAT experience here.

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September 20, 2013
My school is Germantown Middle School. My son is a 6th grader and having such a great experience. My older son attended GMS too. The GMS has the best teachers.They are very caring!! They want each child to succeed! GMS has the BEST PTA! They do so much for the school. Finally Germantown Middle School is so fortunate to have such a wonderful principal, Mr Cathey!!

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June 20, 2011
This is a great school. There is a high level of parent involvement and the teachers are wonderful.

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March 19, 2010
My daughter came to GTown Middle as a 6th Grader this year. So far she loves it! We moved out of Fayette County to put her in a better school system. She is now top of her class, and loves her teachers....That says alot these days! Teachers who know the students, and actually care about them, and how they are doing in school, life, and home. They are a great faculty, and deserve a huge pat on the back! Congrats! ...and 'Thank you!' for caring about our children!

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September 04, 2008
One of the best in the state of TN. Very active PTA, high scholastic standards, diverse culture. Great music and sports programs as well.

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May 20, 2007
Im in seventh grade at gtown and im about to go into 8th. The schools is awsome great activities awsome teachers and cool kids. I dont see any reason why anyone wouldnt like it here at germantown.

- submitted by a student

March 29, 2007
We requested a transfer for our son from Southwind Middle to G'town Middle. It was one of the best decisions we've made concerning our child's education. The staff shows interest in what our children learn. Communication with the teachers via email or open house is 'Excellent'! The 7B staff really keep me informed on my son's progress. I've requested a transfer for my youngest son for the same reason(s). Also, many of the students are members of academic clubs/societies and I am very impressed with the fact that so many qualify and participate!

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Germantown Middle School
7925 Cd Smith Road, Germantown, TN  38138
(901) 756-2338
Last modified Germantown Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Germantown Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top