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Yorktown, VA
Students enrolled: 862

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405 Grafton Dr
Yorktown, VA 23692

(757) 898-0525
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June 19, 2013
My son had a great 6th-grade year at Grafton. He was involved in band and advanced academic courses. He--for the first time since starting school--was challenged, but was able to complete the requirements. The block scheduling prepares the students for high school and college. I found the teachers to be supportive, especially when I was deployed.

- submitted by a parent

February 28, 2013
Some very mean kids ruin this school. Very cliquey. Outright bullying. Kids are very much involved in what you wear. Kids get shoved into lockers or books are knocked out of arms and then kicked down the hallway. The school corridors are so crowded that it's a game to the kids who do this as it's hard to retrieve the books. On an upside, there are some very caring teachers and a chance to find your niche at the different extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2013
A zero rating. I have never met a less responsive school when it comes to the needs of their students. They do not care if students are doing well, or if the parents are happy. They have the attitude that "if you don't like it, you can leave." Unfortunately, not everyone has that choice, and WE are paying their bills and salaries! Avoid it if you can, and I pity you if you have no other option.

- submitted by a parent

July 20, 2010
i only went to Grafton my six grade year back in 2005-2006 and i LOVED it i made alot of friends and the teachers where nice and kind to me i took AP classes and it was like high school my older sister graduated from grafton middle when i came in and it was just a blast i made alot of friends and had a sibling relationship like school brothers and school sisters and unfortunately i moved to back to Hampton VA and i was really sad but im happy to say my junior and senior year of high school im going back to grafton and seeing all my friends and actually being happy I LOVE GMS/GHS

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August 30, 2009
My son went 3 years here and I am going to have 2 more kids going here. Overall it is fantastic although I wish there was more racial diversity here. My son has ADHD and kids with problems are sometimes not tended to due to the gifted kids that are predominant. If you are a parent looking for a superb school for academics and overacheivers this is it. If you have a child who is learning disabled you may not get as much help as you would like.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2009
Grafton Middle School is one of the most involved schools that I have been involved with. The PTA is outstanding and does so much to improve the school's programs and involvement. Parents feel welcome. The students have a fantastic time learning with the outstanding staff at GMS! The Leadership/ Administration is awesome. They work well together and the kids are constantly learning new things. There are so many clubs, dances, cultural arts, and fun things to do. The social area is just as important as the education! The advanced classes are offered for the children that need challenges. The school stays real clean by the custodian's. Strong PTA! It's a great school!

- submitted by a parent
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July 25, 2009
My son loves being at Grafton. We moved last year from GA and the transition went quite smoothly. The entire staff is great and the principal is very hands on. He is quite visible and is always seen greeting students in the hallway.

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June 03, 2009
This is the best school in the pennisula! Great teachers, kind students, and the school is huge! We always have a good time at Grafton! Acedemic success is very likely here =]

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November 23, 2008
they really help the kids learn and the pta there is great

- submitted by a student

January 19, 2008
I am a student at Grafton Middle School, and I don't think that it could possibly be a better school. All the teachers are extremely nice, and the school makes sure that there is nothing like bullying, or something crazy like school shootings. I also believe that this school gives me the best education possible, I would highly recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a student

January 11, 2008
I am a former student and i loved Grafton and had the best time there. The teachers are very well educated and a lot of people are very involved. They have lots of sports and a variety of extracuricular with a lot of options. The principal, Dr. Hollar, is amazing. He's really funny but is fair and caring at the same time. The actually building is very clean and up to par, and in great condition. The fact that its also a high school complex makes a smooth move over to the high school, because you've already been slightly exposed to it. It's also not overcrowded. i really wish i hadn't moved away!! =( I highly reccomend this school.

- submitted by a student

June 11, 2007
I think this is one of the best middle schools I have seen out there. They really seem to care about the children and maintaining the school. They are open to parent participation and are very welcoming to the parents (new and old). Dr. Hollar is a GREAT principal! My child loves this school and soon will have another child attending there. She can't wait to go! Thanks Grafton for being an overall superb school.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2006
I have been very happy with Grafton Middle School. Both of my kids are on accelerated tracks and the teachers have been terrific. The school is physically connected to the feeder high school so my son has made an easy transition into high school.

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January 07, 2006
Grafton Middle is a great school. It has one of the best music programs and wonderful athletics. There are a wide variety of clubs and groups. The teachers are wonderful. They really care about the young teens that they teach. It is clean, up to date, and modern. The principle, Dr. Hollard is fantastic. The school is full of smart gifted children and any parent would be proud to say that there child attend GMS. I love it. It is fun and has a diverse group of people to interact with. The lunches are tasty but, the lockers could be a little bit bigger.

- submitted by a student

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Grafton Middle School
405 Grafton Dr, Yorktown, VA  23692
(757) 898-0525
Last modified Grafton Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Grafton Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top