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About GCMS

GCS Mission
The mission of Grant County Middle School is to advance knowledge and activate momentum by establishing high expectations and fostering assurance that students, staff, and administration reach their greatest potential.
About GCMS
About GCMS Grant County Middle School educates 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. We want the parents and the community to not just feel welcome, but to be a part of our school.

The goal of Grant County Middle School is to involve students, parents, school staff, and the community in establishing a learning environment that meets the educational, social and emotional needs of all students, so that they reach their highest potential. To accomplish this we have a site based council. The council utilizes the work of committees to function. This allows input from representatives throughout the school community.

We also include community resources in the classroom such as Owen County Electric’s “Touchstone Animal” project, NKU’s “Critters in the Classroom program, Keen’s Engineering classroom project, and inviting weather men such as WLEX’s Bill Meck into the classrooms.

The main academic emphasis school wide is reading. The goal is to diagnose reading deficits with the “Grade Assessment” and treat reading problems with specific instruction. This year we will expand this emphasis to include targeted math instruction. GCMS is also one of the few Middle Schools that have an annual 8th grade trip. This year our destination is Chicago, IL.
Directions to GCMS
From Cincinnati:
Take I-75 South to Dry Ridge, Exit 159. Turn left onto Highway 22 East. Travel 1.9 miles.
Grant County Middle School is on your right, just past Dry Ridge Elementary School.

From Lexington:
Take I-75 North to Barnes Road, Exit 156. Turn right onto Barnes Road. Travel .8 mile. At first stop sign (just past Grant County Public Library) turn left onto Arnie Risen Blvd. Travel 1.1 miles (“Arnie Risen Blvd.” becomes “School Road” just past the Grant County Board of Education Office.) Grant County Middle School will be on your left.
School Information


John Preston, Lead Principal

Craig Smith, Asst. Principal

Ray Stanley, Asst. Principal

Dr. Elizabeth Dalzell
Lynn Bailey

Athletic Director
Craig Smith

School Information
Grades: 6th, 7th & 8th
Enrollment: 900 Students

School Colors: Blue & Gold
Mascot:  Braves

School Hours
Buses Unload:  7:30 to 8am
Announcements: 8:10am
1st Wave Dismissal: 2:55pm

SBDM Council
John Preston

Teacher Representatives
Michael Camacho
Andrew McGrannahan
Jacob Morris

Parent Representatives
Cosette Hicks

Rachele Spencer 
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