Memphis Schools

Germantown Middle

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: 6 – 8
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 809 Students
  • Theme: Enriched Academics, College Prepratory
  • Languages Offered: Spanish, French
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm
  • Extensive selection of athletics and clubs from which students can choose
  • Offers French and Spanish to 7th graders as an exploratory class and to 8th graders as an Honors class for high school credit; Foreign Language department will host district's first World Language Competition for middle school students
  • Hands-on STEM classes are available to all three grade levels; students participate in STEM competitions
  • Band and Choir programs give students an opportunity to perform in many local events and at least one out of town performance each spring semester
  • Only school in the region to hold 3 days of Challenge Day events each year; a nationally recognized program to empower students to combat issues such as bullying and encourage students to be empathetic, which leads to a more compassionate and positive middle school experience
  • Extracurriculars: Art Club, Band, Baseball, Basketball, Battle of the Books, Beta Club, Big Brother Big Sister, Builders Club, CLICK, Cheer, Chess Club, Choir, Colorguard, Cooking Club, Cross Country Club, Destination Imagination, Educational Leaders of Tomorrow, Football, Generation Z, Jazz Band, Majorettes, Multicultural Club, National Junior Honor Society, Ping Pong Club, Pom, Science Club, Soccer, Softball, Student Council, Swim Club, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wing Chan Kung Fu Club, World Language Club, Yearbook Club
  • Special Education: Functional skills class, behavior intervention class, STEP class
  • Parent Involvement: Watch DOGS, volunteers, fundraising, field trips

Enrollment Info

  • Students must be zoned to school or apply for transfer through Optional or General Choice Transfer Processes. See SCS Optional flyer for more details.
  • Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional attendance - applicants should have As and Bs with no more than one C as a semester average on the most recent comprehensive report card, score at or above the 70th percentile on the total and composite Reading and Math NWEA MAP tests, and have satisfactory conduct and attendance with no more than 15 absences and/or tardies.
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  • Highly Diverse Economically39.3% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


26% 2.7% In 2022, 26% of students tested Proficient or Above
4 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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Reviews (4)

  • GMS IS THE BEST!!!Parent 05/22/2015
    As a parent, I had the honor of bragging for the second year in a row about Germantown Middle School. The Administration, the Teachers. the Staff, and everyone else directly involved are some of the most caring, concerned, and wonderful people that I have meet. They make a very supportive and encouraging... More
  • Amazing, supportive, and lots of great activitiesParent 05/12/2015
    This school has fabulous 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 ... More
  • Go Red Devils!Parent 04/23/2015
    I am confident my 8th grader is prepared for high school. I am satisfied with the level of rigor he has received this academic year. The pride @ GMS has is awesome!
    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... More
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