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GRIDLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL IS A "B"
WITH AN A+ EXPERIENCE!
ACADEMICS, FINE ARTS AND ATHLETICS ALL UNDER ONE ROOF!
Gridley Middle School
values each student's potential to achieve. Our
Highly Qualified teachers are committed to meeting the needs of our
middle school students. We are a
top performing school as
evidenced by our AIMS
test results, Parent Satisfaction ratings and Welcoming School Climate.
The staff at Gridley believes in the
teaming concept because it
enhances communication and curriculum integration while preventing
students from "falling through the cracks". We offer
Honors classes in
all of our core subjects including
Algebra and Spanish for high
We also have exceptional Band, Guitar and Orchestra programs.
We have a greenhouse, orchard and chicken coop. We thank Raytheon for partnering with us this year to
offer our Virtual Reality class. Gridley's innovation
will continue to have our students leading the district!
Our instruction includes a
focus on Systems Thinking habits and tools
which immerse our students in
classrooms rich in relevant problem solving, interdisciplinary
connections, and thought-provoking dialogue. A Systems Thinking learning
environment is motivating and engaging for even the most reluctant
learner. Teachers report that the visual nature of the Systems
Thinking tools enables students to organize and express their thinking
more clearly. The tools help motivate those students who tend to
be hesitant to fully engage in learning activities. We believe that
"Success is the Only Option" and that Gridley is the only middle school
that has those positive relationships needed to make that happen!
Gridley’s Core Values
I AM RESPECTFUL
I AM RESPONSIBLE
I AM READY TO LEARN
I SUPPORT A SAFE SCHOOL
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Benefits of Systems Thinking in K-12
Improves ability to connect learning
to real-world situations.
Develops a framework for solving
Enhances the communication of ideas
for students with reading and
writing challenges through the
visual nature of the tools.
Creates awareness and consideration
of short-term, long-term, and
Enables more thoughtfulness in
negotiating life choices.
Increases motivation and enthusiasm
Facilitates English language
learners communication of their
thinking and understanding through
the visual, non-linguistic nature of
Increases student engagement.
Fosters a learner-centered
Facilitates the integration of
rigorous thinking in instruction
which is a key to achieving
Enhances an educational environment
that is cooperative,
interdisciplinary, and relevant.
Correlates to 21st Century Skills,
STEM goals, and Common Core
Provides structure for social and
emotional development leading to a
decrease in disciplinary problems.
Benefits to Administrators
Enhances organizational capacity to
deal with complex problems in an
open, honest and meaningful way.
Provides a common language and a set
of tools that facilitate
Helps determine high-leverage
actions and solutions to problems
Increases student engagement that
positively impacts attendance and
start at 8:30 a.m.
dismisses at 3:30 p.m.
Wed, school dismisses at 2:30 p.m.)