Discovery Middle School, 10050 Brummitt Road Granger, IN 46530
574/674-6010 Fax: 574/679-4214
Sheryll Harper, principal
Troy Kauffman, assistant principal
Lesley Stoll, secretary
Discovery Middle School was completed in the summer of 1996 and welcomed the first student body for the 1996-97 school year. Discovery Middle School serves families from Mary Frank, Horizon, and, Northpoint. Each area of the school contains the latest technical equipment to assist students as they prepare for their place in the 21st century. The school community is committed to providing a safe, interactive learning environment where all can achieve their personal best.
Grades 6, 7, 8
Enrollment 2014-2015: 883
Program Assistants: 16
Counselors: 2; Part-time psychologist: 1
School day: 9:05 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fitness and main gymnasiums
Flexible instruction areas
Grade level team resource/office space
Instructional Materials Center (IMC)
Computer labs, Learning Labs and Writing Centers
Family and Consumer Science technology lab
Soundproof music practice rooms
Electronic keyboard lab
Television studio/production rooms
Basketball and Tennis courts
Soccer and football fields
Student test results and academic performances give us information needed to better meet our student’s individual needs and strengths. Discovery Middle School provides students with a positive learner- centered environment. Discovery Middle School sets high expectations for student performance across all curriculums. Student exemplars are used to set targets and continuously raise the bar. Discovery Middle School offers all students a wide variety of learning experiences and recognizes that each child is talented in different ways. The staff is committed to lifelong learning and creating an environment where all children succeed. The school has a proactive anti-bullying and positive behavior plan in place.
ISTEP+ Spring 2016 Results–Percent of students passing ISTEP+
English/Language Arts Math
Grade 6 88.8 86.2
Grade 7 95.3 85.5
Grade 8 92.1 85.7
Discovery Middle School has a caring, education-centered Parent Teacher Organization committed to encouraging each student to excel. The parent volunteer program attests to the fact that the community believes education is the product of a partnership involving student, parent and educator.
Honors and Achievements
Discovery was named a 2006 NCLB National Blue Ribbon School. Discovery has been identified as an Indiana Blue Ribbon School in 2001-02 and 2005-06 and an Indiana Four Star School every year.
Students show a commitment to excellence and personal best. Academic and athletic competitions afford each student the opportunity to excel in a number of areas. Participation in competitions provides students with a sense of accomplishment and collaboration.
Academic competitions program
After school club program
Fine arts/life management programs
National Junior Honors Society program
Performing fine arts (band, orchestra, chorus, piano)
Respect for all program
Student Council program
Student Intervention programs
Colors: Dark green/old gold with burgundy trim
Archers have to be ‘on target’ the same as we do at school. An Archer has to be as “sharp” as an arrow. This mascot goes perfectly with our logo, for there is an arrow going straight through it. An Archer not only “points” us the right way, but as students of Discovery Middle School, we should Aim High with our goals to get a better start on life. We practice our AIM High goals throughout the school: A - positive attitude, I - integrity, and M - Make a Difference.