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About Discovery Middle School

Discovery Middle School, 10050 Brummitt Road Granger, IN 46530

574/674-6010 

Fax: 574/679-4214

 

Sheryll Harper, Principal

Troy Kauffman, Assistant Principal

Kristie Thielka, Secretary

 

Click here for a list of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation contacts.

 

”A” rated School & School District
Discovery is one of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation’s seven “A” rated schools and the #3 public middle school in the state of Indiana!

 

For the seventh consecutive year, P-H-M has received an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education. P-H-M serves more than 11,100 students in its 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and Penn High School. With the release of the Spring 2018 ISTEP+ results, P-H-M ranks in the state’s Top 6% for grades 3-8. 

 

Overall, 64 percent of Indiana schools received an A or B. For more information on and to view the 2017-18School Accountability Grades, please click here to visit the IDOE website.

 

ISTEP+ Spring 2018 Results­­­­–Percent of students passing ISTEP+

                English/Language Arts     Math         

Grade 6            90%                          85%
Grade 7            90%                          78%                                              
Grade 8            94%                          87%

 

Click here to see school demographic data and past school Performance Reports on the Indiana Department of Education website.

 

2016-17 Four Star School  Click here to see the list of criteria.

 

History

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.

 

Overview

Grades 6, 7, 8

Enrollment 2017-18:  909

School day:  9:05 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Special Facilities

  • Fitness and main gymnasiums
  • Fitness lab
  • 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
  • Indoor track

 

Academic Programs

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.

 

Parent Involvement

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 has been named a National Blue Ribbon School twice, in 2006 and 2013, and has been identified as an Indiana Blue Ribbon School in 2001-02 and 2005-06. The IDOE has named Discovery a Four Star School consistently 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.

 

Activities

  • Academic competitions program
  • After school club program
  • Athletic teams
  • Fine arts/life management programs
  • Intramural/recreation program
  • 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

Mascot:  Archers

 

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.