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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

Lesley Stoll, secretary

 

School Letter Grade – A (based on 2016 ISTEP+ results)

 

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

 

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 2014-2015: 883

Teachers:  42

Program Assistants: 16

Counselors: 2; Part-time psychologist: 1

ESP:  8

Classrooms: 30

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 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.

 

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.