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Spotlight School Award

Rocky Hill, CT

Principal: Richard Watson
Griswold Middle School Web site

school pictureThe purpose of schooling in Rocky Hill is

(1) to foster a learning climate which challenges the individual student to actively engage in the learning process;

(2) to present a body of knowledge and experience which will result in personal fulfillment and develop the student as a lifelong learner;

(3) to prepare students for responsible citizenship in the global community.

Griswold Middle School was originally designed to meet the educational needs of Rocky Hill's sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students. A $7.7 million building and renovation project at Griswold was completed in 1996, thereby providing additional classroom space.

Students at Griswold Middle School regularly attain above average scores on the Connecticut Mastery Test and, each quarter, approximately one/third of the students achieve honor roll recognition. In addition, Griswold Middle School students have won accolades in the Foreign Language National Exams and Poetry Recitation Contests, National Geographic Geography Bee, Math Counts and numerous essay contests. Community service activities also offer students opportunities to give back to their community. Our GMS Cares Program includes a variety of activities ranging from visits to convalescent homes to raking leaves for the elderly. The staff at Griswold Middle School is proud of the accomplishments of its students.

The Griswold Middle School community strives to provide the best possible educational experience for the adolescents in Rocky Hill. We recognize that this is a team effort between students, parents, staff and all members of the community.

Griswold Middle School first received the NELMS Spotlight School Award in 2002, and its award was renewed in 2005.