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Dear, Gainesville Middle School West Family,

I am honored to be the proud principal of Gainesville Middle School West!  Together, we have a unique and special opportunity as we launch a new school. 

As the ninth school in the Gainesville City School System, we will make our mark to Inspire, Nurture, Challenge, and Prepare each scholar.  This is an exciting time for all stakeholders, scholars, teachers, staff, parents and the community.  Although we are One Gainesville, we can claim West as a brand to wear and be proud of.

The mission of GMS West is to Inspire, Motivate, Empower, Engage, and Educate all staff and scholars to be of excellence.  The vision for GMS West is to become a world-class school.  When scholars walk through this building, they will be held to high standards of academic excellence and expected to compete with peers in the state, nation and the world.  Our core business at GMS West is teaching, learning and support.  The staff will meet your child where they are academically and socially and we will provide the support needed to advance.

I am looking forward to a partnership with you, the parents, so that we can provide the best middle school experience for your scholar.  Apart from academics, your scholar will have the opportunity to join clubs, athletic teams and activities to broaden their life experiences.  They will have a voice and choice to build and cultivate their leadership qualities.

Scholars, the traditions you build as the Class of 2027, Class of 2028, and Class of 2029 will be your lasting legacy at Gainesville Middle School West and the community.  Let your excellence shine every day!


Proud Principal Mair

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School Hours

We are adjusting the SCHOOL TIMES for this school year! 
School Starts: 8:05 am
School Opens: 7:30 am                                                                    School Dismissal: 3:05 pm
All students picked up: 3:30 pm

All Checkouts must be done before 2:30pm

Rising 7th Grade Immunization

As a reminder, all rising 7th graders need to have immunizations updated before school starts. Please contact or visit your Health department or private healthcare provider to verify that your child's vaccinations are up to date.

Address change/update click here for more information.

Which middle school are you ZONED for?

Use the ATTENDANCE MAP link below to find your SCHOOL ZONE! The dividing line is John Morrow Parkway (blue line on the map).  ATTENDANCE MAP