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About This School

Lyman Gilmore Middle School is a public middle school in Grass Valley. The principal of Lyman Gilmore Middle School is Chris Roberts and can be contacted at croberts@gvsd.k12.ca.us. 550 students attend Lyman Gilmore Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 2% of the Lyman Gilmore Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 50% of the 550 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lyman Gilmore Middle School is 19:1. Charis Youth Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 82%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 3%
Asian 2% 0.8%
Hispanic 11% 11%
Unspecified 1.0% 1%
Multiracial 1% %
Filipino 0.8% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 1285%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 50%
Limited English proficiency 2% 5%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Lyman Gilmore is an awesome school! It offers more elective choices than any other school in Nevada County (culinary arts digital arts performing (choir and band) arts and visual arts). I have friends who's children went to Gilmore in years past and according to them the school is better now than it has ever been. Apparently there's new staff and new administration that has turned things around. One of the few schools in the area that offer honors classes in both math and English. Not to mention that the school consistently has the most competitive athletic program in the county as well. Nevada Union teachers have said that Gilmore students come in as extremely prepared. Happy to have my child at Gilmore.

  • (6 months ago)

    This is a great school! It offers more programs than any other in the area has a strong technology focus and diversity in its student population. Most importantly Lyman Gilmore has administrative and teaching staff that care about the students and their education! We're had a great experience with our two daughters. The school now has grade 5-8 which sort of makes me wonder if part of this rating is based on info/sentiment prior to the arrival of the current staff.

  • (7 months ago)

    There is a few teachers there at Lyman Gilmore that truly should not be teaching. Mr. Smith he is a (BULLY) This teacher has bullied students in front of other students and has BULLIED former students too. And he still teaching. ( WHY) ? Mr. Smith has been reported by several parents through out years.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our daughters went to Gilmore and all Grass Valley Schools and have an excellent education and experience. It really is the best school to prepare students for high school college career and life!

  • (2 years ago)

    this school thinks you should know every thing i hear bad things about this school and i dont think its the best

  • (5 years ago)

    I attended Lyman Gilmore for 6th grade. The teachers are o.k. Except for one teacher... He's the best! ( Won't Name.. ) The aids are worried about the littlest things. Like if someone is in a fight and then they see someone eating or drinking on the blacktop they will go to the person who is eating instead of the person thats in the fight. Some of the teachers/aids are to strict! Take a chill pill!

  • (5 years ago)

    My experience has been wonderful. I have had three children attend Lyman Gilmore all with different educational needs. No matter their abilities they were able to get a solid highly supported education. Plus Lyman Gilmore offers more extra curricular activities than many high schoools! Given each of my childrens varied interests I was impressed to see such a broad selection available. Gilmore truly understands balanced education. I have two more children that will be attending in the near future. I am grateful for my experience so far and look forward to my last two enjoying their time in junior high at Lyman Gilmore!

  • (5 years ago)

    lyman gilmore is a fantasaic school exept the times you cant be with your freinds. not every one even has freind most of the student body but most of the kids are rude .i dont want to menchine names because they will get in troble iwould like to know if we can work in class goups more often i dont know about any one else but it would help me under stand . less home work would be nice so could you try to exept my advise

  • (5 years ago)

    I know an 'Excellent' for a school would seem improbable but I miss this school a lot. I honestly want to be a teacher there when I grow up. I graduated from it only a year ago and those three years felt like a dream to me. Thye have a interactive principal which is a tad rare. I was amazed at the spirit's of my fellow class of 2008 when they left. They were all depressed because they had to go.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our student enjoyed the many activities available at Lyman Gilmore including sports and band. She was well-prepared to do very well academically in the most challenging courses (AP) at the high school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have gone to lyman gilmore for three years now and i would just like to say that of all the schools i have gone to and all the people I have met Lyman gilmore is at the top of my list.

  • (6 years ago)

    Gilmore is the best they have a great band a wonderful staff and great activies.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love Gilmore. They have many great programs.

  • (7 years ago)

    We love Gilmore's excellent teachers and diverse student body. Gilmore students are the best prepared for Nevada Union High School and life beyond Nevada County.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is to strict and treats kids like they mean nothing!

  • (8 years ago)

    Not the best school for special needs students.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is my daughters first year I have nothing but praise for the school and the teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    I attended Lyman Gilmore 2002-2005. There are some of the best teachers working there that really realte to the kids and care a lot about them. The counselor is also very caring as well and shows a lot of love for all of the students. The secretaries can be kind of catty but the rest of the administration makes up for it.

  • (8 years ago)

    Most of the older teachers are unhappy and it shows

  • (9 years ago)

    Gilmore has a great elective program. Something for everyone from art to technology! Gilmore also has a very experienced staff.

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