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About This School

Gray Middle School is a public middle school in Tacoma. The principal of Gray Middle School is Dr. Brenda McBrayer. 607 students go to Gray Middle School and identify primarily as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 71% of the 607 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Gray Middle School is 18:1. Visitation Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Orchestra
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 35% 47%
Black, non-Hispanic 28% 23%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Hispanic 16% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 14%
Multiracial 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 57%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is bad don't let any other review tell you other wise. I was a student there for one year and halfway through the year i already wanted to leave the place. These reviews need to be centered on the student's thoughts not a parents or a staff 's.Most of the students here are very irresponsible and care more about being cool hanging out with there friends and drama instead of doing any kind of work.Most students don't even pay attention to the teachers. The things the kinds say to each other are horrible. A student can not go any were in the school without hearing some bad language or hurtful comments to them or another student. The teachers are professional in what they do. There are some that stick out like a sore thumb that almost seem like they don't know what there doing and messed up constantly. One teacher punished my entire class for something a few people did another after school for almost 4 minutes and i almost missed my bus and i didn't do anything! The sports programs are something i didn't join but i know were good due to my classmate's thoughts about them. After-school programs i have no idea about. I hope everyone at this school reads this.My Initial CV

  • (5 years ago)

    This school Is So Great Everyone is nice and helpful and kind

  • (6 years ago)

    I think Gray Middle School is great. Teachers throughout Tacoma only view Gray by what they see. I walk through the hallways everyday. Most students get along with other. No matter your race or whatever it is. There seems to be a lot of fights between females because of silly reasons but that don't mean a thing. Students all over Tacoma are like that. But academically Gray is fantastic. Every year our test scores are going up. The programs at our school are highly rated. Overall this is my last year at Gray and I'm happy i got to attend there for three years. =]

  • (8 years ago)

    I feel they could challenge the children more academically and have more electives. I also feel they should have more family/parent involvement and programs.

  • (9 years ago)

    I went to Gray and was actively involved. I loved it there! The teachers and staff were very supportive and definitely dedicated to their work. They were always there if you needed help on homework or had bigger troubles. The atmosphere in classrooms and on campus was charged and exciting. There may have been fights but that's just a small percent of students. Of course no school is perfect and Gray's no exception. However it's a great place to be. There was always after school help available and sporting events to attend. Gray was also the first middle school in Tacoma to have a cheerleading squad. My friends and I still reminisce and wish we could spend just one more day at Gray.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is great. Gray gets looked down upon because it has a not-so-great building and a high fight level but people fail to see the good parts of our school. First it's not the building that makes the school it's the people and this school has amazing people from excellent loving teachers to students that make things happen. And secondly we may have fights but who doesn't? All people focus on the fights and but they fail to recognize all the good things that happen like our excellent science fair our dedicated ASB or our wonderful sports teams. So next time you want to look down upon us think again.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is great...it has many activites such as IMP math ( a higher math level program ) and esl for students not fluent in english. They also have programs that bring the students into the environment such as TATU ( teens against tabbacoo use and SAD ( students against drugs). Thses programs are used to teach the younger kids in our district about the importance of anti-drugs. I highly recommend any child to become a part of the Pilot Pride system. Our pilots take pride in our school to make sure we are reconized as the amazing school we are. Our teachers know the students and work hard to work with the students in any struggles they come accross. This school may not look smell or have a good reputation but once you become a pilot you'll never want to leave. Believe me when I say once a pilot always a pilot!

  • (10 years ago)

    It's a great school! They have IMP math for students with high math skills! They even have a new science program.

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