School Details

Griffin Middle School

5105 North Colony Boulevard, The Colony, TX 75056
(469) 713-5973
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 747 students 12 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

74%
83%
71%
69%
84%
74%
74%
83%
71%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Lewisville Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
88%
77%
61%
75%
71%
81%
88%
77%
73%
84%
70%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Lewisville Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
93%
84%
82%
90%
77%
90%
93%
84%
80%
86%
75%
67%
77%
63%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Lewisville Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
93%
78%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Lewisville Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Griffin Middle School is a public middle school in The Colony. The principal of Griffin Middle School is MICHELLE SANDEFUR, who can be contacted at SandefurM@lisd.net. 747 students attend Griffin Middle School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 9% of the Griffin Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 28% of the 747 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 43% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Griffin Middle School is 12:1. Lakeview Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 45% 48%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 12%
Hispanic 36% 27%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 31%
Limited English proficiency 9% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 28% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Not a great school. Some of the teachers communicate well but others do not. It is not a challenging environment by any means. The office is very disorganized. If you need to pick up your child early for any reason be sure and prepare to wait for at least 15 minutes to have them pulled out of class. No communication sent home whatsoever.

  • (2 years ago)

    I had a very bad experience in this school. I moved last year to a near distric so much better ! Still getting a lot of negative feedback about one of the assistant principal. I still have a lot of friends whos kids go here and their unhappiness is growing day by day. I am just going to say that I am happy I moved when I did and I don't have to deal with this people anymore. My kid is doing great in Frisco ISD .

  • (5 years ago)

    They seem to really care how the kids are doing in school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers really try to help my child succeed in his classes. Whenever I have asked for how he is doing during the year they respond right away.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has always been an A student and continues to thrive at Griffin. She is a straight A 7th grader. They have a great Pre AP program for advanced students and they work hard to make sure the students are getting the education they are capable of. As for the parents that gave bad reviews of this school....Education begins at home. That is al I have to say.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is starting her 2nd year at this school. We had heard that the school did not have a good reputation and were very apprehensive about her attending GMS. We have been pleasantly surprised -- the new principal seems to have been a good addition and the teachers are committed to the kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    This will be my daughter's 3rd year at Griffin. There is a new principal. I do not have any comments about him yet. The teachers worked with me through the years to help her succeed and pass. Sometimes I was emailing them on a daily basis to get her on track. They were sincerely concerned with her and went above and beyond to help. My only complaint was that she was in special ed and they took her out 6 weeks after starting at the school. She has been in Math Lab since then and has not had an extra curricular class yet. Even though we had a meeting and I started that she needed something to look forward to. They seem to think they know more about my daughter and and needs more than I do.

  • (7 years ago)

    Middle School is a tough age to work with on a daily basis and the teachers have shown they have what it takes to make a difference in the lives of their students . Great band program!

  • (9 years ago)

    Both of my sons went to this school. They have some good teachers there but also some that need to retire. The principal seems to run the school like a prison camp. They were both very glad to get to the high school where they are treated more like young adults.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school was terrible. The classrooms were over crowded and the children ill supervised.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is the worse school that my son has ever attended. My child has always been an A/B student and is not being challenged in his studies. The teachers are afraid of the students and are failures at controlling their classrooms. I have been disappointed since my child started school here.

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Overall score

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