Middle School East
Begins - 8:45am • Dismissal - 3:30pm
» PRINCIPAL.... Brad Barboza
Jill Beaver
Tom Martin
» SECRETARY.... Heidi Starrett
» PHONE.... (614) 478-5550
» FAX.... (614) 478-5544
» ABSENCES.... (614) 478-5550 

Quick links

GMSE News: For Up to Date East Daily Announcements and Events!

Open House 2015 Links

Here is the book I shared:  Mindsets in the Classroom:  Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement in Schools, ‚Äčand the link to purchase on Amazon if you are so inclined. And the other book I mentioned:  The Straight-A Conspiracy:  Your Secret Guide to Ending the Stress of School

If you are interested in learning more about Mindsets and how the brain learns, here are two interesting videos I mentioned at Open House: Mindset Video and Smarter Every Day: Backward Bicycle Video

2015-16 School year information

2015-16 GMSE Handbook | 2015-16 School supply list | MyPaymentsPlus™ - 24/7 meal account access  | GMSE on Facebook | Middle School Athletics

2015-16 GMSE Google event calendar

Here is a link to all of the East events on a google calendar:  Calendar for web browser 
If you would like to access via mobile device, please follow one of these links:
Calendar for iCal or iOS
Calendar for other applications


Gahanna Middle School East was completed in 1975 when the Gahanna Schools changed to a middle school concept.  It was originally built as an "open classroom" building with large open spaces and a limited number of walls separating the classes.

Currently, moveable walls that allow for flexibility in instruction and variation in the grouping of students separate many of the classrooms.  In 2000, the building underwent a major renovation with expanded music areas, additional classrooms, office space, and a new gymnasium.

Mission Statement

We, the GMSE staff, will be enthusiastic, passionate, respectful, and collaborative leaders who are committed to supporting each other in our efforts to create an effective student-centered learning climate that promotes student growth and success. To ensure we are fulfilling our mission we will measure the following three areas:

  • The effectiveness of staff collaboration to improve instruction and student achievement
  • Our work towards creating a student-centered learning climate
  • The level of academic progress and achievement of our students

Welcome Gahanna Middle School East!

School Headlines
2016-17 and 2017-18 district calendars now available

2016-17 and 2017-18 district calendars now available

The 2016-17 and 2017-18 district calendars are available on the GahannaSchools.org web site.

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Coffee With the District, Dec. 14

Coffee With the District, Dec. 14

Please join GJPS staff, parents, residents and stakeholders for an informative and informal two-way chat over coffee. Learn More »

Master facility plan survey

Master facility plan survey

The Gahanna-Jefferson Public School district is creating a Master Facility Plan. The goal is to gather feedback from the... Learn More »

GJPS district assessment update

GJPS district assessment update

The Ohio General Assembly directed the Ohio Department of Education to transition to new state tests in English Language Arts and... Learn More »