About Us

Grayling Middle School, a Class B school, houses grades 6-8 of the Crawford AuSable School District. We encourage our students' intellectual growth through our curriculum, cultural growth through our fine arts offerings and physical fitness through our athletic programs.

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2016-17 Profile

  • Number of students 6-8 grades = 349
  • Number of Classroom Teachers = 25
  • Counselors = 1
  • Administrators = 1 Principal
  • Secretaries = 2
  • Special Education Paraprofessionals = 3
  • Media Center/SRC Paraprofessionals = 1

Core-Curricular Subjects taught in grades 6-8:

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish (Grade 8)

Exploratory Classes taught in grades 6-8:

  • Art
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish
  • Thematic Studies
  • Academic Support

Academic Opportunities:

GMS students can earn high school credit by the end of 8th grade because of our advanced classes in Science, Mathematics, Language Arts and Spanish.

We share with the district:

  • Special Education Coordinator
  • School Social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Speech Therapist

Opportunities for Students:

  • School Sports for Girls: Basketball, Volleyball, Track
  • School Sports for Boys: Basketball, Track
  • Area Club Sports for Girls and Boys: Ski Team, Wrestling, Soccer, Travel Soccer, Football, Chess Club

Special Activities/Experiences/Support for Students:

  • 6th Grade Camp
  • 8th Grade Camp
  • Activity Night
  • Parents as Teachers Day
  • Small Group Counseling
  • DARE
  • Student Council
  • Geography Bee
  • Link Group
  • Autism Support Group
  • Teacher-led Homework Lab (four nights a week after school)\
  • Alternative Education (Phoenix) Program 
  • Partnership with MSU Extension (Cooking Class, Babysitting Class, Summer Camp Opportunities)


  • Mackinac Center Report 2015-16: State Rank 96% - Grade A
  • Bridge Magazine: Ranked #1 of Top Ten Rural and Small Town School Districts in 2016
  • Bridge Magazine: Academic State Champions 2015
  • Michigan School Accountability Scorecard 2014-15: Green
  • Michigan School Accountability Scorecard 2013-14: Lime Green
  • Bridge Magazine: Academic State Champions 2014
  • Ranked 72 on Michigan Department of Education Top to Bottom List 2013-14
  • Bridge Magazine: CASD ranked 4th in the Michigan in 2013
  • Bridge Magazine: Academic State Champions in 2012
  • Michigan Department of Education "Beating the Odds School in 2011 & 2012
The Crawford AuSable School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability in admission or access to any of its programs, activities or policies. Any person having inquiries concerning the Crawford AuSable School District's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, the ADA or Section 504 is directed to contact Kim Schmidt, CASD Business Manager.


Office: 8:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.
School Day: 8:25 a.m. - 3:08 p.m.
Early Dismissal: 12:30 p.m.

Grayling Middle School

500 Spruce St
Grayling, MI 49738
Phone: 989-344-3558


Jeffrey Branch

Administrative Secretary

Nancy Hatfield