CoMo You Know: Gentry Middle School

Friday, May 9, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 7:00 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 9, 2014

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Gentry Middle School is one of six middle schools in Columbia.


Gentry Middle School opened in 1994 and is named for the woman who was Columbia's postmistress from 1837 to 1865, Ann Hawkins Gentry.


Year opened: 1994

Principal: Jeff Beiswinger

Address: 4200 Bethel St.

Phone: 214-3240

Colors: Red and blue

Mascot: Jaguar

Start time: 7:30 a.m.

End time: 2:35 p.m.

Students enrolled: The 2013-14 enrollment at Gentry is 843.

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Gentry is a sixth-through eighth-grade school in southern Columbia. The school is named after Ann Hawkins Gentry, a former postmistress of Columbia and the second woman in the United States to hold that position. The school colors are red and blue, and its mascot is a jaguar. According to its website, “the mission of Gentry Middle School is to inspire students to develop intellectually and socially in a community where everyone is respected, productive and safe.”


Gentry Middle School's website

Columbia Public Schools website

2013 Report Card Data:

Updated: May 9, 2014

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