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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.

Summary:

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

Factbox:

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.

Full text:

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.”

Links

Gentry Middle School's website

Columbia Public Schools website

2013 Report Card Data: http://mcds.dese.mo.gov/guidedinquiry/School%20Report%20Card/School%20Report%20Card.aspx

Updated: May 9, 2014


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