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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.
Colors: Red and blue
Start time: 7:30 a.m.
End time: 2:35 p.m.
Students enrolled: The 2013-14 enrollment at Gentry is 843.
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.”
2013 Report Card Data: http://mcds.dese.mo.gov/guidedinquiry/School%20Report%20Card/School%20Report%20Card.aspx
Updated: May 9, 2014