Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools was formed in 1951. It is a public school district that serves students in the neighboring Southwest-Mighigan communities of Galesburg and Augusta. It is the district's stated vision to "be the preferred small-school district in our region." The superintendent of the district is Mr. Tim Vagts.
In spring of 2010, the Galesburg-Augusta School Board voted to close the district's intermediate school, lowering the number of buildings in the district to three. As a result, the district now operates a primary school (PK-4th grade) in Galesburg, a middle school (5th-8th grade) in Augusta, and a High School (9th-12th) in Galesburg.
Galesburg-Augusta Primary School
Located at 315 W. Battle Creek Street in Galesburg, MI, G-A Primary is home to over 380 students. The school was given a composite grade of "A" by the Michigan Department of Education in 2007-2008. Mr. Garth Cooper is the principal of G-A Primary.
Galesburg-Augusta Middle School
Located at 750 W. Van Buren Street in Augusta, MI, G-A Middle School is home to over 360 students. The school was also given a composite grade of "A" by the Michigan Department of Education in 2007-2008. Mr. Jeremy Mansfield is the principal of G-A Middle School.
Galesburg-Augusta High School
Located at 1076 N. 37th Street in Galesburg, MI, G-A High School is home to over 380 students. The school was given a composite grade of "C" by the Michigan Department of Education in 2007-2008. Mr. Richard Bowers is the Principal, and Mr. Brent Cole is the Assistant Principal.
Just over 1000 students attend G-A's three schools from grades PK-12. 94% of students in the district are white, 2% are African American, 1% American Indian and 1% Hispanic. 47% of students in the district are eligible for free/reduced-price lunch, compared to a state average of 42%. An average of $9,324 are spent per pupil, compared to a state average of $9,244.
In early 2001, G-A Middle School Teacher Shirley Kupiecki was named the state's Middle School Teacher of the Year by the VFW.
G-A Middle School fields teams in six different sports, while the high school competes in 14 sports. G-AHS competes as a class C school in the Kalamazoo Valley Association. G-AHS sports teams have won 13 state championships as sanctioned by the MHSAA In 2008, the Galesburg-Augusta softball team won the Division 3 state championship with a 5-0 win over Allen Park Cabrini High School and finished their season with a 40-3 record. .
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