Educating Today's Students for Tomorrow's World

City of Galveston Proclamation

  • A Surprise Announcement by City of Galveston’s Mayor Pro Tem Dr. Brown; A Proclamation! Declaring 8/31 as Central Media Arts Academy Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day!

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Distinction Designations

  • STAR Congratulations to Team Central for earning 5 Distinctions for the 2017-18 School Year!!

    1. ELA/Reading
    2. Mathematics
    3. Comparative Academic Growth
    4. Postsecondary Readiness
    5. Comparative Closing the Gaps.

    This team’s Relentless Pursuit of Excellence moved our school rating from ‘D’ to ‘B’!

School Hours: 8:15 AM -3:45 PM

  • Students are encouraged to arrive at school by 7:45 a.m. to prepare for the school day. Breakfast will be served from 7:45 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

    Early Pick up Policy:  Picking up students prior to regular dismissal time is extremely disruptive to the class and your child's education. No child can be checked out of school after 3:15 pm.  

    Cell phones/Electronic devices are allowed on campus, but must be turned completely OFF upon entering the building. Cell phones/ Electronic devices must remain OFF and not visible while in the building. If a cell phone/electronic device is picked up, a parent must pick up the phone/ electronic devices and pay a $15.00 fee.

    These devices may be used in the classroom for instructional purposes ONLY as directed by the teacher and must be turned off and not visible at the conclusion of classroom activity.

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    GISD Schools of Choice


    Attention Parents of Incoming 5th Grade Students

    Mark your calendars, applications open on on February 25th at 8:00 a.m.

Dress Code

  • Pants: Must be khaki for all grade levels. NO JOGGERS. *Belts are required. 

    Polo style Shirts: 5th Grade: Dark Green   6th Grade: Red   7th Grade: Navy Blue   8th Grade: Black 

    *T-shirts are not permitted as replacements.  

    Sweaters: Must be SOLID COLOR and same color of their uniform shirts. Example: 8th grade wears a Black polo shirt, therefore the sweater must be Solid black. NO HOODIES.

    PE Uniform: Grey T-Shirt, Blue or Black knee length shorts & Closed toe sneakers.

    Backpacks: Must be see-through, clear or MESH only.

    Mesh Backpacks

    Click here for more detailed information about DRESS CODE

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  • Parents need to register their student for transportation every year. Please fill out the 2019-2019 Transportation Request Form and drop off to the Transportation Department. DEADLINE EXTENDED to August 10th to Request GISD Transportation! Forms will also be accepted at the Back to School Fair on August 9th. 

    Please drop off your form at:

    3101 83RD ST GALVESTON,TX 77554
    (Monday - Thursday, 8am - 4pm )

    by email to Angie Imerito at

    * Please note: GISD families can still request transportation after the deadline, but should expect delays in their Transportation Services up to 2 weeks after school begins.  

    Request for Transportation (Click here)

    For questions, call 409 761 6575



School of Choice

  • Central Middle School:

    • A Great Place to Work!
    • A Fun Place to Learn!
    • Preparing Students for HS, College and Careers! 

    Your School of Choice! Doing Everything with Excellence! 

Welcome to Central MS

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Central Media Arts Academy

  • Mission Statement

    To deliver High Quality Instruction that will prepare all students for High School, College and Careers.

    To fulfill this mission, we will inspire a life-long love of learning, create a family friendly school and empower student leadership.

    Vision Statement

    Develop all students in knowledge, skills and character strengths that will prepare them to be globally competitive in an increasingly complex world.


    Student Academic Achievement is our # 1 priority—NO EXCUSES!


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