Cottage Grove Middle School serves students in sixth through eighth grades and is part of South Washington County Schools. At Cottage Grove Middle School, each grade is divided into "houses" with one group of students working with one group of teachers throughout the school year. These teachers work as a team and meet daily to help every student succeed. School staff members also provide encouragement and support to each student to develop each individual. Building character is an important part of the school’s mission and in 2017, it was recognized as a Minnesota Emerging School of Character by Character.org.
Along with academics, there are many extracurricular and leadership opportunities at Cottage Grove Middle School including athletics, music, theater, robotics, chess and service-learning clubs. All students are encouraged to explore their interests and become involved in their school community.
Learn about important back-to-school information for Cottage Grove Middle School.
If the state funding formula was tied to inflation, school districts would have a much more stable financial base for daily operations. With the budget agreement, the basic formula would increase our district’s total revenue by 1.2% in 2021-22, bringing in approximately $3.3 million in new revenue.
The Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals has named Cottage Grove Middle School (CGMS) a recipient of the Silver Star Award for creating an advisory program focused on social and emotional learning.
CGMS will be collecting money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society virtually this year.
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Here's a reminder of how our in-person learning schedule works at CGMS.