Welcome to Garfield Middle School

Welcome Garfield Middle School Families! We hope that everyone enjoyed a fun filled and relaxing summer! It is with great pleasure to welcome you back for another great school year.  I hope that your summer has been filled with fun family activities while making wonderful memories.  Now that summer vacation has concluded, our thoughts turn to preparing for the start of a new school year.  This is one of my favorite times of the year! There is nothing better than hearing about the great summer stories and memories our students have developed over their summer vacation.  I’m thrilled to be part of a team comprised of teachers, staff, parents and students who want to achieve great things! Our faculty, staff and administration are looking forward to a new school year and we are working hard to see that your child’s learning experience at Garfield Middle school is a successful and a memorable one.

Your support is key to ensuring that we can take full advantage of each student’s educational and personal development.  To that end, we encourage a positive home-school relationship based on the mutual goal of providing the best learning experience possible for all our students.  Our talented faculty brings a diverse set of approaches to instruction in order to address a variety of student learning styles.  You will have the opportunity to meet the faculty at our Back-To-School on September 25 at 6:00 p.m.  You will have the opportunity to visit your child’s classroom, and begin to form a relationship with the classroom teacher.

We look forward to a very positive and productive year together!  We extend a special, yearlong invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible.  We value your involvement and support in your child’s education!  Your active participation is key to the success of your your child’s middle school years.

We encourage you to contact us if/when the need arises, and to “stay in the know” about your child’s studies, assignments, assessments, and school activities, as well as other events and happenings.

 Again, we welcome you to Garfield Middle School and to our wonderful learning community.  Our school is a place alive with energyenthusiasm, and a high standard of excellence!  It is, indeed, a place where opportunities are there for the taking.  Here’s to an AWESOME new school year as we work together to make our school a great place to work and learn each day! 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 9732727020 or contact me by email at:  rrigoglioso@gboeorg

We wish you the best for a successful and rewarding school year!


Richard “Riggs” Rigoglioso

 GMS Principal

Recent News & Upcoming Events

September 25, 2019 Back to School Night 6PM
9/25 Home & School Meeting 6PM
There will be a home and school meeting during your child's lunch period on back to school night. We hope to see you there!
Read More About 9/25 Home & School Meeting 6PM
9/26- 6th & 7th Grade Picture Day!
Bring on the smiles! Don't forget it's Picture Day. #SayCheese
Read More About 9/26- 6th & 7th Grade Picture Day!
October 3, 2019 International Food Festival
Join the fun at Garfield Middle School and explore international foods! More details to follow.
Read More About October 3, 2019 International Food Festival
October 17, 2019 Graduation and Fall Sports Picture Day
Today is the day to pack your best smile. Capture your Garfield Middle School years and look your best!
Read More About October 17, 2019 Graduation and Fall Sports Picture Day
November 12, 2019 End of marking Period
Mark your calendars. It's the end of the first marking period at Garfield Middle School! Here's to a successful second marking period!
Read More About November 12, 2019 End of marking Period

Quick Links

District Antibullying Coordinator

Jessica Ribaudo
34 Outwater Lane, Garfield
973.340.5000 ext. 2320

Anti-bullying Specialists for GMS
Mr. David Gray, GMS Vice Principal

 Nadia Kotsev-Azzolino
GMS Anti-bullying Specialist

Garfield Middle School
175 Lanza Avenue

Garfield, NJ 07026

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