School History

School History
A brief history of Gregg Middle School.

History of Gregg Middle School

Gregg was originally built in 1974 to serve as the ninth and tenth grade campus of Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina. The school was named after Mr. John W. Gregg.  Mr. Gregg dedicated his life to public education after graduating from Claflin College where he received his Bachelors of Science and South Carolina State University where he received his Masters of Science. He was a teacher and principal at Alston Middle School from 1970 to 1974. He later served on the administration team and as an assistant principal at Summerville High School.  Unfortunately, injuries he sustained in an auto accident forced him into early retirement.  In his honor, this school was dedicated to him on September 25, 1988, almost one year after he passed away.


   In 1997, after additions were completed at Summerville High School which would allow for 9th through 12th graders to be on the same campus, Gregg was renovated and officially became Gregg Middle School, home of the Mustangs.  In the summer of 2014, more renovations were completed on the Gregg Middle School Campus, including a state-of-the-art Front Entrance and Welcome Center, new roofing, and air conditioning in the Gymnasium. As the largest middle school in Dorchester School District Two, we currently serve approximately 1,165 6th through 8th graders, while maintaining a student-centered learning environment that supports individual student needs and promotes a family atmosphere.

 

In March of 2015, after intense competition among the 256 middle schools across the state, Gregg Middle School was named Palmetto's Finest Middle School.