Do colleges look at middle school grades?

According to Christine Sarikas’s post on, “No college, even a highly-competitive one, is going to be looking at what grades you got in middle school.” Christine went on to say that “Colleges won’t be looking at your middle school grades, but they will be very interested in all the grades you got in high school.” The thought is that middle school grades simply happened too long ago to be very useful.

Christine graduated from Michigan State University with degrees in Environmental Biology and Geography and received her Master’s from Duke University. In high school she scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT and was named a National Merit Finalist. She has taught English and biology in several countries.

The reality is that although colleges may not be interested in middle school grades, the disciplines that enabled excellent grades there prepare a student to do well at the onset of high school and beyond. This is a point that Christine made in the latter part of her article. Therefore, it is important that elementary and middle-school students receive the educational foundation that will support their academic growth through high school and college.

Community of Faith is a private Christian school with a moderate tuition schedule, a 38-year history of promoting academic excellence as evidenced by consistently posted student SAT scores 1.5 to 3 grade levels above the national norm, and students who are well-grounded and equipped to address life’s challenges with wisdom and confidence.

You can eliminate this gamble with your child’s life. Acceptance is limited to the first 15 qualified students in each class. So, call (915) 584-2561 today to schedule a campus tour and a meeting with our principal in preparation for 2019-2020 enrollment. You will be glad you did, and your child will thank you.