Welcome to Guinyard-Butler Middle School

     Proud to be a Palmetto Gold and Silver Award Winning School         

2017 - 2018 Parent Information

 Student Supply List.pdf 

Registration Dates and Times

New to the District

August 2nd - August 3rd

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

7th Grade

August 7th

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 8th Grade

August 8th

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Our Mission


Our Purpose

Brief History of GBMS Guinyard-Butler Middle School

Guinyard-Butler Middle School, formerly Butler High School, was renamed in 1971 for Mr. Solomon Guinyard and Mr. George Butler, who were long-time administrators at the site.  Prior to 1971, the school was a high school for grades 7-12.  Before being transformed into a middle school for grades 6-8 in 1972, it housed grades 5-7.  In 2004, upon completion of the new Barnwell Elementary School, GBMS began serving 7th and 8th grades.

School Hours

School Hours

7:40 AM - 3:00 PM

7:15 a.m. – Students are allowed to enter the building. No student should arrive at school before 7:05 a.m. All students should report to the cafeteria.


7:40 a.m. – Instruction begins. Students are tardy after this time and must be signed in by a parent/guardian in the office and given a late pass by office personnel. 


3:00 p.m. – Car, bike riders & walkers dismissed by announcement.

 – Bus riders are dismissed by announcements.

Attention Students

All students need to wear their ID badge daily. 

Badge must be visible outside clothing.

Remind Sign-up

Sign up for GBMS Remind (  Remind 101 Instructions.pdf  )

10-Point grading Scale

In April 2016, the State Board of Education unanimously voted to implement a 10-point grading scale effective in the 2016–2017 school year. This included high school students and middle school students taking high school credit courses. The 10-point scale will replace the seven point grading scale.

 Barnwell School District 45 will be utilizing 10-point grading scale for Grades 3-12 beginning in the 2016-2017.

Click on the following link for more information

 10 point uniform grading scale.docx 

Lost and Found

Lost and Found items may be picked-up in the Main Office.

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