After months of discussion, we are excited to share that Downey Unified’s Board of Education unanimously voted to change the Griffiths Middle School mascot from the Indians to the Thunderbirds.

For the last several years, the image of the Thunderbird has been part of our schoolwide Think Share Defend focus logo.

After working with GMS staff, parents and students to arrive at the decision to change our mascot to the Thunderbirds, it was formally presented to the Board of Education at the last meeting on July 7.

We are so excited to begin the school year with our Griffiths Thunderbirds! Go Thunderbirds!