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Sutton Middle School

6
28 reviews
Grades
6-8
Students
1552
Type
Public
School District
Atlanta Public Schools
2875 Northside Drive Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 802-5600

Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade (EOG) Assessment

Sutton Middle School
Based on data from the 2018 school year

Community Reviews

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This experience has been horrific. Not only will my child not be going back, we are moving! RUN FROM THIS PLACE.
Posted by a parent on 2/28/2020
Good Middle School bringing together young adults from various Elementary Schools in different parts of Atlanta at a crucial age where they are testing daily. The teachers are dedicated and offer many opportunities for the students to do well in their classes offering extra time outside of class if the student is willing to put the time in. Sutton is a good example of the diversity of the real world and shows students what it is like to work together in groups in their classes on a daily basis. The Administration consistently communicates with parents and students on discipline actions and the school offers class assembly gatherings where students learn about things outside of the classroom as well. This school is striving to prepare the students for High School and we believe our 8th grader is well prepared. The Sports, Clubs, and Activities and Sutton are exceptional!
Posted by a parent on 1/7/2020
This is our family's 4th yr at sutton. I was surprised at what an easy transition from elementray to middle school my kids had both socially and academically at Sutton. The vast number of sports and clubs offered really allows each student to find their niche. Now that I also have a high school student I've been able to see that he was prepared for the rigor of high school.
Posted by a parent on 8/28/2019
To blame administration for two faculty deaths is unfair, cruel, and classless. The families and friends of the deceased would be INCENSED if they knew their loved ones' deaths were being used in this manner. Sutton's current administration, along with its GoTeam, have worked and are working to hire elite teachers who will implement IB/MYP with fidelity and without complaint. Principal Johnson did inherit many staff members who simply refuse to comply with MYP implementation. Transportation is a nightmare, but, Community, where are you? Step up and help us put pressure on APS Transportation so that each campus has its own set of buses. There are fantastic things happening at Sutton Middle School every day. We offer a robust athletic program, myriad clubs, sensational arts instruction, and, with a few exceptions, challenging and engaging classroom instruction. Come and visit!
Posted by a teacher on 4/13/2019
Despite the negative, Sutton has positive points. Teachers are gifted certified. They also have a 1:1 technology ratio and resources abound. Teachers utilize the Google Classroom platform to organize coursework which is helpful for students who suffer from organization issues. I’ve sent 3 children through Sutton (last one currently in 7th grade), each under a different principal, and this current one Ms. Johnson is by far the worst. Very little class. Puts out ultra positive “tweets” about the school and bad mouths teachers behind their backs. One of the first comments I heard her say when she arrived is “this is not my staff, I inherited this staff”. No wonder morale is so low and turnover is so high when she views them as residual. She gives and commands very little respect from staff and students. I know several staff members from her previous school in Johns Creek and the stories coming out of there weren’t so hot either (Google it). The level of IB education in this school has improved over the years, but still PALES in comparison to the feeder elementary schools and the programs at North Atlanta. Dismissal from school is a nightmare. Bus students leave later than any other APS middle school. It puts a burden on the kids - they may as well pack an overnight bag because the 2nd round doesn’t leave until almost 5:00 at times. This also burdens our bus drivers and teachers. As a result, the carpool line is backed up quite far along W. Wesley. One of many reasons morale is so low. Not to mention that two teachers died under this current leadership’s watch. How much their ailments correlate with the leadership remains to be seen but the correlation is interesting.I wish there were more positive to say. 5 or 10 years ago, I could have rated this school significantly higher. Not anymore unfortunately. Hopefully relief from APS is coming soon like the positive change of leadership over at Brandon this year (all former Sutton leaders). GO Team needs to wake up and address some of these issues.
Posted by a parent on 1/9/2019

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Atlanta schools - Sutton Middle School is located at 2875 Northside Drive Northwest, Atlanta GA 30305. Sutton Middle School is in the Atlanta Public Schools. Sutton Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6-8.

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