Students enrolled 978
School leader Lisa Williams
Transportation options Yes
District Cobb County School District

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4222 Cantrell Rd NW
Acworth, GA 30101

(770) 975-6764
(770) 529-0325
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3 stars
Based on 28 ratings

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August 05, 2014
Terrible school. The principal is very fake and is more concerned with her appearance than she is the students. If you try to go talk to her, they won't let you. Now I see why more and more parents are choosing home school these days. The connections classes are wonderful. There are also a handful of ac teachers who are as well: Eby, Carroll, and Also Mr. Ruiz and Abel. That's it.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2014
I used to go there two years ago and it was better when i was an 8th grader there. However, the have become more strict because of the upcoming 8th graders. The school is very relaxed and really deal with no issue at all. But the school s very good if you are concerned about academics. Though i believe the school should have more cameras especially behind the auditorium. There are things that happen down there that no one knows about. And they should really lock teacher workroom doors. Kids go in there to do..certain things.

- submitted by a community member
June 17, 2014
I'm a student, and this is one of the worst schools I've been to. There are drugs, violence, and bullying issues here. The worst part is, the administration doesn't care! If you are thinking about sending your children here, rethink immediately!

- submitted by a community member
May 24, 2014
This school is a nightmare. They did not do anything special for the students. They were not even allowed to have an 8th grade formal or a field trip. The administrators claim to support the students but do not allow them to do anything. What kind of school does that?

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2014
The school doesn't know how to deal with sexual harassment. Guys never leave me alone and follow me in between classes and the administration just tells me it's because of their age and I should be flattered.

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2014
I am an 8th grade student at Barber. Unfortunately, I cannot say this is a good school. There are many issues concerning meeting with the principle, bullying, and even attendance keeping. My fellow classmates and I have been to the principle numerous times about bullying and nothing has changed. The students go unpunished. They get a slap on the wrist (metaphorically) and that's it. My father has tried to meet with the principle more than once, but has recieved no form of contact from her or anyone ele in the office. I am a child with not the best health. I have a bad kidney, sever migraines, and that isn't the end of it. I have went to doctors, and have excuses, but they have failed to count them as excused. Ther excuse was "We cannot go back more than 3 days." Which they have done before. So overall, if you have a choice between Barber and another school, choose the other school.

- submitted by a community member
November 13, 2013
Seriously? I'm sure if he was a fetus then everyone there would be looking out for him.

- submitted by a community member
November 08, 2013
JUst Google "Texas school tosses 6th grader s breakfast in trash after he can t pay 30 cents" and you will see the rest.

- submitted by a community member
October 14, 2013
Bullying is a very hard issue here... I think Barber Middle School is a good school I just find it hard for kids to listen in class when students constantly talk and continue to be disrespectful to teachers. I also don't think that the staff pays attention to the language the kids use. The connections teachers are the best thing you can learn at barber. Overall its an average school.

- submitted by a community member
September 21, 2013
Reading these old reviews nothing has changed ,you can feel the tension . Principal although being accessible is happy to meet with you to insult between the lines . Use email and text to minimize contact with parents. The use of their own judicial system within school and apparent use of labeling and judgement can be detected after first contact not long before the tarnish shows through the silver. I feel sorry for the 1 or 2 exceptional teachers who are stuck there. This school is an easy read a pig in a skirt is still a pig in a skirt . I do like the distance to the school and that its clean. The school can improve by letting the parents parent and teachers teach. Stop complicating communication with parents with deflection ,detect disgruntled employees with teachers who want to work. less bleach

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2013
Barber Middle School This great school teachers will call you, if your child needs help with school work. They will fellow up with you the next day. The teachers show that they care.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2013
My Daughter is new to 6th Grade this year, I will say that the transition was fairly easy but as the parent I find barber Very difficult to follow along with due to each Teacher has BLOG, some Teachers use Text Message method of communication. The Teachers are nice enough but you can tell they are only here for a Check so they teach the minimum. The Guidance Counselors are GREAT and helpful for both parents and students. Other then that this is very unorganized and complicated and so far this early in the year I'm not feeling the warm fuzzy that my child is getting a caring education. So Parents if your child goes to this school please please please stay very very involved with what your child is learning and stay on top of the teachers if your child needs extra help. I really hope the Principal reads this because I am sending this to the school Board also.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2012
I am sorry to say I don't like this school. (I am a student in 6th grade) there are over 4 people that bully me at school and today I even cryed in class because it was so bad. I am intimidated to go to school now. The teachers all love me and I am a good student with work and behavior but some people don't see that and they pick on me. I don't like it and when I stand up for myself they practicly shove me inbetween a rock and a hard place. Sorry to make this long but I didn't want to tell anyone so I am just going to write this review. I don't know what to say so have a good day peoples! :)

- submitted by a community member
July 21, 2011
Unfortunately I cannot give this school a good rating. I think they do not handle bullying well at all. I think most of the teachers are okay, but there are a few bad apples as with any school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 31, 2010
Barber middle is a great school.The teachers are very paticular about what you do or say but overall great alot of clubs and activities you can do.

- submitted by a student
December 26, 2009
Barber Middle School is ''okay'' i mean the teachers are great. But at moments teachers sometimes dont upgrade the students grades on Pinnacle. How Can i tell if im doing a good job on my classes.

- submitted by a student
October 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 10, 2009
I am sad to say that the reviews regarding the discipline issues at this school are all too familiar to me. Last year I had a teacher call me and tell me she was going to punish my son for distracting other students in her class. I support discipline so long as the punishment matches the crime. Unfortunately, the teacher failed to recall that she had already disciplined him and was attempting to double/triple do it. First she marked his conduct card, then she gave him silent lunch and initialed the card then she calls me, with an attitude in her voice I might add, and wants me to support her in forcing him to write a paper on why he shouldn't have done what he did. A bit irresponsible if you ask me. For parents researching schools before buying new homes, my advice is to steer clear.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2009
My 6th grader has had trouble on the bus with the 8th graders since the beginning of thisyear, nothing has halted the trouble. barber M.S. uses Pinnacle an online grade ans assignment notification) for those that have internet access. THe teachers blog assignments and class updates also online, no hard copies come home. Some of my childs teaches do not update their grades but the students have to turn in the work on time. How am I suppose to keep up with what is or is not getting done or failing grades if the teaches are not grading the work? This is a big school, over 1000 kids, but Cobb county is a big disctrict. The disciple in this school is not top priorty, I know the school year just started but come on!

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2009
My oldest daughter attends this school. She is an honor student, and a good kid. My wife an I always attend any parent teacher functions and try to stay on top of what's going on by talking to our daughter and her friends. There are a few things that have troubled me a lot lately. At the last parent meeting that was held in the auditorium, we were informed that in order to help raise grades, students would be given a 'free pass' that would allow them to completely skip the assignment of their choice with no grade penalty. We tore our child's pass up. This is not how the real world works, and it is clear that they only have their own ratings and interests at heart - not the childrens' in this case. My daughter is frequently telling us about the lack of discipline and accountability as well.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2008
I have been going to this school ever since it opened. My class will be the first graduating class to go through barber for 6th 7th and 8th grades. The accellerated programs at our school are extremely good. We only had 12 percent of our 8th graders fail the 8th grade writing assessment, which ie really really low. Many of the students exceeded the standards. One girl got a perfect score on it! She scored a 300, and she has Ms. Vicki Washington to thank for that, she has been her language arts teacher since seventh grade! Also, we are one of the only middle schools in the county that has a dance program. I am a part of the dance performance group in 8th grade, and I'm going to be going to the Cobb County Center for excellence in the Performing Arts @ Pebblebrook High School this coming fall.I this school!

- submitted by a student
no rating March 19, 2008
Barber Middle School is, in my opinion, one of the best schools in the area. The principal is concerned with the student's learning and annual test scores. Each year I have seen vast improvement in the scores as she and the teachers work together with much planning to ensure our children are receiving the best education they can. As a parent, I would like to extend my appreciation to Mrs. Williams and her staff for all of their hard work not only to educate my child, but to keep her safe and free from the harassment that sometimes plagues our children at this age.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 31, 2008
its an awesome school,&it dosent have a drug problem,most kids are drug/alchol free.although many people who go there are quite fake,you can amke some amazing friends there.the teachers really care baout the students & you can by the way they handle situations they do.im quite proud to call this my school.

- submitted by a student
November 09, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 25, 2007
I am very disappointed with this school....I think the kids are gong to suffer greatly if they do not improve drastically...they are concerned with behavior and how great the building looks, but the when it comes to making sure the teachers are teaching well and the students are learning well, that's last on the principals/ admins priority list. I was thrilled about the idea of a new school at first but now I'm planning to move so I can be out of this school district and seek to find a school that will give me child the education she needs to be compete in the global world when she is an adult.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2007
This school has its problems, but the second year has become a major improvement.

- submitted by a student
January 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2006
Although this is only the first year that Barber has open I can honestly say that it is proving to be an excellent school. My daughter is very happy there. Her teachers are all very attentive and thoughtful of each students' needs. The music dept. and especially Ms. Coste are wonderful. The art teacher,in her own time, established an after school Art Club which my daughter belongs to. It has been a great way for my daughter to express her creativity. The principal came to Barber from Autry Middle School and Barber is lucky to have her. She is very involved with the school and her students and has even taken part in the after school Art Club classes. I'm extremely pleased with Barber Middle School and look forward to my son joining his sister there next year.

- submitted by a parent
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Barber Middle School
4222 Cantrell Rd NW, Acworth, GA  30101
(770) 975-6764
Last modified Barber Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Barber Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top