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1675 Hembree Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004

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5 stars
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July 03, 2014
We have two children at Fulton Science Academy and we cannot be more pleased with the curriculum and staff. Principal Sener is the hardest working man, and he is always walking about, speaking with children, parents, and even cleaning trash off a playground if needed! We highly recommend the STEM/STEAM experience (FSA's STEM + Art is weekly and part of the curriculum, not a once-a-yr STEM week like some schools).

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2014
Currently, I cannot think of a better school for my children. They loved FSA very much and we will continue to enjoy this great academically strong and nurturing environment for many years to come.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2014
This school's achievements speak for itself. My child never had these many opportunities to excel in her prior school. We love FSA and we are very excited about the new campus. I am very thankful to my neighbor for recommending FSA to our family.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2014
I have three children at FSA and I am very pleased with the education my children received so far. My children love going this school everyday. Seems like the school will be improving each and every year. They introduce new features every year. This year they added daily foreign language classes starting Pre-K. I love the feeling of achievement and improvement at this school. I have no complain about teachers. They are very kind and hard working people. It is especially great that they help my children excel in their academics. I have observed continuous increases with my children's nationally normed test scores and I am very happy with it. We can't wait for the new campus!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2014
Amazing school! My daughter loves going this school every day. She loves science olympiad and robotics.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2014
I can't thank enough to the administration and teachers of this wonderful school. My child is very happy and excels each and every day.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2014
We tried to put our child into FSA when it was a charter, but never succeeded. When FSA went private, we jumped at the chance and enrolled him. Less than a year later, we pulled him out. We had expected a nurturing environment. But found a cold, "teach yourself" philosophy. But, his was not the cause for our departure. Our son became the focus of bullying at FSA. We enforced the "tell a teacher" rules, but the administration always came back with "there is no proof, there is nothing we can do." Ultimately, profanities and vulgarities were written on our son's locker. The school still responded with "there is nothing we can do." FSA did not even investigate the incident. Two days later, we gathered our son's belongings and withdrew him from the school. The vulgarities were still on the locker. I blame myself for ignoring all of the news reports that Fulton Science Academy was a troubled school.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2013
Fulton Science Academy is the second best middle school you can go to. I would defineetlry recommend this place

- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2013
I am a former student at Fulton Science Academy. After attending FSA for the past 3 years i have noted that it is one of the best schools anyone could ever go to. Not only do we have bragging rights for being the 2nd best middle school in the state (kidding) but we also have amazing teachers and a great curriculum. I'm also very happy that last year we began using iPads for textbooks, note-taking, and other academic tools. For anyone looking for a school with strict discipline, this is definitely the school for you. Discipline is taken very seriously at FSA, which i am very grateful for. I would highly recommend FSA to anyone interested in elementary or middle school.

- submitted by a community member
April 01, 2013
VERY POORLY. The teacher are rigid, have cold personality and are UNable to provide the creativity, innovation needed for dynamic reading and writing.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2012
Smaller class size, better focus without Fulton County's time consuming paperwork, and fresh start with great staff motivation ! I congratulate FSA parents students and staff for their persistence on the best education in Atlanta.

- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2012
'Coach', you believe parents evaluate a child's school based on an impressive name? As parent of 3 who attended FSA, I can agree wholeheartedly w/ good reviews. Kids learn SO much from the excellent free extracurricular programs (Sci Olympiad - 23 different subjects, Odyssey of the Mind, Model United Nations, Math competitions, Tech Fair, even Chess team, many more) grow in creativity, International awareness, working in diverse population...things important in today's world. Communication w/ teachers- easy and welcomed; went out of their way to work w/ my brilliant but more 'challenging' child. Only 2 of my 3 have taken SAT: both had exceedingly high score, due in part to excellent training by FSA to participate, work hard, be proud of achieving. Two of my kids were on high school lacrosse teams. That has value, but I must say I believe teamwork at FSA academic teams to be more valuable and relevant for working in tomorrow's world. FSA contributed much to my high achievers. I suggest that you, Coach, should review the FSA website & you will see that this school is about so much more that a "name"!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2012
I have had experience with many schools in Florida and in Georgia. I moved to Atlanta for FSA. I did not regret. My intelligent, but different child,did great in FSA. He academically excelled. His standardized test scores were perfect. He was finally happy and comfortable with a school. Finally, a school appriciated his intelligents and creativity and nurtured that. I am sorry for what happened to our school this year. Politics will not stop me. Private or public, my children will go to FSA. Thank you Mr. Sener for being the most caring Principal and Mr. Conrad for being very supportive and patient with our children.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2012
High quality private school education at public school price - FREE!!! Academics is great - they consistently rank on top of all standardized tests in the state. The atmosphere is very friendly, the teachers, the kids are great - it is like one big happy family.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2012
After a horrible Middle School experience with our first child, we sought out FSA Middle for our second. The run down building and the predominant Turkish administration was definitely something that surprised us on the tour, but after our previous experience we had to try it. We felt so welcomed and the atmosphere was so very different. It was obvious that the teachers there just loved their jobs and that was a priority for us especially with what we witnessed in the zoned school. They motivate, are kind and are compassionate. They work creatively so that ALL children can learn and this is where the performance numbers are their testimony! In this school, academics not only come first, but it is 'cool' to have good grades and the children are motivated in the most simplest of ways. The parents are ENCOURAGED to provide feedback and not shooed away like little pesky flies. And, if we have a concern, we can ask ANY ONE - no escalations needed. (ex. last week I had to escalate to a principal of our zoned high school for a simple schedule change that the teacher, the counselor, and the VP could not handle). This would have never happened. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2011
We've had 2 kids at this school for the last 5 years. We've been very happy there. We love the uniforms as there's not so much brand-envy. The administration is attentive and kid-focused. It is tough academically. There are not a lot of the distractions we see at other middle schools around cliques and dress and sports. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2011
Amazing school where my child is thriving and happy! We are so thankful to have this school nearby!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2011
Middle school can be a scary place for both students and parents but FSA recognizes and handles each child's needs very well. Faculty and staff are welcoming and warm yet lay down the expectations up front which helps kids know their boundaries from day 1. Uniforms are worn and checked daily. Academics are delivered well..smartboards and decent technology in all classrooms. Could benefit more from better facilities, ventilation, location.

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2011
My son graduated from FSA a few years ago. From his first day in high school, the teachers commented on how the FSA kids were so much more prepared and organized than the kids from the typical middle schools. FSA is a great environment for an age group with many social issues. The school is probably the most integrated school in the state, with kids from dozens of countries and cultures, all from families who take education seriously. They manage pubescent kids will skill! We still refer to the kids that went from FSA to our high school as "the FSA kids", since they've stuck together and all done well. I see a comment about Mr. Sener, and suggest that seems to be sour grapes, since there are no facts given to back up the accusations. Based on my experience, FSA is run by a great set of administrators who are consistently fair.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2010
My son is a 6th grader at FSA and he loves it. The uniforms are not that bad and teachers are super nice. It completely prepars you for high school. Overall an awesome school.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2010
I have had 2 kids attend FSA, both for all 3 years of MS. This is a great school for the right child, but not nec. the best school for every child. There is no perfect school, and there have been mediocre teachers at FSA just as at any school, but the teachers, students and parentsare uniformly oriented toward striving for top academic achievement. This is a school where it is cool to be smart! The small size makes it intimate and personal. Many of the Science/Math teachers are Turkish - most of which are good, and virtually all of which are pleasant and represent their country well, esp. the men as wonderful role models for boys The school has a very diverse student body and little of the girl cattiness found at most middle schools. On the down side, children with learning/behavior issues may not get the support they need.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Fulton Science Academy maintains very high expectations for all students to perform at their highest level both academically and behaviorally. It is an excellent school where all achievements are recognized and 'doing your best' is always encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2010
They have a strong technical core, driven mainly by the excellent team of teachers from Turkey. However, there is not much attention given to the social studies and language art; some of the teachers are inconsistent (or inexperienced) in delivering the courses or messages to the students - result is inconsistent grades. If you do something well, you do it well and vice-versa. If you get A and then F, A and F - something is wrong in the message that teacher is sending out.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 18, 2010
I graduated from FSA almost a year ago. I cannot begin to understate how much the school has done for me. Yeah I'd often joke with my friends about how it is a 'nerd school' or the 'wierdness' of the teachers, but up until I went to High School I had no idea how much I was challenged at the school. Kids are pushed to their academic and disciplinary extremes. The size of the school really brought most kids closer together than an average middle school. I would recommend it to anybody. Mo

- submitted by a student
November 01, 2009
Fulton Science academy is one of the best middle schools out there. After graduating from there last year, I can't find a kid that I go to high school with that had a better middle school experience than I did. The teachers all want to help their kids succeed, and they are all friendly. This school gets a 5 out of 5 from me. -Bradley Thompson

- submitted by a student
September 15, 2009
I'm giving it 3 stars because the school is only great for students that are self-motivated with no learning disabilities. They do not cater to students w/ any ld so if you are considering this school because of smaller class size, etc., you better make sure you do your research. My son was there for 6th grade and hated it. In one class the teacher simply did not have time for him because most of her students were TAG (talented & gifted). He had to drop to next level. Also, the focus on id's and uniforms is a little too much with giving out citations, as per one student's comments. However, for the accademically inclined, this school is fine. Do not automatically rule out the schools in your own district--do your research! I wish I had.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2009
If you don't like your home school this is an option but beware that it is no longer a small school. The advantages when my son went there of small classes and close environment are now gone. Teachers are either outstanding or awful. There isn't a middle ground. The after school clubs are great. Don't expect this school to live up to its previous billing.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2009
My daughter has been in this school for past two years. The school has a great learning and disciplined environment. Teachers follow up on the assignments and also provide useful information to the parents for timely feedback and intervention if needed.

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April 29, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
January 05, 2009
I love this school. Teachers and stuff are very helpful. I think next time this school will be more famed.

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December 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2008
This is our 3rd year at FSA & I do not regret the decision. I think my daughter has gotten the best education and preparation for high school at FSA. We had a social problem at one time but the problem was resolved quickly & in the end, I think she learned from the whole experience. The teachers & staff really make it feel like one big family community.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2008
This school is lame citations for no id or agenda i mean come on. A waste of class time. I carpool and it takes me a long time to get to Fulton Science Acamedy. People steel your clothes in P.E. what kind of school is this

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October 20, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 09, 2008
this school gives student like me individual teaching and fun programs that help you learn!!

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July 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 27, 2008
The education at this school is great. Every student gets alot of attention because of the small classes. There is not many diciplinary problems. The students there are great. Many of them are very focused on learning. The teachers have very educational and efficent ways of teaching. I am worried that there is not enough positive reinforcement. They almost never tell you how great you did. It is always 'Your shirt is untucked.' Etc. I think it is to strick personally. We get in trouble for a lot. Over time small things add up and you get stuff that looks bad on your perminate record. If they would loosen up I believe that the students would be more motivated to learn and less scared of the negetive reinforcement. Overall it is a great school for learning, but not for individuality. Too much negativity. :[ Good school though :]

- submitted by a student
October 27, 2007
I am pleased to work in this friendly environment. Students treat me like a rock star! What else a teacher would want

- submitted by a teacher
October 08, 2007
Administration and teachers are very accessible and extremely responsive. Communication with parents is outstanding.

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October 02, 2007
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October 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2007
The smaller class size and uniforms sold me on the school. The teachers are great and easly accessable. Each of my daughters teachers emailed me by the end of the day of the open house!

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2007
What can I say about FSA, nothing but ...Awesome... . My son is a little above average in school and did very well at Dolvin elementary. However, he had no school friends and only related to the teachers, he was thought of as 'different'. This is his second year at FSA and things couldn't be better. The staff and faculty care about each individual student. They put my son up for a National Science merrit award, which my son was awarded and this year the school sent his test scores to Duke University. Jake will be taking the SAT in Dec with the local high school students. Prior to going to FSA my son had low self esteem, since being at FSA his self esteem has improved greatly. He has made friends with some or the other students and sits with them at lunch every day. I can't say enough about FSA.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2007
We love FSA. The academics are top notch; the teacher/student ratio, as well as the quality of teacher, allows more focused attention on all students so they can (and do) excel. And there's more... they also focus on the non-academic issues that normally plague middle school (pre-teens) students...they reward good sportsmanship, conduct, behavior and so on. Most schools focus on punishishing bad behavior. FSA punishes bad behavior but it's not the focus; by having so much positive reinforcement, behavioral issues seem less frequent than in other schools. If we had to find an area of improvement for FSA, it would be to expand the options for sports, music and other related activities, much of which is constrained by the facilities. Nonetheless, I think they do a good job of providing extracurricular activities within the facility constraints.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2007
I will admit that I am a teacher at FSA, but I am also the parent of a sixth grader at FSA and I had no hesitation about having her attend. I think this is a real compliment because I used to work in restaurants that I would never, never eat in!

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no rating October 01, 2007
This school an awsome asset to the community, the state, and the country. They are doing great things to help our kids learn.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2007
I can't say enough wonderful things about FSA. My son is in his second year there and so far we have had the best teachers and best learning experience ever. The thing that I like the best about FSA is the closeness of the staff. We have been to several functions at the school and it always feels as if we are at a family reunion. Everyone is so friendly and kind that you truly feel like your among family. I hope my son realizes how lucky he is to be getting a top notch education in such a nurturing environment. I would recommend this school to any parent that has any type of student. They cater to the super brain as well as those kids who need a little extra help. We feel blessed that our child is a part of this fantastic school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2007
fulton science is a great school. there are so many extracurricular activites, that it actually took us some timet to decide what to do. there is not enough hours in a day to do all the stuff fsa has to offer. i am driving an hour morning and afternoon each way to take my child to fsa. i am so thankful to the board and staff. my area school is ridgeview and i cannot even think of my child going there.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2007
Our son just got into FSA as a 7th grader and we LOVE it. We are so glad we made the switch and have been impressed with the amount and variety of after school activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2007
The school is small and my child needs that. The teachers are wonderful and very helpful to the student and parent.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2007
My child enjoys attending school at FSA!!! The teachers here are the best. I really love this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2007
FSA is an excellent school. We are so pleased with the quality and responsiveness of the administration, teachers and staff. We feel our son is receiving a better than private school education at public school prices. They have a unique and well thought out strategy for educating a diverse group of students and it works. Offering teacher led tutoring during and after school, classes geared to different levels of instructional need, a focus on academic afterschool clubs, test preparation sessions, home visits, small class sizes, and promoting student accountability, FSA offers a great educational environment. While the facility is not your average school campus, and students don't have many sports oriented activities to choose from, it's a small price to pay to have a school dedicated to the academic instruction and achievement of all of its students. The surrounding communities offer plenty of those extracurricular activities anyway.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2007
Teachers and staff go above and beyond to give my child the best middle school education. Academics are taken seriously but made fun for the students. If FSA were a sports team they'd truly be in the professional leagues.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2007
My son is currently attending FSA and my whole family loves it. FSA has taught him so much and he comes home to share with his little brother. We just truly love that!!

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2007
Both of my children have attended FSA. My oldest son is now in high school and FSA definately prepared him very well. In fact he has been somewhat bored in his honors level classes in high school. My youngest son has also flourished at FSA. He will be entering 8th grade this school year. He has never been a great academic but he has learned a lot and has been exposed to many great things at this school. Both of my children have loved the extra curricular activities. They have also enjoyed the variety of school projects such as building a rocket out of a 2 liter bottle or creating a game. I like the consistencies in discipline and I feel that they are trying to teach up instead of teaching down a level as I exprienced at other Fulton County Schools.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2007
We are so thankful for the option of having our kids attend FSA! Our older child is entering her 3rd year there and has loved it and flourished. Our younger child is about to start and can hardly wait to get out of the traditional public school that engenders racial tension and clique behaviors. Students at FSA are inclusive and supportive. Staff is aware and concerned about students at all levels. Scores are excellent for a reason -- the staff, students and parents are focused on creating the optimal learning environment. Learning can be fun, and the whole feeling in the school is that of a family.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2007
Great teachers, great school! Most important, my son loves it!

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2006
Thank you to FSA! The staff and students show respect for eachother. The small class size is wonderful. This is like a private school with a family atmosphere. My daughter is in a much more healthy structure and she is thriving. Her total outlook on life has changed. She went from not wanting to live, to not being able to decide on all of her choices she has for her future! FSA has given her the positive attitude.

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- submitted by a former student
October 19, 2005
This is indeed a great school. My daughter is totally a transformed student after attending this school in just a couple of months. There is sense of discipline in everything around here starting from uniform and dress code to citation for non-compliace in behavior and academics. The teachers are very caring and most importantly has an 'international perspective' which is missing in other schools. The diverse talent and diligent but caring academic program make this school stand out from the rest. So what if it does not have a good infrastructure for sports?

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2005
As a student of FSA I can say that this school is really not a bad school and that the students here are really smart! But unfourtunatly we have very little choises for sportsand other academic programs. But other than that this school is a really cool and fun place to learn. The learning enviornment is a very easy enviornment to learn in and the teachers are great too! The music program here at FSA great! I can say,as a student,that I am very happy to be here!

- submitted by a student
August 18, 2004
We have had a wonderful experience with FSA. Our son attended private Catholic school from first grade through fifth grade. FSA offers the small class size and personal attention to which we were accustomed as well as challenging and innovative approaches to learning math and science. The parents and teachers are very dedicated to making the students successful, as is the Principal, Selim Ozdemir. The only thing lacking is a solid sports program, but the facility is not such that it could support it. They do, however, offer an extensive list of after school clubs which are an extension of the the things taught during the regular school day such as The Dissection Club. We feel that sending our son to FSA was a very sound decision.

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Fulton Science Academy
1675 Hembree Rd, Alpharetta, GA  30004
(770) 753-4141
Last modified Fulton Science Academy is a Charter school that serves grades 6-8
Fulton Science Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 62 reviews. Top