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Sutton Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1400 students

 

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Posted May 10, 2010

Sutton Middle School has a caring and innovative staff. The PTA is very involved in helping teachers and students get the most out of each day. Students are happy and well-rounded, with a vast amount of opportunities available to them which are not found at most other schools.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 8, 2010

The teachers work hard to challenge the students and make them think. The principal is upbeat and welcoming to the community. The student body is diverse, thus allowing children to learn to work well with people different from themselves. There are also many extra-curricular activities which allow students to expand their horizons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Sutton provides the academic challenge and tools needed in order to be a successful student and citizen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Sutton Middle is a great school. The staff and teachers are extremely supportive. My son really enjoys school. My older son also attended Sutton and will graduate from college this month. Middle school is a transitional period and Sutton provides the necessary understanding and support that young teens need during this phase of their lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I believe Sutton Middle to be a great school where students are challenged and the teachers/staff/ adminstration truly care about the students. It's a school that embraces parent participation and ideas. The students are able to participate in a number of activities in outside of studies. The diverse intramural program adds to the comradery of the student body. Among the teaching staff, there are many shining stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Great parents, teachers, kids and community partners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I love sutton so much. Im a sixth grader there and its so much fun everyday. I learn alot and the teachers are funny and nice. Im so sad im moving! sutton rocks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2010

Sutton Middle is a great school.The staff and teachers are very supportive and always very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

This school has opened up incredible opportunities for my son. The staff is awesome, there is tremendous parent involvement and my son has fluorished in the Arts. I am so thankful to have found this school. It has been a great ride. I can't wait to see what 8th grade has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

The teachers and staff are friendly, kind and fun. They make an effort to find good in the children and encourage learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Sutton feeds from the best elementary schools in the city of Atlanta where parent involvement has made those schools exceptional. Sutton benefits from the same amazing parents, great kids, dedicated teachers, challenging IB class programs, and outstanding extra-curricular programs. All this right in the heart of Buckhead next to the beautiful Chastain Park.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Sutton has a great staff and they are always helpful. I can go to Sutton at any time during school hours to recieve information. My daughter loves Sutton and has many accomplishments from there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

a sound academic environment. Hard working teachers with a vision of academic and behavioral discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Sutton is an amazing place where my children have thrived. Excellent teachers, parents and kids make for a wonderful middle school experience! The best kept secret in Buckhead is out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Sutton is an IB school which gives a child an International curriculum to prepare them for the future. Sutton is multi-cultural and has many extr-curricular activities that makes for a well rounded child. In addition to all the above I am an alum of Sutton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

The teachers and the students are all family. You can feel the spirit of the school when you walk in the door
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

The staff is outstanding. My 3 grandchildren enjoyed and are proud of attending. Special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Gervais, Ms. Keplar & Mr Moody. 5 stars


Posted April 30, 2010

My grandkids love going to school at Sutton!!!


Posted April 29, 2010

It is a great, energetic learning environment for all kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

It's a great community school with tons of spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 92% in 2013.

490 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

389 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

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The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 38% 44%
Black 32% 37%
Hispanic 24% 12%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

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Performing and written arts
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Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:05am
School end time
  • 4:05pm
School Leader's name
  • Audrey Sofianos
Fax number
  • (404) 705-0100

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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