I'm a student a sutton in 6th grade and I absolutely hate it! I'm in 6th grade and most of the kids are ghetto. No joke! They all cuss and do inappropriate things. I do love all the teachers there's not a problem with them but the students are terrible. I love the staff as well, Mr. Hudson, Mr. Cone, Ms. Miller ect. I would really wanna leave this school but all my very close friends go there. Also before you say I don't believe you with the whole "ghetto" thing then here's a story that happened a couple days ago. I was walking to carpool with my friends when all the sudden this kid runs out of his classroom with his teacher chasing after him, the student slaps the teacher and says many cuss words to her. Honestly, DO NOT put your child in sutton, they can get bullied, or even jumped. Again I love the teachers and the staff but the students are terrible
I'm a student that goes to Sutton, and it's a very good school! The staff is super kind, and I made all kinds of friends! Wherever you look, people are there for you and willing to help.
My child is a studenthere at SMS. I would not recommend your kid here. Most of the teachers are great! But the students have no class, and most of them are ghetto. Random kids get jumped and bullied. There is a lot of drama here. The "principal" and administration care less about the students and more about their reputation and budget. Many of child's my friends have been in a situation where they have been bullied, harassed, and threatned and the bully said they were being bullied. Both of them were told not to talk about it ANYMORE. Now, the situation could get worse. If a kid can't get advice from their friends, what's the point? In conclusion, don't waste your time with the administration and go straight to the police or courthouse.
My son attends sutton currently (7 grade) and really likes it. He is in challenge classes and although I don't really feel that he is being challenged to his highest potential he is still learning a lot. The band program is great! Mr. Denson (the band director) is wonderful. I have heard good things about the orchestra and chorus/guitar teachers as well. I am disapointed that we have to move.
The administration is absolutely terrible here. It makes it nearly unbearable to teach. It's unfortunate as the students themselves are terrific, but whenever there are discipline problems, the administration doesn't want to deal with it. One particular administrator seems to enjoy randomly choosing teachers to harass and then making them so miserable they are forced to resign. It is never a good sign at a school when there is as much turnover as there is at SMS. I can't wait to get out.
Two kids at Sutton with one graduating. I have been overall pleased with the Principal and the staff. Their are plenty of opportunities to involve yourself in the school and the day to day operation. Sutton has been a excellent experience and if APS can get the new North Atlanta off of the ground quickly things will continue.
My son has had 3 great years at Sutton. He found his niche early on. Our second son is excited to join Sutton next year. All the teachers know our child by name and even the Principal knows us all. For such a large population, we feel it is truly a neighborhood school!!
I have a child in 6th grade and it has been a very difficult year so far. I am very disappointed! Some the teachers have no control of their classroom. Nothing like elementary. Very difficult to reach the principal.
It is a great school filled with fantastic kids and wonderful opportunities!
Really love the School and the Diversity. Glad to have my child attend there. The Staff is Wonderful.
This DIVERSE school has ALLf the trimmings of a well run private school. Also, the parent participation as well as community leader's participation puts Sutton Middle School at the top of any school list!
I love the interaction between parents, teachers, and students. They have excellent programs. Helping hands were parents volunteer there time to come and help the teachers and staff. Also hall monitoring. The have Wellness embassier for the student. That is on a student to student level. The school is just awesome! Everyone there has an important role that has been done well!
It's given my son every conceivable opportunity to learn and grow as an intelligent young man.
Sutton Middle School is filled with diversity with an international approach to teaching. I am proud to be a teacher in Atlanta Public School.
My child is a 6th grader at Sutton and loves it. The diversity is terrific among students and faculty. Ms. Sofianos is an outstanding principal. The PTA is incredibly active and involved through volunteer time and donations. This is a wonderful public school and I am so glad we are a part of it. My child gets a great education and we only have to pay once for it ... through taxes, not tuition.
My son entered the 7th grade at Sutton this year after attending private school K-6. Our experience has been outstanding. The school is well organized, communicates incredibly well with Parents, has excellent teachers who are committed to providing challenging classes and encouraging critical thinking. Sutton is an excellent middle school and strong example of a successful public school.
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.
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.
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