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6-8
Public district
Dacula, GA
Students enrolled: 1,647
 

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137 Dacula Rd
Dacula, GA 30019

(770) 963-1110
(770) 338-4632
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May 07, 2015
Based on a recent experience with the assistant principal of the school revealed the true revelation of my child's daily complaints about the neglect expressed by teachers. The assistant principal's negative demeanor and disrespect clear express the negative examples and lack of care to our children well being.

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2015
Any rumors you may hear about Dacula schools being bad are completely false! My son is a 6th grader at Dacula Middle and loves it! He is in accelerated classes and has some amazing teachers who really push him academically, but still keep him enjoying school. He has never complained about bad behavior from the other students. The teachers and administrators go out of their way to reinforce positive behavior with "fins", which are like money that can be used to buy rewards and attend parties for good behavior. It is really truly a great school and I am proud to send my son here.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2015
At first my daughter had a good start when she enrolled nearly at the end of 6th grade.The only issue in 6th grade was that the school had a bomb threat and now the police is stationed in the school. Once she went into the 7th, there has been a lot of issues. First she complained about the teachers not helping her with her classwork and they don't do their job correctly. Then she says that the kids steal personal belongings. One of the students IPhone 5s got stolen in this past month and also one of the teacher's cellphone got stolen as well.And just yesterday, my daughters $20 brand new book got stolen during class. And there is a lot of cussing, harassment, threatening, and bullying going on. Teachers don't do anything when a student gets bullied they stay passive. My daughter comes home with a complaint of daily drama. I do not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2015
This middle school is horrible. Do not let your child enroll in Susan Pass' class. She is an awful teacher. She don't know how to disciple students. One day as I was walking out of her class Susan stops me for checking the TIME on my phone. She goes I'm going to call your mom. I don't get to explain other students had there phone out. But only I was targeted for checking the TIME. In my opinion I feel that Dacula just needs to fire her and go on.

- submitted by a community member

November 11, 2014
Terrible terrible terrible. The teachers bully you. They make to many mistakes. They are not there to help the students. My son has ADD. The advanced 7th grade math teacher constantly bullied him. She allowed other students to bully him. He told the teacher and she just looked at him and smiled. The Principal does noting but tell you all the time she understands. But she never accepts responsibility for the teachers mistakes. She is not there for your child. Everything is just a cover up to make the school look good.

- submitted by a parent

July 30, 2014
Before I go into writing about my experience at Dacula Middle I want to disclose that this is my own personal experience and should not waver anyone from wanting to attend this school. Now that's out of the way, I wanted to first start off by saying that I attended Dacula from 6th to 8th grade and was a constant honor roll student. Even with this, my 3 years at Dacula were the most difficult of my school career. The group of students I learned with proved to be very clique-ish and weren't very receiving of new students. If you differed from the popular clique you were automatically teased. Within a year I faced a bullying problem and the assistant principal barely took any action to have the problem resolved. The bullying nearly continued for 2 years. The guidance counselors were not very helpful and didn't keep an open relationship with the students. The only positive that I can give this school, is that its academics were great and I did encounter some pretty great teachers along the way. Besides that, I hope that this review helps any former and new students at Dacula. Hopefully the administration has buckled down on bullying and has tried to help students.

- submitted by a community member

April 09, 2014
I have had two children that went to Dacula Middle School. My son has learn to stay away from all the problem children and stay positive. He tells me daily that there are a lot of behavior problems which does not allow the teacher to teach to their best ability. I thank God for having a strong minded child that does not follow the crowd. I personally do not care for the school but he not having any issue so I will not transfer him. My daughter on the other hand gave into the temptation of being call lame and started acting like the other kids that and let her grades go down, asking foolish and I can continue but I will not. The administrators really need to get a handle on the disrespectful kids that make this school a unpleasant place. Most of all the PARENT NEED TO BE ACCOUNTABLE OF THEIR KIDS...JUST MY THOUGHTS. FYI. after strong discipline my daughter grades are back up.

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2014
I am a parent of a sixth grader at dacula middle. The school itself is great. I think the cirriculum is difficult but apparently is what is needed to survive high school and college. My son is in the gifted program and does very well. It did take about six weeks to get in a groove and the school did not prep us new middle school parents well. I had no idea how to find homework assignments on the school website and there are other important links on the left hand side of the teachers websites that no one mentioned. There are online textbooks for the first several weeks that I did not know about or how to get to them much less use them so it was hard tryiing to help my son with homework. As to his teaxhers, I do have to say his sixth grade math teacher mrs.sanford is quite difficult. She will not help with any extra credit or help the student thrive and is also very disorganized. The other teachers are much easier to deal with and communicate whenever I need them. The assistant sixth grade principal is great. Overall it's a good school but if anyone from the school reads this, you might want to put together a packet for new middle school parents.

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2013
This school has a lot of bullying issues that is not resolved in a timely manner. Teachers are doing the best that they can with disobedient kids.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2013
As a parent of a sixth grader, I am extremely pleased with Dacula Middle School. The instructional focus has been top-notch, the teachers go out of their way to ensure that students learn, and the administration is attentive to the needs of students and parents. My child has made lots of friends and has found a "place" at DMS. I am very happy to have such a great middle school in my community!

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2012
I am an 8th grade student at DMS. This school is the best you can ever go to in the Dacula area. The teachers are the best and really care if the student succeeds or not. There are many teacher's that teach classes that you should try to get your student in to. One of them would be the 7th grade teacher, Mrs. Pate. I really think she will allow your student to shine their brightest in science.

- submitted by a community member

September 15, 2011
I do not go to Dacula but my brother did and I can tell you from his experiences McConnell is a lot better and the same with High Schools Archer high is way better then Dacula High

- submitted by a community member

August 20, 2011
My girls go here and on the first day of school they had an 8th grader threaten them saying "I will kick your a@# if you sit back here again", I called the school and they sent me to the transportation department and while yes the bus driver doesn't care what is done or said on the bus and should be fired but I fee like this should be a school issue too, since it is bullying and they are supposedly against it and have no tolerance. Needless to say the first chance I get to get them out of this school I will

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2009
I love this school because the teachers are extremely pro-active in their style of teaching. By the time my son gets home, I've received info on what was missing, test scores, etc.

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2009
Im a former 7th grader from Dacula middle, and ive got to say, dacula middle school s the best school ive gone to so far. 6th grade was the funnest but 7th was great to.

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 07, 2009
i am a student at DMS and let me just say this school is the best ever last year i went to SMS and i was not doing so well and when i came to this school i really started trying. the teachers teach so well and the lunch is really good and the students there are so friendly. i highly recomand this school, by the way im in 8th grade lol

- submitted by a student

February 25, 2009
I am in 7th grade at DMS..... and yeah the school couldn't be better. 6th grade is the hardest but overall everything is great.

- submitted by a student
no rating
December 14, 2008
my son is in 7th grade at Dacula. I am happy with his teachers. His principal has been so kind and supportive when I had family problems and need assistance. My son is happy there. I think it's the best school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 02, 2008
not having a great experience with some of the teachers. My son had a teacher first year and she was forced to teach at an elementary then another teacher went on a medical leave and didnt come back and is now assisting insead of teaching so what its just to bad for the students that had to deal with trying to be taught by teachers who couldnt or shouldnt have still been teaching now we have one that should be a professor in college instead of a middle school. I just hope he survivors and get out of this school oh yea had injury issues that happend at school never could get an appointment with the principal and not allowed to have tape recorders or back pack help reguardless of what body part was broken. Crazy how that school works

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2008
Great teachers, great students, great principal, everything is great......i learn sooooooooooooo much while at school.

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 28, 2008
I am a grandparent. Our grandson is in the gifted program for sixth graders at Dacla. As an educator of 39 years in the public school system and the grandmother of four gifted children (three in the FL public school system), I would definitely rate Dacula with 5 STARS. Tyler's mother is also a teacher with 14 years experience in public education. It has been such an incredible experience to see the needs of gifted children served so incredibly. In FL gifted chldren get the crumbs of education. The teachers at DMS have encouraged and challenged Tyler to excel. I stand in awe of your parent communications, teaching skills and your geniune love for your students. Thank you for enriching our life's. May your gifts be returned to you tenfold.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2008
i love dacula my daughter loves it!!!

- submitted by a parent

February 08, 2008
DMS is a great school. It is my 6th grade year and I am loving it. The teachers are great and the kids are cool too! Yes, it's crowded but that means there are more friends to meet! There are no more trailers! I'm on the 4th floor and climbing all of those stairs isnt fun, but it's worth it! I have learned a lot this year. The teacher are very involved in everything we do.

- submitted by a student

November 02, 2007
I was very nervous about my son entring 6th grade at such a large school. I have been very pleased with the way the 6th graders are treated and kept separate from the older kids. My son's team of teachers have been very responsive to my emails and requests for meetings. The 6th grade office has also been very helpful in assisting me as well.

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2007
my child was a new student in his 6th grade there. I never could contact principal of school. The teachers are really sensitive and try but they are overwellmed with all the students. To many students per class

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2007
We moved our son to Dacula because his previous school failed AYP three years in a row. This has proven to be a blessing. He is thriving, making better grades, having an extremely positive experience with staff, teachers and students. His grades have never been better. We should have done this two years ago. He is so much happier and excited about school. The staff & teachers seem to really care about the students and the family as a whole. They are motivating and inspiring, what a difference the change in attitude and environment has made on our son!

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2007
I'm a 7th grader at this school and I love Dacula Middle. It is my first year and i made new friends and their very nice too. The teachers are nice they gave me help on the first day. The teachers makes sure you're not failing a class. Only one problem some students there are very ruse and say alot of cuss words.

- submitted by a student

July 07, 2006
I was quite surprised though a large school still very conscience of every student. A super school!

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2005
Dacula middle is a great school, i went through 6-8 at this school and i have learned so much. the teachers dont just teach you about wars , the scientific method, and slope-intercept form, they teach you about life lessons, frienships, and much more. i couldnt of picked a better middle school.

- submitted by a student

February 17, 2005
I really don't think that many of the higher ranking staff have much brains or common sense but many of the teacher are good and the sudents arn't mean.

- submitted by a student

June 01, 2004
Our family is glad that our son is moving to new school that is not as crowded. Our son felt like he was being 'herded' from trailer to trailer.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2004
Just voted a Georgia 'School of Excellence', out of 26 in Georgia, only two in Gwinnett system. Great principle and staff. Right vision and goals for the students. Through the hardships of overcrowding and trailers (The Village), have still out performed all others by increasing test scores every year. The envy of all middle schools thruoghout the state.

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2003
If you don't mind your child staying in a trailer for three years in a row, it's O.K.

- submitted by a parent

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Dacula Middle School
137 Dacula Rd, Dacula, GA  30019
(770) 963-1110
Last modified Dacula 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.
Dacula Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top