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465 Coates Rd
Hinesville, GA 31313

(912) 877-3112
(912) 368-5342
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October 03, 2014
I am a student of Snelson-Golden Middle School, and I can say that in my eighth grade year that this school has no improvement in fighting/disobedient conduct/ people curse everywhere; I wouldn't say that anyone should go to school. Their staff just walk around and offer no help, and there is a sense of favoritism to the *African American* kids who are non-military than others. The new "Liberty Learning Experience" is such a sham, where kids get to walk around and take nude pictures of theirselves and message others all day during class and play gun games. Many kids use slang such as "ratchet" and get into fights because this is an urban area with many black kids. Girls wear small and tight shorts and I've personally heard many *se*xual conversations in last years classes. Unless your kid is in Advance Placement, your child will be put with all of these cretins. Many of these kids frollocking about and never read anything and the only kids who do are picked on and stuff.

- submitted by a community member

October 30, 2013
This is the worst school any of my kids ever attended. The gifted program is laughable, giving the kids a subject and telling them to teach them self is not exeptable. Not entering all grades before the report cards are issued is negligent. The noise level in some class rooms is deafening. Fights break out daily between the students. The front office staff is always taking personal calls and act rudely when they are interrupted. This is a badly run daycare not an educational institution. The smart kid will skirt through but the average kid is set up to drop out if highschool.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2013
The band was very welcoming but I can't say much else good for the rest of the school. There is a terrible lack of discipline for the students. I have, myself, witnessed students swearing at teachers and many fights between students break out on a regular basis. The meals are much too over priced for the quality of the food. Substitutes often push their own beliefs upon the students as do some teachers. The social studies/language arts gifted teacher is possibly the best teacher there. But overall there is much favoritism and bullying is a big problem there. If I had kids, I defi itely would not want them to attend this school.

- submitted by a community member

April 30, 2013
Snelson-Golden (SGMS) is a read, write, and think school that promotes extremely high academic standards. It met AYP for eight consecutive years. SGMS employs technology, media, and text to actively engage students in higher level learning. Snelson is progressive. Their many clubs and extra-curricular activities aid to motivate students to attend positive social events, promote school and public fund raisers, and earn academic awards and honors. All students can learn and our students are willing to learn with the support of parents, administrators, teachers, the PTO, our parent coordinator, and our community. Go SGMS!

- submitted by a teacher

April 28, 2013
My daughter attends this school and is a member of the SGMS Honor Band. They just recently attended a trip to Orlando, Flordia and she had an awesome time. My hat goes off to Ms. Nestor for AWESOME job that she is doing at the school. You are an excellent band teacher and I am very proud to have you apart of her success. Keep up the great professional work you are doing Ms. Nestor. Thanks Mrs. Gaines

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2013
My daughter went to this school and all I can say is that she strived wonderfully at this institution. She was put in the gifted program and actually started there in 5th grade. To me some of the complaints on here are a personal situation to their child. Be more proactive. If you know your child is having a problem or is a problem step up as a parent and stop blaming the school at fault. They have several hundred children to deal with and yours is ONE.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2013
SGMS is a great school. The students and teachers work together to create an atmosphere of high expectations and family support. Many people have not visited the school to see the great changes that have been made in the last five years. The school is a positive place that house your typical teenagers- all trying to discover themselves. Go Eagles!!!

- submitted by a community member

January 09, 2011
My family and I moved here last year in October 2010. My son always told me that the students are always cursing and throwing things at their teachers. What do the teachers do? Nothing. How does an administration and its teachers let children disrespect them? What are they teaching the other kids that do respect their teachers?

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2009
I am currently a student at SGMS. Snelson Golden is an okay school. I've attend Snelson since 2007, which was my 6th grade year, and the school was still the same then. The amenities are good. The SGMS Chorus is something I would perfer a child to take part in. The chorus teacher is excellent with music and the teachings of music. I'm not trying to flaunt the chorus, but im in the chorus. Well their are some things I have to say about Snelson and Thank You for reading my review.

- submitted by a student

September 10, 2009
Snelson-Golden Middle School in my opinion still needs a lot of work. Although after numerous attempts to get certain things in order for my child to achieve this so called 'superb' education, I still find there are flaws in the system. If a child is border-line pass or fail there should be something set up between the teacher and the parent that would ultimately help the child achieve the next grade. After sitting with the faculity at the beginning of the year and explaining to them that my child likes to hide things such as i.e. progress reports, homework, and tests I needed to establish something that I could monitor on a weekly basis. This was to alleviate a shock when report cards came out and we all know by then its to late. They have failed dramatically in this department.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 29, 2008
My daughter has been a this school for 1 year. She was on the advanced team for 6th grade and loved her teachers. They seemed to be very involved and had some interesting projects for the students. She has always struggled a bit in math and I have to say this was her best year ever in that subject! She was in chorus and the teacher is great! A good school in my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 21, 2008
Snelson golden is good school to me. Even though we may have some fights but it is a good school. I agree that snelson needs 2 work on disipline but its not always the school fault 2 me it is more of parents fault for there child misbehaven. Snelson gloden also has no favorites out of nonmiltary students and miltary ones.There are a lot of miltary students at snelson.Snelson is kindy of good school 2 me. Plus im in the 8th grade now and never got into any fights are sent to the office cause i did something wrong.

- submitted by a student

March 02, 2008
I have a child in this school and I have to say that he has had some teachers take an interest in his learning. He has also had some teachers who just do not seem to care. There are fights that my sons will come home and tell me about and when I talk to the princiaabout it, it doesn't seem to be high on their agenda. The kids have bad mouths and need disipline, but the administrators and teachers have to know that some of these kids who are disipline problems have an underlying reason for why they are acting out. If they can help those children then may everyone can focus more on education. Or maybe they need to take some advice from other schools that are doing better then SGMS!

- submitted by a parent

January 01, 2008
This is probably the worst school I have ever seen. I have been in the military for 17 years and have seen a lot of schools. I cannot say it is the school's fault entirely. Unfortunately, the change to school uniforms only put undisciplined children into the same attire. It seems like the teachers are overwhelmed by trying to keep discipline and forget to take care of the kids who are well-disciplined and there to learn. Favoritism is shown to non-military children. If I had a choice, my child would have gone elsewhere. If you buy a home, check the schools carefully before you commit to a purchase.

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2007
im not a parent but a student and i have to say the school is alright. Teachers help some but not all. the principles are ok and try their best sometimes but they dont always. there is alot of parental involvement at times. the school does need more funding for better equipment and for a better environment i am in 8th grade and about to pass to ninth grade. i try my best so i can get good classes in high school. but sometiems the teachers put alot of stress on me and other students as well. and it gets alot harder to consentrate on work. the school needs better saftey.

- submitted by a student

September 20, 2006
September 2006 sgms is a good school we need to fund the school more so the kids can get better books and equipment. I think the teachers need to help the kids more in class instead of just telling them to do this from the book the teacher need to explain to the kids what they want them to do and then show them a example, not just say do this , my child have said that a lot of the teacher ,not all are not willing to answer there questions or if they ask a question the teacher act like they do not want to response to what they have ask, the lunches have gotten better also, they have added extracurricular programs for the kids to enjoy that's a good thing just need some minor adjustments on discipline the kids are not in the military lighten up some.

- submitted by a parent

July 13, 2006
my child was a 8th grade student at SGMs and he had the best set of teachers I have seen in many many years he was on tem 8-1 and he was actually excited to go to school. his teachers were so devoted to helping him when he needed it he had the best math teacher mrs. ryan she was a shining star I feel my child is prepared to make that big step into high school! god bless the teachers of team 8-1!

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2006
My child has had a wonderful elementary education. The education is not continued at SGMS. Teachers do not spend time helping students, they sit at their desks grading papers and playing on the computer. There is no challenge to school. My child loves the social aspect of the school but is not getting an education that will be beneficial in the work force.

- submitted by a parent

December 15, 2005
Our son went to an American school for the first time at SGNS and we were very happy with the support he received. It is one school in his life that he will not forget. A happy child in school says more than anything else ever could!Every teacher we met was a true blessing!

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2005
Snelson Golden is not that of a great school.The teachers dont help the students that much and does not have that safe of an learning enviroment that I have hoped for.

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2005
i am not a parent but a student. i finished my time at sgms. It is a GREAT school. It just needs to put more money towards the band program. The band program is the best in the area! :) I've completed 6th 7th and 8th grade here and i miss it!

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 22, 2004
I have only had my children at snelson golden for a few months of the last school year and are attending it this year. I think the school is great and so is the administration. However, I do have a great concern...I think that the school board needs to take a great big look at the bus transpotation system. School has only been in for about 2 1/2 weeks and so far I have heard of close to 5-10 fights on my childrens bus.

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2004
I'm not a parent, but a student at this school. The only thing that could be improved about this school is the lunch, and the lunch isin't even that awful. This is a wonderful school, and should continue to make parents happy throughout their child's (children's) middle school career.

- submitted by a student

June 19, 2004
Snelson-Golden provides a very challenging learning environment for its students. Students are well prepared in all subjects at this school. Because of my foundation at Snelson-Golden I was well prepared for high school.

- submitted by a student
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Snelson-Golden Middle School
465 Coates Rd, Hinesville, GA  31313
(912) 877-3112
Last modified Snelson-Golden Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Snelson-Golden Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top