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4400 Braselton Hwy
Hoschton, GA 30548

(678) 714-5850
(678) 714-5850
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September 20, 2014
Amazing school. The teachers and staff are awesone, the school is just big enough to support all 3,900 of us. Many many different kids to communicate with, love Mill Creek!

- submitted by a community member
June 26, 2014
This is a great school with many wonderful assistant principals to assist with the day to day activities. The special ed department is outstanding

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2013
Mill Creek is a great school academically. However, it suffers greatly within diversity. I also feel like the school only caters to one style of teaching and students that are struggling are falling through the cracks. I hope the following school year will be better. There is way too many students attending Mill Creek High School!

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2013
Mill Creek High Has Great students because it is what is expected. we do not sell our kids short. They are told they can and so they do. Great parent involvement here. Very pleased with this school . I have one who graduated last year and a freshman this year. Very proud of my kids and their acomplishments!

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2012
Personally, I have been highly impressed with this school. My daughter was a freshman this past year and she excelled far more than I could have ever expected. The teachers are caring, concerned and treat my daughter with the respect. My daughter is not a prep, she is not exceptionally smart, and does not play sports but the teachers love her for her personality and have encouraged her to find her place among the masses. Mill Creek only had 3600 students at open last year so I think that is a far cry from 6000. For her, the more students the more friends she can make.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2012
Before sending my kids to this school I was impressed at what I'd heard. But having my kids attend was the worst thing I could have subjected them to. If your kids aren't exceptionally smart and timid this is not the place for them. Oh yeah, also if they are African American, don't bother either. Things are overlooked that shouldn't be. It does no good to complain because their voices will not be heard. I'm looking to send mine elsewhere!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2012
New schools are now built and open for 2 years ...school has become even worse and a lot more problems .....Mountain Veiw only has 5oo students while mill creek still have 6700. Never ending problem!

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2011
The school is simply too large and bureaucratic to provide students with more one on one instruction and character development.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2011
omg,seriously like the worst school ever,but what should I expect from a public school?? i only attented here for maybe a week at the most,the teachers who horrible,i'm a sophomore in high school and was learning stuff that i had already been taught in the 8th grade at my old school. the students where just gross. but thank god,daddy let me move back to cali with my mommy so i could go back to my private school. public schools are just a said excuse for an education,but really the private schools in this area who horrible to,but what should someone expect from the south?? i would not recommond this school to anyone.

- submitted by a community member
July 04, 2011
I currently attend Mill Creek. The large student population makes for very crowded halls but more friend opportunities. I am in the gifted program so my teachers are all very qualified. I enjoy talking to them on a more personal level as well. They care about each individual student and are friendly to everyone. The principal, Dr. Markham is awesome. He is a war veteran and has interesting stories as well as a passion for teaching. He is very fair. I love this school.

- submitted by a student
March 25, 2011
My child has not excelled in this school to the ability I know she has. She is very overwhelmed and intimidated by the size and population of students at this school.. I myself get overwhelmed when going to the school. I feel that a lot gets overlooked at this school and have not been impressed. I am looking now for another school for my daughter to attend.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
I started this 9th grade this year at this school and i have to say it is outstanding i have never done so much hard work and actually get a's i have never made a's till now but some of the teachers are very rude at times but it is a great school especially if you love any type of sport they have almost a 100 of them so i would really choose this school you will not regret it

- submitted by a student
January 06, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2010
My child received an outstanding education at this institution. The size allowed for an astounding number of opportunities. Not many schools offer the number of AP, advanced art, food and nutrition and engineering classes. I never felt that my child was overlooked. I was constantly informed of her progress and personally contacted by the teachers if there was a problem. Overall, outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2009
The school is so overwhelmingly large that if a child has special needs, it is up to the parent to advocate for services. There are many problems within the school that get overlooked due to the immense size of the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2009
Large school very impersonal. Not as highly refined as one would expect from a top 5% school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2009
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- submitted by a student
July 15, 2009
Mill Creek is among the top five percent of the best schools in America. The teaching staff is phenomenal and very well educated in their craft. As a gifted student, I was able to have the honor of having teachers with specialist and doctorate degrees. Also as an art student I know that Mill Creek Arts have exceeded the expectations of Jim Markham. The Art program is very nice and all of the art teachers are very talented. The school is also very safe, the staff does not have any tolerance for fights. Jim Markham takes violence personal and will not allow it. It was a great school to go to, and Gwinnett County Schools in general are very good.

- submitted by a student
May 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 07, 2009
The communication from the teacher is very good and parent involvement is at a very high level and is welcomed by the staff

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2009
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no rating April 01, 2009
Great school for a very large school. I find the academics challenging and the athletics first rate. Very clean, very friendly.

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March 29, 2009
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March 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 27, 2009
I'm a parent of a freshman and I have to strongly disagree with the comment about the lack of information provided by Mill Creek. Just yesterday I received a recorded phone message reminding me that students will be receiving their six-week progress reports today. I have received these same recorded messages in the past reminding me of meetings, grade reports, elections, etc. In addition, the school will send parents text messages with important news but you have to be sure to provide your cell number as noted on the school's website. Speaking of the website, I noticed the powerpoint from the recent freshman meeting is posted so that info is available to those who missed the meeting. I also received a postcard in the mail about this meeting. With 4000+ students I would imagine it is economically & environmentally unfeasible to send paper communication home... As far as football goes,

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2009
I agree--communication is excellent. Also, the administration is very proactive in safety concerns; I think every part of this huge campus is covered by a camera with people whose job it is to monitor them. With over 70 clubs, there is something for everyone, and the administration encourages extracurricular involvement, saying studies show that it is linked with academic success. My son, mostly in gifted classes has excellent teachers. Students who get all A's for a semester are invited to a breakfast that is a feast, according to my son. This is our first year at this huge school after being in much smaller schools, and we're very happy with it. The size will decrease next year when a new high school opens

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
MCHS is very large and spread its priorities too thin. We are frustrated in the lack of early communication from the school regarding important meetings - frequently told about things last minute. It would be great if information could be sent home for those unable to attend. While they are prominent and noted for athletic achievements, it is completely obvious that football reigns supreme in the eyes of the administration, staff and community at large. Some sports are not even provided transportation or a supplement to help with the program costs, like tennis, which is a very popular sport in Atlanta. Academics = 4; All other = 2.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2009
The extra curricular activities excell at Mill Creek High School, which leads me to the level of concern 'most' of the teachers have with the actual 'teaching' of the students. They indicate that they are available for the students but must work around the involvement of the teachers after school activities. Are they teachers or are they coaches? Which is more important, that the school become #1 in sports ot that our children learn?

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2009
This school is very overcrowded as everyone keeps writing! But we have great teachers they will stay after school and take time out of there day to help out a student. The sports teams are fabulous we are allways winning. there are so many diffrent trophes lined upn when ypu enter our campus. I strongly recommend this school. But if you dont like overcrowdedness then i advise you not to go. 4 stars class of '11.

- submitted by a student
January 21, 2009
Yes, the school is over crowded but there are good teachers and administrations. Things go around school but no worse or better then any other school.

- submitted by a student
January 15, 2009
MCHS is a great school! i am class of '11 and i love it here yea there is alot of pple but the teachers are wonderful of course your goingto have the few select teachers who arent that great but that is in every school! my brother is graduating this year and he says that he is very prepared and now that they have taken the tech deploma out it is making kids try and see that they are able to take these classes! there is a super amout of kids in AP and that deff makes our school look wonderful!!! i love mill creek!

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2009
My son went there from the time it opened until he graduated last May. The school is way overcrowded and there are a few teachers there that let things get by them. I spent a lot of time at there and seen things that went on. I was also, nickled and dimed to death. So the parent that said she was not must not see this. There is always something going on there and a lot of the time parents are not aware. There is no consistancy for all students, just the football team. Mr Markam is a great leader but Football is his favorite. There are too many students and the information was not sent home to parents well. College is not easy to get into and the information is not easy to get. We NEVER got it from MCHS. We are still trying to figure out what to do. 3 Stars!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2009
The Math department is extremely weak because the teachers are poorly equipped to teach. With the exception of maybe 3 math teachers most are useless. The tutoring doesnt help and I was a super involved.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2009
way too crowded, the school has so many students that there are not enough good teachers

- submitted by a student
November 24, 2008
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November 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2008
Yep! It's over crowded - but while all of us chose to live in a fast growing area, that is to be expected. New schools are being bult to relieve the overcrowding and will be open next year. The administration has done an extremely good job of handling everything from parking, traffic, discipline, educating, extra-curricular, etc. Besides any sports activities, I have never been nickeled and dimed to death - as a previous parent stated. I do feel that my child will be prepared for college and the world beyond - not because high school was a 'fabulous experience', as one previous parent said - but because she is prepared for reality. Besides an excellent education, she will be able to deal with adversity, over-crowding, standing on her own in the masses, and diversity.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2008
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August 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2008
Great school, over fourty two hundred students in a school that was built for 3600, teachers and administration due a very good job, over 420,000 square foot of space for principal to cover, he has done wonders.I have two children that have graduated and the were well prepaired for college. One more child in the system. Good hard education and dicilpine aren't for everyone. The principle is x-marine.

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August 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
YES, this School is overcrowded and has had gang and drug problems, but the overcrowding has been taken care of with 2 new High Schools opening up in the Fall of 09'. The administration has taken care of gang and drug problems quickly and swiftly and my child feels very safe. The School is strict, but considering the problems this should not be a complaint. The Math department is not weak, the School has extra help available for anyone before/after School, but it takes parent involvment to be aware of what is going on. The Counseling Dept is great, they are very positive and supportive, but parents and students together must take the initiative to put a plan together early in High School and not wait for the last 2 years to get involved. My child is just a regular student, not an athlete or scholar but loves the staff and School.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 02, 2008
Was there when it opened and left this past summer. My daughter hated it. Homeschooled and is doing wonderful

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May 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2008
Great school, teachers, sports, and fine arts! The care about your future!

- submitted by a student
April 01, 2008
Horrible teachers, poor disipline, and nickel and dime you to death. My daughter goes there and both of us were expecting it to be exciting and great but since the first day of school, she comes home crying and will fake sick just not to go. Teachers let bullying and discrimination to go on acting as if it never happend. The school is way to crowded and the only way for a student to be noticed is to be a top athlete star or wear stuff wird just for people to nitce them. This is not healthy for any young teenager to go through. High school should be an amazing exeperience.

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March 31, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 30, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
March 21, 2008
I'm a parent of children that attend this school, my daughter went there 3 years and couldn't stand it from day one, she ended up leaving and finishing her senior year doing homeschooling. My son is now a freshman there and nothing as changed the school is way overcrowded. I mean for a school to be only 4 years old or so it's insane the problems they have there. Just this week alone we've had drug issues, and several fights with gangs. The school and there staff needs to get a grip on there students there before something bad really does happen, but if they didn't have as many students attending the school then maybe there wouldn't be so many problems, don't get me wrong I know every school has there problems but ever since my daughter went there I have never been impressed, don't know how it received a 10.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2008
Even though this is my first year at Mill Creek, it is going great. There are good teachers and the staff does a great job. The only complaint is the school is overcrowded. However, you can still get everywhere in the amount of time you are given. Go Hawks!

- submitted by a student
February 12, 2008
I am a student at MC and I just wish that the parents that think this school is all 'hunky dory' could attend there for one week and see what we go through. It's way too overcrowded, administrators are entirely too strict, and the majority of the time it seems like they'll just hire anyone to teach. I have yet to be told why lunch has gone up twenty-five cents in the last year. It makes no sense, especially coming form the outlook of a student who has been attending the school for the past 2 years going on three. Yes, in my opinion Mr.Markham makes wise decsions as far as disciplinary actions are concerned by calling the police when need be but what about the students being left behind academically?

- submitted by a student
January 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 28, 2007
I give this school four and one half stars. Something needs to be done about the overcrowding but everything else is terrific!

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November 28, 2007
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November 06, 2007
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October 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2007
Mill Creek High School is amazing. I see these other reviews by parents who don't go into this school everyday. I go into this school every day and I feel completely safe there. School is different sense parents have gone and they still expect our school to be like theres but it's better. I recommend Mill Creek to any family. You will be respected for who you are. As for your fellow students, If your nice to them they will be nice to you. Mr Markum is a amazing principle and does a [heck] of a job running this huge amazing school. =] GO HAWKS!

- submitted by a student
September 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2007
Beautiful school Really like the principal Terrible math department (from what we have seen) Lazy, I don't care attitude from much of the student body. Football program takes first, second and third place in receiving funds for sports programs. Counseling department does nothing to help kids prepare for college and college applications. My daughter is a senior and I had to research colleges and find out deadlines myself. School is huge and you are nobody unless you can make yourself stand out here. Tough for a girl's ego.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 11, 2007
My child will in the first graduating class of Mill Creek that spent all four years there. My opinions are based on comparisons with the other schools he has attended in his scholastic career and with my knowledge of other high schools within the system. Mill Creek offers many AP classes taught by some of the finest teachers I ve met. While offering sports the school continues to strive and excels at it s primary mission of delivering an education, offering a great deal of other extracurricular activities through over 60 school sponsored clubs. Although the sheer size of this campus and the number of students may seem overwhelming, Jim Markham and his staff continue to provide one of the safest school environments in the county. There is little doubt that Mill Creek High School will not only become the premier school in Gwinnett, but one of the nations finest!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 07, 2007
The school is mostly a nice school, however there are areas that are very weak. The school is needs to control what goes on between the students and be more on the look out for suspicous behavior. The math department is the weakest. But, as long as you know how to choose your friends you will make through prefectly fine.

- submitted by a student
May 19, 2007
Mill Creek is overall a nice school, but it is lacking in several areas. The counselors seem to hate their jobs and are not very helpful at all. While a lot of the teachers are very nice, there are some that are rude and cannot teach to save their lives. We're all always anxious to know who our teachers are, because our grades are always determined on the teacher, not our knowledge. This is me is ridiculous. In many ways the discipline is too strict with such stupid things (getting to class exactly on time, locking the doors, etc.) and then you have people walking around with barely nothing on cussing their hearts out, starting fights, and being so rude. It's unseemly.

- submitted by a student
May 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2007
I would venture to say the administration is ridiculously rigid. It is entirely inappropriate and ineffective. Administrators do not relate with students on any level, other than to discipline.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2007
My children attend there & the teachers are on their computers all the time e-mailing each other. Very little actual teaching going on & no explanation for students having trouble. (Unless they are a teachers pet or family is rich or do not work & volunteer there.) There is NO supervision after school & children leave this school & walk on and off campus at will just like non students (If you look like a student then you could go for it)Do not teach your child to be honest with these administrators they will take advantage of them. Cameras do not work so why are we paying to have them installed? No metal detector use or do they work either?

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2007
My son has a received an excellent education. We moved from Tennessee two years ago, and I am impressed with the academics. Very wealthy children with money, time on their hands, and no one keeping up with them after school! I have seen it first hand too many times.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2006
This school is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2006
So far a great school for freshmen. Great sports but practice schedules not so good for working parents. Extracurricular activities are great. School asks for money too often.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2006
Leadership and administration are average. Not above any other school my sons have attended. It has a long way to go to become a high ranking school throughout the nation. I do think this school will nickel and dime you to death more than any other school we have attended. Overall I rank this school average.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2006
the activities that are offered are great. But the teaching not so great.

- submitted by a student
May 27, 2006
This school has a wide variety of students and Teachers. all of the teachers here are well educated and trained. The extracurricular activities are very well organized and thought out. The school building is brand new and was built in 2004.The administration board is strict about discipline and making the school a safe place for all.

- submitted by a student
May 26, 2006
An Immensely diverse and active student body. Leadership and administration are second to none. I believe in the potential and talent of Mill Creek and anticipate seeing it ranked highly amongst other high schools throughout the nation in the coming years. As a beginning school composed of first time and veteran teachers as well as students from various cultural and economic backgrounds, I have never in all my life seen the level of cooperation and interaction between students and teachers that exists at Mill Creek. My children are pushed to achieve and often excel standards set by Gwinnett County and I am proud to say that I have students who attend Mill Creek. The one short coming that exists is lack of history and tradition which I am whole heartedly confident will become apparent with time. Highly recommended.

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April 10, 2006
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- submitted by a student
March 31, 2006
Teaching quality way below average. Pockets of affluent neighborhoods mixed with very poor. Like most schools in the south sports are paramount. School will nickel and dime you to death. There is no diversity in the teaching population.

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Mill Creek High School
4400 Braselton Hwy, Hoschton, GA  30548
(678) 714-5850
Last modified Mill Creek High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mill Creek High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 78 reviews. Top