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Grace Snell Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1192 students

 

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Posted August 2, 2014

I went to open house on yesterday and it was the best one ever. I have two other kids who went through this school and in the past open house was a mess. With the new administration I can tell the school is much different. All of the principals were in the halls talking to parents and kids and making them feel welcome. This school is different from the past and I am glad they have figured it out. I would give this school a chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2014

I recently had a conference with Christina McCann (the assistant 6th grade principal) and she was very thorough and informative. She is new this year and is committed to making this a school of academic and social excellence. I have yet to send my son here, but from the walk through, observing the students and campus, I find it to be a clean, orderly and nice new school. Staff are attentive. and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

This school is the worst! They give kids three bathroom passes for the whole year. There has been several accidents in my class. My daughter had had to hold it because teachers won't let us go. Lots of people have developed blatter problems. Also my daughter has gotten severely bullied for wearing a grayson sweatshirt to school . Nothing was done about it. Also at the school dance, girls were doing very innapropriate dances and kissing and no teacher said anything. Also some of the school lunch is moldy and rotten. Theres also lots of kids wearing innapropriate shirts with naked women on them. NO TEACHERS SAID ANYTHING!!! I highly do not recomend this school!! MOst people are failing , most people had to go to comet academy recovery program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2014

This school is average; I wrote a great review about it that just got deleted. Acad- pretty good, great if you're in probe because it prepares you for the next grade well. Social- little to no bullying; people are very friendly/accepting; I saw somebody become popular in less than a week because people accepted her. We have cliques but they're very open Food- eh, school food is school food. :/ Rules- it has improved over the last three years I was there. The dress code was completely pointless when it was started because nobody followed it, the banned ketchup on and off for no real reason, and giving someone a high five could land you in detention. Now, the dress code is being looked into, ketchup is back, and you can give people high fives and even hug your friends! :) Staff- most teachers are pretty good and try hard, the rest are at least average. The counselors are available and the librarians are amazing. Aspects of the school are still pretty messed up but they are improving and not declining.


Posted December 5, 2013

it is a good school not only that but its a fun school i like there food there snacks and i like everything about that school.


Posted October 9, 2013

Upon relocating to this school district from a totally different city, the comments scared me. However, this is a good school and push the kids in the right places.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

Excellent learning environment for my daughter. They have an excellent honors program,somewhat active PTA and administration. There is a dress code that only requires a shirt with a collar. Jeans or Khakis are allowed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

Have not had any problems at this school. They are strict but that is ok with me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2013

The comments posted here seem a bit harsh for a newer school and though I have to agree the school isn't the most oganized I've been much happier with my daughter being there the last two years than I would have been if she were attending Snellville Middle. The dress code I could take or leave but since the majority of parents voted for it we live with it. We haven't had any real issues with teachers but with how unruly preteens/teens can be I don't blame them for holding the kids accountable for their behavior. Overall, this school is good but with small tweaks in organization and communication it could be great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2012

This is not a school .the principle and the teachers are the coldest human beings.They treat the kids like they are in prision,these are children for god sakes.They panal the children for every little thing.children spend more time in the iss room than in the classroom.They act like the children are not human.The school board needs to look into this school.they are sending the wrong message to this children that they are bad but they are not helping the kids at all.Even the lady at the front desk (very unfriendly )does not have customer service.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2012

I'm am very dissappointed in this school. I have attended this school for 2 years, and the longer I attend it, the worse it gets. First off, the rules are too strict. There's a pointless uniform, silent transition, no open lunch, ect. The list goes on. I feel like I'm in a prison, not a school. There's barely any time for us kids to go and enjoy ourselves and socialize. We aren't even allowed to through celebration parties. The teachers catch us students doing more right than wrong which I also think is unfair. If they would would point out the right more and point it out publicly, students would behave better. The administration does not know how to discipline children either. They always want to panel someone after one little incident. I know you get frustrated, but paneling someone for little events is unnecessary. With all of this said, I would not recommend this school to anyone.


Posted June 12, 2012

This school's honestly one of the WORST schools I have ever been too. For starters, The principal is completely insane, the place is filthy, and the teachers (for the most part) are uncaring. There is DEFINITELY lack of respect and discipline to both students and teachers. The dress code is ridiculous because nobody follows it and I find that it is a scam for money. They hold days where if you pay a dollar the you do not have to be in dress code. I know sometimes they say the money goes to good use, which I don't mind paying for if it goes to a good cause, but it doesn't always . I find that they treat others unfairly. I feel like they pick favorites at this school.I recommend finding another school for you child to go too! It will make them very unhappy there.


Posted January 16, 2012

Run! I have watched my son go from one extreme to the other. I saw that his grades began to slip so I request a conference with his teachers that took a whole month to do. You are not allowed to walk your child to class or communicate with the teachers other than by email. There is a huge gap in this line of communication and I felt ostracized and alone in trying to provide the best education for my son. When I did get the conference, instead of providing tools to help improve his grades, they placed blame and pointed fingers. The help days were a waste of gas and a joke. My son told me that they just passed him around until someone felt like teaching him and by the time this happened, the hour was about up. This school has been on the news several times in this school year alone. They have been highly unorganized since the beginning at the open house. My son and I both worked hard together on his schooling and there were no new grades on the parent portal for several more weeks. My son is now being homeschooled until we can find a decent educational institution. Also I live in Snellville and pass several other middle schools to go Loganville due to zoning. That is ridiculous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2011

One of the best schools ever. Must move to area if looking for school in this area.
—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.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

378 students were tested at this school 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 93% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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

378 students were tested at this school 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.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

359 students were tested at this school 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.

394 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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About the tests


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

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

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The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 63% 37%
White 17% 44%
Hispanic 14% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Joyce Spraggs

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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3800 Brushy Fork Road
Loganville, GA 30052
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