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6-8
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Marietta, GA
Students enrolled: 946

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2025 Powder Springs Rd SW
Marietta, GA 30064

(678) 594-8267
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October 27, 2014
My little sister attends this school. I've also attended this school a few years ago. I can honestly say the school has changed, but no quite in a positive way. My little sister stays up to almost four in the morning to finish homework that a teacher assigned. 60 pages of homework is honestly insane! They don't assign 60 pages of homework in college. His words are, " I am preparing them for college. " no one in their right mind would assign a child 60 pages of homework. She has other classes to do homework, and plays basketball as well. Sleep is important for a child. The teacher should be teaching college or something. 8th graders are not fit to do 60 pages of homework every night . And mind you she was told she has to write all the questions out, color coat it, and transfer it onto graph paper.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2014
Smitha is a good middle school. As a parent I have to continue to do my part knowing this school has 1000 students. Ms. Burris is a great liason and communicates with me on all matters. The advance classes prepare students for High school Geometry. On my days off I will make those "surprise visits" to keep things in order. 6-8 grade is the "Puberty" period where students can tend to be mean. Smitha has a ZERO Tollerance policy regarding bullying and other matters. My child will walk or catch the bus. A lot of the Hollydale elementary kids transferred there so if you are in the 30008 or 30064 zip codes, this is a good school for your children.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2013
Excuse my bad typing, but Smitha is somewhat a great school. The principal is very nice and always walks around to check up on the kids and peeps into the classrooms at times. As an 8th grader, the principal and administration has made sure that I've had the best last year in middle school. :) The students at Smitha are great, even though some students distract the kids who would like to learn. This is coming from a student with honor roll. Other than that, we like to collaborate and just have fun to be honest.

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2012
My child and the students in our neighborhood are doing well at this school. A sizable population of students from this school go into high school magnet programs.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2012
My daughter is a Smitha student and we never had problems with her grades. To us Smitha has done nothing! She's been failing her math and language arts classes since the beggining. We have tried several times to contact the teachers and the principal and to this date no one has gotten back to us. All the kids that I know from that school have something bad to say about this school. I have not seen teachers concern about their students performance and there are no tutoring for student who need help. I will do everything I can to have my daughters not to attend this school. If your kids need help with doing their best, this is not the school for you. No one seems to care or pay attention and they treat the students like high schoolers and forget that parent involvement in the student academic life is very important!!! Teachers are suppose to keep the pinnacle updated for parents and should rely on pinnacle but that even doesn't help! I'm just not happy with this school!!

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February 25, 2010
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February 22, 2010
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January 12, 2010
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- submitted by a student
November 22, 2009
Smitha Middle School has lots of things to do. We have connection and the teachers are very nice.When we are in gym we do sorts stuff like badmintin and more.

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October 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2009
Smitha is a great school. The teachers are conscientious and extremely helpful. Also there are many enrichment extracurricular activities for students.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2009
Almost 30 students got accepted into the magnet program at Smitha, the teachers there are awesome. They are there to be a supply to students who need a little help. Smitha even placed 4th in the state for reading. This is one of Georgia's Best!

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2009
Definetely one of Georgia's better schools. My child has been to about 7 or 8 schools in Georgia and so far this has been the best one.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2009
I agree with the last parent. The staff doesn't care about the kids. The school is so busy dishing out Cardinal Cards they don't have time to teach our children. My child has been there for two years and I am hoping to rent a house somewhere else so my child won't have to return to Smitha.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2009
Personal safety emotionally and physically is a problem. Most staff do not seem to be concerned with the issues that children are having and are often ignored when they do try to express their concern about something. This school needs more security. They need a sports program that the kids can get involved in, and they need staff that are going to treat these kids like who they are. They are our future!

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March 28, 2009
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November 18, 2008
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November 13, 2008
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August 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2008
Smitha is a great school. Vandalism is everywhere not just Smitha. For example Cambell. The stdents don't get into a lot of fights. I've been there for 3 years and there haven't been over 10 fights in 1 school year. The food is somewhat good. The teachers are very helpful and about your future as you go into high school. We have inproved over the years. From an eighth grader now I say that Smitha is the best school I've been to.

- submitted by a student
February 23, 2008
I am happy my parents withdrew me from this place. Smitha is a horrible school to attend. Just take a look at the bathroom walls, Vandalism has become so common they have removed the soap from the bathroom that is disgusting. The teachers do not give a care for the needs of the studentss and I was failing meserably because of a few teachers. I now amd making all A's and B's in the douglas county area

- submitted by a student
no rating January 19, 2008
Smitha Middle School is a great school to go to. The teachers are fun, the administrators are nice, and the lunch is okay. The advanced teachers are always looking for new ways to teach us and so are the regular teachers. The after-school programs are fun to attend and they give kids a chance to learn something new and to make new friends. The in-school programs are also fun like art and band. Take the orchestra for example. Mr.Pulley left them but now they are doing great and still having a good time. For me, an 8th grader, going there is fun. Especially after Olympic Week. Smitha allows you to have fun and learn at the same time.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 19, 2008
Smitha Middle School is a great school to go to. The teachers are fun, the administrators are nice, and the lunch is okay. The advanced teachers are always looking for new ways to teach us and so are the regular teachers. The after-school programs are fun to attend and they give kids a chance to learn something new and to make new friends. The in-school programs are also fun like art and band. Take the orchestra for example. Mr.Pulley left them but now they are doing great and still having a good time. For me, an 8th grader, going there is fun. Especially after Olympic Week. Smitha allows you to have fun and learn at the same time.

- submitted by a student
August 07, 2007
I love being a student at Smitha Middle! When i first came to Smitha i was scared i wouldn't make friends, but I made friends immedietly! The only thing that Smitha has problems with is that the students keep getting low grades. My Grades are good, I usually get straight A's, but the students at Smitha don't seem to care much for their grades, I would suggest that the teachers and staff encourage the students to get better grades.

- submitted by a student
July 09, 2007
I think that Smitha is a great school. But more field trips would be nice (I never went on one at this school except in Orchestra), and please go on with the talent show no matter what. It was done the year before I entered Smitha, but when I entered no one mentioned it.

- submitted by a student
June 22, 2007
Overall this school is very good, I was part of this school for a year and the time I was there I would say it has showed me a lot in academic with the math teachers Miss. Dean and Mr. Able and music with of course the best Mr. pulley.They have made and excellent job in keeping the school with good discipline and safety. I would recommend this school to every who is looking for an excellent school for their kids.

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May 02, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2005
We took our son out of Smitha and opted to pay out of district tuition as a result of 'Our child's grades being padded'. In addition we found the administration to be disinterested and more consumed in processes, and standardization. We cared to be involved and supportive, however we experienced an attitude of 'this is how we do it and we know what we are doing so let us alone manage the kids'. As Smitha's test scores are compared nationally, they are simply poor. Administration cares to compare the schools standardized test to similar failing schools rather than schools of more elite performance. An example of the padded grades were our son's 'A' average in band, with little effort. However, with his transfer to another school, he is struggling to maintain a 'B' average. Across the board he is challenged now. Also Smitha has no extracurricular sports

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2005
I am a student of Smitha Middle School so I know first hand of the overall and detailed performance of the school.I have been at Smitha three years and I am an A and B student.I am speaking for the student body when I say that Smitha needs improvment.Students aren't the only ones feeling this way,parents also feels that Smitha has the potential to be better.Academic wise Smitha is pratically perfect but level of parent involment is very low and needs to rise.Music and art has to be taken and will be taken whether the student agrees or not.Sports is a no, Smitha has no sports related activites for their students to participate in.Smiths'a extracurricular activites include:A step team, Science Olympaid, Odyssey of the Mind, Jr. Beta Club,Smitha Broadcasting Company, Yearbook Commity, Academic Bowl, Debate Team, Muliticultural cLub, Envirnmental Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Chess Club, and Film Making CLub.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 09, 2005
I don't know where you get the stats from but I think you have the make up of the school wrong. The majority of the population seems to be hispanic and ESOL appears to be a real issue. I don't think this administration has their act together at all. My son went to school here several years ago and now my other kids. I don't have a problem at all with personal safety but the teachers who actually are willing to work with the kids are few. It seems like they are so caught up with the at risk kids that any other kid who might need some attention is just allowed to struggle and fail. Their adherance to legally required ADD standards is a joke.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2005
Overall, I think Smitha is considered a pretty well-grounded school. But, considereing some problems my child has had with some teachers, I think there are some things to consider. The principal fails to really deal with issues and they are passed to the administrators. I really only know of my child saying she appears at the social functions such as assemblys or on the Smitha news in the morning. She needs to start doing things for the students and quit acting like school is simply social instead of work for her.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2005
Smitha is a generally ok school. But just ok. While some teachers go above and beyond, others don't meet up. If you are looking for a challenging place for your children, the target program would be your only hope. The principle is not a person you can see. She appears for functions, not when you have a problem. Keeping the kids in line is often a problem.

- submitted by a former student
May 30, 2005
Our child just completed sixth grade at Smitha. That our student finished the year on the nonor roll with all A's is no small testament to the teaching staff. Her math teacher and social studies teachers especially used out-of-the box techniques to push the kids' desire to learn. The math teacher had them pick a mathematician of their choosing and had them act out his life and explain why his discovery was important. The social studies teacher had the kids act out different parts of a river to show the importance upstream and downstream. We participated in chorus and the judged performance earned superior marks. Principal Wanda Dukes has done a commendable job with regard to safety, responding personally to requests for information - queries we've seen put off by other administrators. She is a hands-on principal who adds much to the school.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2004
While I must commend Ms. Dukes for her prompt response to parent/student needs, our biggest concern with this school is emotional and physical safety of the students. We must also commend the teachers for all of their efforts. If not for the daily concern of emotional/physical safety, I believe many of these students would be getting a better education and scoring higher. This is our second year at Smitha and we now wished we had opted to transfer our student to another middle school where he would feel free to learn and not be concerned with personal safety.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
This is my third child metriculating through this school and all three girls loved this school and her teachers. The orchestra teacher, Mr. Pulley,is the best and my daughters all enjoyed him tremendously. All three are musicians now because of him. My daughtes love the teachers at this school and I feel that they should get more credit than they do for the hard work they do with our children. I think our school is very good!

- submitted by a parent
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Smitha Middle School
2025 Powder Springs Rd SW, Marietta, GA  30064
(678) 594-8267
Last modified Smitha Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Smitha Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top