Most of the bad reviews you see on this site were written by students that are angry because they can't wear clothes that are too revealing to be worn anywhere. The rest I these one star ratings are by parents that don't understand that a B from an all-A's student means that they are being challenged and is a good thing. Most of the students who went to Simpson got into a magnet school, or the Lassiter and Sprayberry STEM academies. I went to Simpson myself and graduated eigth as a President's honor students (alongside at least 75 other President's honor roll students) to go to the Wheeler Magnet Program with 4 high school credits already under my belt. I can say from personal experience that Simpson is a great school and prepares students well for high school and beyond. All of my teachers in the two years I went to Simpson were exceptional and most even made learning incredibly interesting and fun. My experiences with Simpson were better than I could have hoped for, and I will always be proud to say I was, and still am, a Simpson Eagle.
This upcoming year will be my 5th year as a Simpson parent. Over the years, I have seen the school go through some enhancing physical changes: the addition of science labs, the addition of a music wing, and the transformation of the old music space into a beautiful cafeteria. The teachers appreciate these changes and make sure that they are utilized to the max. Simpson welcomes 6th graders and supports their academic and personal growth until they leave 8th grade (more than well-prepared) for high school. Classwork is challenging, and the teachers are more than willing to help students before and after school. Between music, PE, the arts, and technology, there is something for everyone at Simpson. The environment is warm and friendly, and the administration welcomes parent input. The big plus for me, as a parent, is that I feel my kids are in a "professional learning environment". Academics are the priority, with extras built into the program to make school appealing and enjoyable. There is an active PTSA and Foundation, which welcome parent volunteers. Whether you have two hours to give per week, or just once a year, your involvement is always welcome.
My son is a sixth grader in Simpson Middle School. He really enjoys his classes and your teachers. They have a great anti-bullying program and the staff is very friendly and knowledgable. Simpson is a great school!
My child has been at Simpson Middle School for the past 3 years. During that time he has made some good friends and received an excellent education where the teachers challenge him daily. As he is in AC classes the teachers expect these students to step up and stretch themselves and while doing so really learn. Teachers are very friendly and always willing to lend extra help by before school sessions where students can ask questions and get any extra help. The school principle is very open for 1:1 discussions with any parents and takes an active interests in fitting the students in with the right teachers and class levels. The school was just ranked top 5 in Cobb County and that goes to show the dedication of the principal and staff have to furthering the students education. Overall, with parent evolvement your student will thrive in this school and we are very happy with this school. The PSTA is also very active and there are many opportunities to get involved and become part of the success of this school.
Simpson Middle School in Marietta is a very challenging school for all middle school students willing to put the effort needed in to get a good education out. I feel it is outstanding in delivering a strong education with talented staff for those you desire the best in their education.
this schools teachers do not respect the students. the princibles are horrible and the dress cod is outrages. the rule is no bottoms higher than 3 inches above theknee, a student was sent home by the princeible himself even though her shorts were only 1 INCH ABOVE THE KNEE!! my youngest child will not be attending simpson. "gag"
Some teachers are great, but some are very partial and the Principal does not care about what happens in the classrooms and has openly told one of our friends that he has no control over what happens in the classrooms. Girls are treated better than boys and i came to know about a particular 7th grade science teacher that does lot of favors ( even in grades) to one of her students who was in her 6th grade class also.
This school hardly meets my expectations. My straight A student has consistent D's and F's in 8TH grade AC Science as well as all her peers. When I confronted Mr. Bristow, he explained that he was not concerned because middle school grades don't count. I say get rid of teachers who don't care because my child's self esteem does count.