Students enrolled 1323
School leader Wanda Yeargin
Transportation options Yes
District Gwinnett County School District

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5440 W Jones Bridge Rd
Norcross, GA 30092

(770) 263-0860
(770) 447-2617
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4 stars
Based on 18 ratings

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February 10, 2014
If you are wondering why my years at pinckneyville dont add up, don't worry! I apologise for my typo, I am a rising 9th grader. I am sorry for any confusion, but I was rushing to get to the part of my review that talks about band!

- submitted by a community member
September 15, 2013
great because it has standards. I know this because in comparison to other schools our kids attended, this school has some strict policies. Children are learning values AND academics.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2013
Pinckneyville is such a good school no we're not perfect,but we try our best to be. Student work hard and love coming to school the performance arts program is excellent also.the student work hard to accomplish what they do.Many people think its not a good school but it is and, the kids three are great as well .

- submitted by a community member
April 30, 2013
Pinckneyville Middle has been a great school for my children. We moved from FL where my boys attended a high ranked public school with less students. We were very apprehensive about the size and environment of the new school but they loved their new environment and as a parent I think their IB program is excellent. My kids are in gifted and regular classes. Their grades went up and I don't hear "I hate school" anymore. Don't get me wrong they still think homework should not exist but they now look forward to going to school. The teachers and administration are very helpful. They address any concerns when it arises, not at the end of the school year. There is teacher's tutoring available at no charge or minimal if private tutoring is needed. I am a happy parent with happy children.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2013
If you have a child that is serious about their education and want to advance, DO NOT SEND THEM TO THIS SCHOOL! As 6th Grader, this is the worst school year that she has ever experienced!! The kids at PMS are always fighting and stirring up trouble. They do not seperate the good from the bad when one kid is in trouble they all are in trouble. The schools disciplinary actions involves limiting the kids from using the restroom & the media center (which gives them a limited time to do research on class projects, which they can not bring home). You can not meet with the teachers unless your child is a failing and getting in touch with the Principle is impossible. You cannot event obtain her e-mail address from the school s website for the principle, which shows how much interest she has with concerns from the parents. Homework is hardly given because they believe that the parents are doing the work for the students. They barely teach with books, so it is difficult for students to study independently for upcoming tests or quizzes. The curriculum is so outdated to where the kids are truely bored. Our daughter is an A-B student who does not deserve this kind of treatment.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2011
I had two children attend this school and one that still currently attends, I have had plenty of doubts regarding this school. I moved from Marietta City schools and this Gwinnett county school does not even compare to those schools. First of all leaving Marietta city I left so many programs FREE to my children they had before school, afterschool, during school, and Saturday school help for my children. They offer none of these things, my daugther just start high school and I am please with Norcross High but pinckneyville sucks. My son has 3 classes and the classroom average is a U you tell me whats the problem.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2011
Im uncertain, at this point, of how great this school is. I transfered my daughter here because I had heard great things from former parents and students and our other Middle School in Norcross has some serious issues leadershipwise. However, on the first PTA meeting/Curriculum night, my doubts were sparked. The Principal, speaking over the video system, was attempting to explain why Pinkneyville did not make AYP this past school year when she said something that really was insulting. She was going through the breakdown of math score by each Sub-Group and when she spoke of the ELL (English Language Learner) sub group, she said "You know, the ones you would expect to not do well". Being a teacher, myself (at an elementary school) and a mother of half hispanic children, I was really shocked by that comment. It was as if she was saying that just because students speak another language first, that limits their abilities to be successful. I truly hope she sees and understands the error in her statement or she LEAVES. I also hope that this is the only problem we encounter with this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2009
This is a very amazing school. I am a parent of currently one child that attends Pms. I am close friends with a few of the teachers and i trust my child with them. However some of the teachers could be a little more caring. My child has been screamed at for no reason at all once. I do not appreciate that at all. Overall I love Pinckneyville Middle and I recommend this middle school to any cautious parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
I went to Pinckneyville Middle School and it was the best!!! It's the awesomest school---middle school in the world! from 05-08 09ish.It's awesome!:)

- submitted by a student
no rating October 06, 2009
My daughter is an 8th grader and my son is in the sixth grade here. They are both doing very well in the Gifted program and extremely happy with the foreign language program (French and Spanish), orchestra, and other extra activities. They love going to this school and refuse to miss classes even when they are sick. Having graduated from an excellent highschool in Asia, and attended an university in Georgia, I can tell you that I am really impressed with the teaching quality of some young teachers at this school, especially in Math and Science. This is a wonderful school with many caring teachers, excellent curriculum, and various enhanced programs for all levels of students. If a student wants to do his/her best, there is ample opportunity here, with so much help from teachers and school adminstrative staff to achieve the goal. We are very happy with our choice of PMS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 04, 2009
Both my children attended PMS for 3 years. As a PMS parent for 6 years, I have seen the school go through many changes. One thing that has not changed is the excellent quality of instruction. My students were pushed to perform to their highest abilities. My daughter graduated as a National Merit Scholarship recipient and my son is enrolled in Gwinnett's accelerated math, science school, GSMST. They were both prepared for the rigors of Gifted and AP classes by PMS. My daughter ended up earning 33 credit hours through AP and IB tests for UGA. The schools she attended prepared her to excel on the national tests.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2009
The teachers really don't think about their impact in the students' lives. Their descision could control the way student wants to live. All they think about is doing their job. They don't try to interact with the students. Sure, they give back nice comments every now and then, but that's a overstatement of how the relationships are. The younger and 'fresher' teachers actually talk about the students 'after' interest, how they are outside of educational views. However, the older and 'hardened' teachers do not think in their actions. Hey, we go through years of going to school just as you do so why not understand that we are so unaccustomed to having things you can't control rule over your lives.

- submitted by a student
January 08, 2009
I actually really like this school. I do not really agree with the last student that commented- not everyone gets a's. The advanced classes do give way too much projects though- It seems like I spend more time coloring than learning sometimes.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2009
Pinckneyville is a good school. Some of the teachers could use some training though. The connections courses are very fun and interesting. I highly recomend the music courses especially the band. Overall I am impressed with the school.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2008
I am very displeased with the academics here. We are literally spoon-fed information. The only way NOT to get A's is to not try at all. We don't deserve any of the prestigious awards! It only APPEARS that the student body excels academically. At any other school, most of us would fail every class with the new challenges presented. And that's what worries me - we can't know if we are excelling in science, or just being tested on simple, unimportant facts. As we prepare to enter high school, the teachers there tell us to, 'Take the hardest level class you can succeed in.' We may think math is easy now, and sign up for a Honors class - only to realize that the new standards are more than we can handle and we weren't as smart as we thought. Don't go here!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 06, 2008
My daughter has been at PInckneyville 2 years, and she loves going to school there. She joined the orchestra, and we are proud of her new interest in classical music, and going to the concerts has been a wonderful experience for our whole family. She is in the gifted program, and has had excellent teachers & grades every quarter. My younger daughter is looking forward to the fall after-school intramurals program - (cross country,volleyball, flag football, and basketball,) when she attends Pinckneyville . As my older daughter has had a good experience there, our younger one will attend it also.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2008
For the most part I think this school is wonderful. I think I have to get use to emailing teachers and online books. Otherwise the school has a lot of different activities and overall positive experience for my daughter.

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July 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 22, 2008
As the parent of a rising 8th grader and a rising 6th grader, both of whom are excellent students, I have been exceedingly happy with the education at PMS. The teaching staff is committed to pulling the best out to the students. As a newly accredited International Bacalaureate World School, PMS embraces it's diverstity and encourages students to do the same. My older daughter has excelled academically, made great friends, and has been exposed to a phenomenal music and drama program. Looking forward to my second daughter to experiencing the same! I'd hold the PMS education up to any private school in the area.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2008
Our daughter is completing her 8th grade year at P'ville. It has been a graet experience. She is in the IB program and has been challenged academically. Particularly her 7th & 8th grade teams of teachers were absolutely superb! She is a quiet, shy, academic girl and always felt safe, cared for and has a wonderful group of fine young girls as friends. It has been a pleasure.

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December 06, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating February 02, 2006
This school really needs improvements.The administration and staff really digrade the students mainly because of thier ethnic background. I once attended PMS my 6th grade year and wouldn't recommend this school to any one.

- submitted by a former student
October 28, 2005
This school really needs some improvements - in terms of the quality of education provided, not the environment. After 3 years here, a brilliant kid from Simpson Elementary would become just an average student due to the lack of challenges. We need a new principal!

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March 13, 2005
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Pinckneyville Middle School
5440 W Jones Bridge Rd, Norcross, GA  30092
(770) 263-0860
Last modified Pinckneyville Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pinckneyville Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top