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4010 King Springs Rd SE
Smyrna, GA 30082

(678) 842-6917
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4 stars
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May 22, 2014
My special needs child graduated from Griffin Middle School Haven program this year. He had an AWESOME EXPERIENCE. His teacher Mrs. Hampton taught with excellence and she and her team worked very hard taking my child to the next skill levels each year from 6-8th grade. My child wanted to go to school every morning and would even get up on Saturdays and ask to go to school. I pray he gets the same Attention, Love and Care from Osborne High School.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2014
Great 1st year at GMS. We could not be more pleased with our experience. Accelerated class content offerings is outstanding; so much that the school certified more teachers last summer to meet the needs of students coming into the school. The CCRPI results were just released a few weeks ago and GMS had the highest improvement over any middle school in the county. This is a lagging indicator; therefore we expect this number to continue to go up each year as students matriculate up thru excellent feeder schools including Nickajack Elementary and King Springs Elementary. We have been extremely pleased with the arts/music programs available thru the school - band, art club, advanced chorus/chorus, orchestra and extra curricular drama/musical programs and step team. The opportunity for our school is better communication to parents on all activities taking place at the school - we get newsletter, phone tree calls, social posts, teacher blogs but there are still areas for improvement to ensure everyone is informed. There are great things happening all the time at GMS, but we don't get consolidated information always. Overall, very pleased in our first year at GMS. Go Wildcats!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
This is my fifth year with children in GMS and we (parents and children) are very happy. The teachers and staff are wonderful. I come from a family of educators and I truly believe in our public schools. Schools, as well as the education a child receives, are going to be what you make of it. The public schools in this area make it easy to get involved and stay connected. Years ago when my children started at King Springs Elementary an involved dad told me to not believe the rumor mill . I have never heard anything bad about the local Smyrna Schools from people who are actually involved in them. Any bad press the local schools receive always starts with, well I heard... Strong Schools create strong communities and the public schools in Smyrna are strong. If people would spend half the amount of energy on getting involved in the schools as they do seeking alternatives we would be the best public school system in GA.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
After almost two months at Griffin Middle School, we could not be more pleased. The teachers we have met make a very favorable impression, the administrators are professional and responsive, and the principal is a true leader. As a parent, what more could you ask for? I'll tell you what we want: We want happy students getting off the bus in the afternoon, and that is exactly what we have! Is there room for improvement at Griffin? Of course there is. There is no such thing as a perfect school, but in our opinion, Griffin Middle School comes pretty close.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
When you review middle schools in Smyrna area on this website, you realize very quickly that there are few constructive reviews. I'm sure all parents have opinions about the middle school their children attend. Why not share those views with the community for the benefit of other parents. This website is a great resource. I am pleased to say that Griffin Middle School is truly a Great School. We had heard some things that were not so good, but clearly that proved to be a thing of the past. If you are trying to decide between a private school, charter school, or Griffin Middle School, make an appointment and meet the administrative staff. Get to know some of the teachers. Learn about the advanced classes. Meet some parents whose children attend Griffin. I think you'll be favorably impressed.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
My son attended Griffin from 2010-2013. His classes were challenging. His teachers were excellent. The band directors are awesome. He worked hard and was accepted to 2 of the Cobb County Magnet Programs. Many of his friends were also accepted to multiple magnet programs. This is the result of the rigorous curriculum, excellent teachers, and dedicated students and their families.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
This is my 5th year having a child at Griffin. My children have both done very well at Griffin. I am very glad they go to school with the kids they have grown up with in the community. Griffin is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2013
So far my child has enjoyed to be at griffin. She has had great teachers for the past two years (6th and 7th). Teachers do their job, and worry about students. Great staff, dedicated and caring. Teachers are pushers for success. I am pro education. As parents you need a lot of involvement with teachers and your child need to love to study and do homework! There is a lot of work to take home, specially on the advance content program!

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2013
From my understanding the school is a great school, but I am looking for middle schools as well and from what I'm seeing looks like the school don't update the website. Not a good look!

- submitted by a community member
May 13, 2013
I would also like recent info on this school as I am searching for middle schools for the 2013-2014 school year.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2013
Does anyone have more recent reviews of this school than 2009? Please provide comments for experiences in 2012 - 2013 school year.

- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2009
Hi Im Zaria Miguez for my 6th grade year i attended Griifin and I belive that Griffin get close to their students to make them feel welcomed which is very good for upcoming 5th grader their teachers are amazing

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July 17, 2009
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June 28, 2009
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May 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 22, 2008
The school has made wonderful improvements over the past 3 years. Parents should take one of the tours offered by the PTSA. It is amazing that frequently parents choose to spend their child's college tuition on private school, without even stepping foot in the building. Don't rely solely on neighborhood rumors. Visit the school, so you...not your neighbor, can determine what is appropriate for your child. Worried about NCLB? Have your heard the rumors that they didn't pass? Probably so. My question to you would be, 'Do you understand why they didn't pass?' Look at the data on the Cobb County website. The school passes in every area, except Special Education Math. Just remember by visiting & researching, you can at least say if you choose private school, that you made an educated decision.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2008
I went to this school and would have to say that it is pretty ok. Most techers are nice, and i did learn things. You cant blame the school for fights. Every school has them.. I lacked in math but the techers did well.. And they do respond back if your paretns call them. The adminstration is good also.

- submitted by a student
August 14, 2008
I loved this school! I learned so much, all the teachers are caring and nice! Sure there are a couple of fights here and there but hey what school doesnt have fights! But this school really prepared me for high school i went to Griffin Middle all 3 years and i am very pleased!!

- submitted by a community member
January 18, 2008
It is a great school that is very underestimated. The education is by far above average.

- submitted by a community member
no rating January 17, 2008
I love Griffin. I moved here from New Orleans,La and compared to the schools there, this school is like Harvard,lol. My son is in the gifted classes and the teachers at this school are outstanding!

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January 17, 2008
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January 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 27, 2007
The teachers can really get to know the student as an individual and curve to your needs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 13, 2007
If your child is in the advanced classes it's a very good school. If your child is in the general population it's a very average school.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2007
Thank Godness for Griffin. All my children have gone there and loved it. I will say we have had some good teachers and some bad, but every child has that. The teachers email me if there is a problem, and also send me the progress of my child. They provide something fo everyone. The advanced content and P.A.C.E program is very helpful too. Your child learns alot more on their level and is provied with VERY helpful teachers. The music program is incrediable too. The teachers teach you songs, that amaze every paent. My daughter and son are both in orchstra and chorus, the teachers are great. Overall, I suggest Griffin to all parents. You won't regret it.

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July 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2007
My second child is now a 6th grader at GMS. She is, as her brother was, in all Advanced Content classes offered, as well as Chorus and Orchestra. The AC (Advanced Content) teachers are the best! My kids have learned so much there. My son is now in the IB program at Campbell High School, and I feel that GMS's AC classes prepared him well for the smooth transition. I highly recommend parent take advantage of the iParent system to track grades, etc. Parents could also use the website that a lot of teachers utilize. It is imperitive to be involved at the school; if your child knows you care, perhaps they will too. Try to help out the PTSA by volunteering for an event (school dance, Sally Foster sales, Red Ribbon Week, PTSA School Store, Scholastic BookFair, Membership committee, or consider being an officer.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2006
I would not recommend this school for your child. It lacks in every thing. My child is a current 8th grader and has been attending the school for 1 year and I am relieved to say this is her last year.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2006
Griffin offers 2 levels of advanced classes in all academic subject areas...and even for students that are not identified 'gifted'. Bright kids that might fall between the cracks in an on-level class, but do not have the scores to get in a gifted class, are still being challenged with the PACE level classes. These classes are great! The music, orchestra, and band departments are phenomenal. Annie was a hit! Parent involvement could be better. It seems that 20% of the parents do 80% of the work in PTSA, etc.

- submitted by a teacher
May 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2005
Griffin is one the the worst schools my child has attended.Teachers do not give reports to parents.When you call no one responds back.There are so many fights and poor adult supervision.This school is not worried about your childs education.And they wonder why the kids are doing so bad.I am a parent who is involved with my childrens education.With Griffin it doesn't matter wether your involved or not.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2005
Excellent special education program. Teachers work very hard to improve student test scores. Very caring and dedicated staff. My child received an excellent education. C. Morgan

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
I have been pleased with Griffin - the staff I have met are well educated, interested in my child's education, dedicated to extra curriculars and more than willing to work with my child. They are attempting to get the kids ready for high school by thinking for themselves & being responsible. The chorus, drama, band & orchestra departments are SUPER - my daughter has truely blossomed & is finding her niche - she is happy & striving to do something worthwhile with her time. I can't praise these programs & dedicated staff enough! Also, the many before & after school clubs/activities such as art club, christian fellowship, etc are good. Keeping your child active & involved is the key - active, caring kids tend to hang around together and influence each other for the good! Alisa Caldwell

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2005
This school has a serious discipline problem. It has so many physical fights. It seems a little dangerous. A lot of the students come to school dressed in inappropriate and revealing attires. The advanced program is wonderful, but if you have too many of the classes, you may get stressed very easily.My child had three major projects due in the same class and day. She had not gotten any sleep for about a week.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2005
My daughter had some good teachers and some bad teachers. The administration is non-responsive when it comes to student discipline. The students are disruptive and their behavior is disrespectful. Go for school choice. This is not an environment for students to learn. The chorus and band are excellent though.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2005
My son was having problems at school. I got a call one day that they have been sending information about mi sons progress for 2 months and and have have not received them back. It took the teacher 2 months to contact me? I was so concern about the situation that I moved him to another school and he is grades are getting better. From my point of view, the teacher was not concern about my sons getting better in school. 2 months?

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December 12, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
December 01, 2004
Thank God for GMS; the teachers, administrators last but not least the staff was really proactive regarding my childs education. She was provided a level playing field thereby obtaining a higher GPA than all the years of her enrollment in Cobb County School District. Once again, GMS is a GREAT School!

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July 21, 2004
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Griffin Middle School
4010 King Springs Rd SE, Smyrna, GA  30082
(678) 842-6917
Last modified Griffin 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.
Griffin Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top