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3155 Pate Rd
Snellville, GA 30078

(770) 972-1530
(770) 736-4444
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May 03, 2014
I like how small the school is relative to some of the monster schools in Gwinnett. The administration and teachers have high standards for both the performance of the students and their behavior. Of course there are a few students who don't meet that standard, but all in all I am very happy with the education my child has received. In particular, the science program has been amazing!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
Snellville Middle School is a great place for learning. Team 7C-Bodrick, Kelly, Robinson and Weekes are the BEST!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
SMS is great school! New leadership and school is on the rise! This school has gotten a bad reputation from 6 or 7 years ago. This school has gotten much better!

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2013
I can not believe this school got a higher rating then SGHS! My daughter has now graduated from SGHS but while she was at SMS it was a nightmare! The principal made excuses for everything instead of trying to come up with solutions! I use to visit this school often because of the problems. Parents of upcoming students to SGHS ask me how the school is, I tell them "if your child survived SMS they will find SGHS a breeze!" SGHS had some problems (every school does) but parents need to be involved!! I was glad my child was at SGHS while Mr. Hunter was there, not sure how it will be under Mr. Thigpen. He was not very responsive as an assistant principal. The main problem at SMS, as with all schools, parents ARE NOT parenting their children!

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2013
my school is relatively good. we do tend to have drama but its mostly "Girl Drama".

- submitted by a community member
December 11, 2012
My son is in the special needs class at snellville middle school, The teacher Ms.Williamson does not have any idea of how to handle special needs children she treat them as if there is no problem. An instead of addressing the problems with the children she runs to the principal. If you have problem with a special needs child then you address it and help that child. This schools is not where you want to have your child they are austic or have special needs.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2009
With new leadership in place, quality teachers, dedicated parents and more than plenty stellar students, SMS can once again be a great middle school as long as it SETS THE BAR HIGH, regardless of varied demographics, and demands accountability from all parents sending there kids to Snellville Middle...DO NOT lower expectations SMS!

- submitted by a community member
no rating August 25, 2009
My son attends SMS and he is in 7th grade. We have had a wonderful experience with SMS. He is in Probe and all the teachers are exceptional. As most parents know in the 6th grade in middle school the children in Probe have two Probe subjects and the others are regular classes. Last year this was the case for my son. All of his teachers both Probe and regular classes were excellent. Both sets of teachers keep the parents well informed of grades, policies, etc. I can't say enough about the school. My son loves SMS and wants to support the school with every activity that he can. We are very pleased. The Probe classes are also challenging. The teachers help stretch their thinking. Very pleased with a very good school. New principal this year, thus far she has not missed a beat. Everything is going great and organized!

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July 07, 2009
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June 09, 2009
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May 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 30, 2009
My son is in his first year at SMS. He is a probe student and those teachers are way above average and exceptional. They alot a huge amount of time to the students and to the parents and are always available for help and support. I dont know what I will do without them in the future. If your student is in probe..they are in really great hands. As far as the regular classes...some teachers are great and others are in serious need of retirement! We have a teacher that is very disrespectful in her treatment of the students and is unavailable and rude to the parents. Many students have issues with her. That is the minority though. For the most part we are happy and have not seen the fights and discipline problems that we hear of. Parent involvement is widely accepted and makes a difference for us.

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August 17, 2008
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June 04, 2008
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May 21, 2008
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January 09, 2008
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January 03, 2008
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December 08, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
December 01, 2007
SMS is a good school with wonderful teachers, some of the policies are not up to my liking, such as if a child is having a problem in 1 class and it isnt being corrected in a timely manner(failed all tests from day one with lil help from teacher)that the policy is to take the child out of all the calsses vs just the one there is an ongoing problem with(not just my child). I am quite happy with her teachers and her progress except in this one class. Still a work in progress.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2007
SMS is not a bad school at all. Middle school is hard for any student to go through. Some of the students sre not well behaved but it doesn't mean the rest of the students are not. SMS has great teachers who care and listen to the students as if they were their own. SMS trys hard to foucus on the qualities of a good student and it is hard for anyone to get the importance of academics through a childs head. The only reason SMS seems so bad is because you dont know all of the students personally and pulling your children out is gigving the school bad credit.

- submitted by a student
August 23, 2007
If you haven't spent any time at this school during the day you should. My child begged to be homeschooled so we did. The problems this school has does have alot to do with discipline and yes it does start at home but the homes that need to change are not changing. Therefore the children who do get the attention and have proper parental involvement suffer! If every parent would do their part this school could improve but keep in mind that we all have different standards and values.

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August 07, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 31, 2007
I have to disagree with alot of remarks about Snellville Middle. While I don't know too many great middle schools, Snellville teachers try their best. I think some of the reasons Snellville may not be the best to some is because it starts at home. Many of these children are not well behaved, well mannered or even up to par and when the teachers call parents regarding the child's dress or temper parents get upset, not enough parents are involved at this school. My son is a 7th grader this year and although I work full-time I make it work and am very involved with his teachers on a daily basis through emails. Parents, lets step up! if this school isn't what you want it to be lets come together to make it what it should be!

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2007
We are not happy with Snellville Middle School. Our daughter is going to high school but our son will remain and we are trying hard to get him out of there. The disciplinary problems out weigh the educational benefits of this institution which are not up to our standards.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2007
We are not happy with SMS. Our oldest daughter went there and had problems (she's now in H.S.) getting any individualized attention to address her questions. Our oldest son is there now (in between 7th and 8th grade) and is begging us to take him out for homeschooling.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2007
My son went to SMS 3-5 years ago, he is now in 11th grade. The school was better then. My daughter has been going there the past two years, and for her 8th grade year, she will probably be home schooled or a private school. The principal at SMS is very rude. She doesn't speak when you pass her in the halls. The teachers try and do their best to teach, but the administration needs to provide them some help. SMS is more worried about dress codes and discipline rather than teaching our children. I think Gwinnett County BOE needs to start at the top and work their way down to remove some of the problems.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2007
My daughter attended this school for 2 years and was pulled to be homeschooled in her 8th grade year due to violence, bullying and outward discrimination by a teacher. There are fights regularly and the teachers lack the tools to maintain control.this school needs help!Education should come first but doesn't!This school use to be great but declined over the last 1 1/2 years tremendously. Think twice before sending your child here unless that is you really don't care.

- submitted by a teacher
December 11, 2006
If people were less concerned about the dress code and more concerned about education, this would be a better school. My daughter has been in the south cluster for 7 years, and the quality of the schools has dropped every year, especially since she has started at SMS. I know most teachers are trying, but I am very unhappy now with our schools.

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November 27, 2006
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August 14, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
July 06, 2006
I strongly support SMS dress code. Parents keep sending their kids to SMS so they can get into a Gwinnett County school and then whine about the high expectations! As for shrinking test scores, this is due to the large number of students moving in from other counties and states! The teachers are wonderful at SMS! I invite any parent to do their job one day!

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May 25, 2006
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May 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2006
I recently purchased a home in the district and my child attends 6th grade. An extremely smart student, teachers agree. Actually, my student is not challenged to her full potential and the teachers don t know how to differentiate their instruction. They focus more energy on conduct than achievement. The schools dress code is unrealistically strict; my child is constantly being disciplined for talking. We feel there is no relate-ability with the staff. The student body is diversified, however the majority of the staff is white. I'm a very involved parent, my child has attended Gwinnett County Schools for 6 years and I've never been so disappointed in my entire life. I m starting to question the entire Gwinnett County system. The reputation is what persuaded me to this school district over 6 years ago and I'm finding more and more that it's by far not the best school district. I want out!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2006
The most recent comments really blows my mind. My daughter is in the 8th grade and had been at SMS since 6th grade. She had done very well. We received a weekly progress report from each of her teachers. We email her teachers to see how things are going and we always receive a prompt reply. The teachers and staff has always been willing to help when needed. We have always been very involved parents in her education, I really believe that makes a difference. So parents be a little more involved prior to any problems.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2006
Dress code too strict. My child was allowed to get lost in Pre-algebra. Not enough pre-emptive measures taken to help her keep up. She was an all 'A' student skipped ahead a grade/now struggling with math. Teacher involvment lackadaisical. Not enough follow-up/follow-through. If they were less concerned with dress code perhaps student academic performance would be top priority. Lunch not very good.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2006
Dress code is toooooo much Let kids be kids....The staff is not nice and very hard to deal with

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2006
I think Snellville Middle School is a very encouraging school.They have tons of activities for the students to keep them busy.They have a library for students to choose books and read and they have fundraisers for the school.

- submitted by a student
January 21, 2006
I think that the teaching quality of this school is a disappointment.The teachers do not educate and the admin staff don't care enough to see the views of the parents.I am looking into alternate schools for my children, maybe private or arts because I don't feel that they are being educated at all.It makes it hard for parents like me that help at home and do care enough to be involved.

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December 25, 2005
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- submitted by a student
November 01, 2005
SMS has been somewhat of a disappointment, however, I do feel the school is trying to be responsive to its shortcomings. Frequent fights and low test scores are a major concern, but parents and students have some responsibility there as well. I find the administration to be standoffish and wish they'd do more to foster parent involvement and imput. I am really pleased with the strict dress code, help day and some of the extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2005
I think that Snellville is a really good school, mostly the staff they care about your children and they help them through their difficulties! The dress code is really strict and I like that!

- submitted by a student
July 29, 2005
This school continues to go down,so much so, that we moved our son to another school. Many fights and problems.Parents that do not care about what their kids are doing. My older son who is now in High School went there just 4 years ago. It was a good school then. I do not see it getting any better.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2004
Since moving to Snellville this year, education being a huge factor we have had mixed emotions. My son is having a great experience and my daughters experience has left a lot to be desired. As parents we are very involved with our children education and I am not satisfied at this point that this decision to move into the SMS district was a good one. Hopefully I will change my mind soon.

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June 09, 2004
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- submitted by a student
April 21, 2004
The school is slowing going downhill as the area changes. As a parent when I really needed assistance the most, I found the administration to be unavailable and unconcerned. That is why my child will not be returning in fall of 2004. If they aren't there for me, how can they be for my child(ren)

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
This school has come a long way since my daughter attended back in 1988. My son now attends SMS and I couldn't be happier. I wouldn't put him in another school. I love the dress code. I say, good going, keep up the wonderful work!

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2003
The dress code may be a little strict but as a parent I am very pleased. (Coming from a school where the dress code was ignored I have come to appreciate the inconvience.) I moved to this school district to improve my childrens education and it as show to be the best decision I have ever made.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2003
Strong leadership needed in helping the constant transition of ethnic needs. Dress code is appropiate with enforcement absolutely essential. Teachers overall student oriented in helping with specific needs and making school fun.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2003
Too much hassle to see your child. Parent involvement is difficult to achieve. Children seem to struggle with the transition. Never good experiences with the school. Teachers are qualified and well skilled. They need a different method of dealing with obstacles.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 09, 2003
Just a note about the strictness of the dress code at this school. The underlying consciousness of administration, teachers, and the rest of the staff is student safety. The reason for the strict dress code is for safety issues. Yes, the dress code is strict, but believe it or not, it's helping to maintain a safer environment overall, despite the changing demographics. Contact the school and learn about it. They'd be happy to tell you that each item in the dress code is there for a valid reason.

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August 04, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2003
Teachers are great! Dress code is way too strict. Discipline is overly done and lunch food isn't all that great.

- submitted by a former student
July 10, 2003
Teachers are good. Dress code is too strict.

- submitted by a community member
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Snellville Middle School
3155 Pate Rd, Snellville, GA  30078
(770) 972-1530
Last modified Snellville Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Snellville Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top