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About This School

Sutton Middle School is a public middle school in Atlanta. The principal of Sutton Middle School is Audrey Sofianos and can be contacted at 1,400 students go to Sutton Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 10% of the Sutton Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 49% of the 1,400 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 45% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sutton Middle School is 15:1. Springmont School in Atlanta is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • French
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 38% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 83%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 24% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.08% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 76%
Limited English proficiency 10% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 49% 75%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I'm an 8th grade student at Sutton and the school is very average. The teachers there are for the most part good but if you end up with a teacher that you don't like i would recommend you do your best to switch class as early as possible in the school year. the administration is great. But when it comes to students it's absolutely awful. It's a mix of superficial 'preppy' kids and ghetto kids. There are few to none of the 'normal' ones. unless your child is going there from the beginning (6th grade) don't send him there because it is really hard to adapt. Although this is an 'average' rating i'm on the verge of rating it below average. Other than that Sutton just moved into the old North Atlanta building which is a really cool building.

  • (7 months ago)

    I am a 7th grade student at sutton my year so far hasn't been great the teachers are really fantastic but most of the Kids are ether a bully themself are being bullied. I have issues with bullying this year 2 times the first time the assent principles did suspend the kid but the second time the teacher they called in made it fell as if it wad my fault and so the assent principles did nothing. Now if I have another billing issue I don't know wear to turn. So if you don't have to please don't inroll your child in sutton

  • (9 months ago)

    I'm a student a sutton in 6th grade and I absolutely hate it! I'm in 6th grade and most of the kids are ghetto. No joke! They all cuss and do inappropriate things. I do love all the teachers there's not a problem with them but the students are terrible. I love the staff as well Mr. Hudson Mr. Cone Ms. Miller ect. I would really wanna leave this school but all my very close friends go there. Also before you say I don't believe you with the whole "ghetto" thing then here's a story that happened a couple days ago. I was walking to carpool with my friends when all the sudden this kid runs out of his classroom with his teacher chasing after him the student slaps the teacher and says many cuss words to her. Honestly DO NOT put your child in sutton they can get bullied or even jumped. Again I love the teachers and the staff but the students are terrible

  • (10 months ago)

    I'm a student that goes to Sutton and it's a very good school! The staff is super kind and I made all kinds of friends! Wherever you look people are there for you and willing to help.

  • (11 months ago)

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  • (1 year ago)

    My child is a studenthere at SMS. I would not recommend your kid here. Most of the teachers are great! But the students have no class and most of them are ghetto. Random kids get jumped and bullied. There is a lot of drama here. The "principal" and administration care less about the students and more about their reputation and budget. Many of child's my friends have been in a situation where they have been bullied harassed and threatned and the bully said they were being bullied. Both of them were told not to talk about it ANYMORE. Now the situation could get worse. If a kid can't get advice from their friends what's the point? In conclusion don't waste your time with the administration and go straight to the police or courthouse.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son attends sutton currently (7 grade) and really likes it. He is in challenge classes and although I don't really feel that he is being challenged to his highest potential he is still learning a lot. The band program is great! Mr. Denson (the band director) is wonderful. I have heard good things about the orchestra and chorus/guitar teachers as well. I am disapointed that we have to move.

  • (3 years ago)

    The administration is absolutely terrible here. It makes it nearly unbearable to teach. It's unfortunate as the students themselves are terrific but whenever there are discipline problems the administration doesn't want to deal with it. One particular administrator seems to enjoy randomly choosing teachers to harass and then making them so miserable they are forced to resign. It is never a good sign at a school when there is as much turnover as there is at SMS. I can't wait to get out.

  • (3 years ago)

    Two kids at Sutton with one graduating. I have been overall pleased with the Principal and the staff. Their are plenty of opportunities to involve yourself in the school and the day to day operation. Sutton has been a excellent experience and if APS can get the new North Atlanta off of the ground quickly things will continue.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has had 3 great years at Sutton. He found his niche early on. Our second son is excited to join Sutton next year. All the teachers know our child by name and even the Principal knows us all. For such a large population we feel it is truly a neighborhood school!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have a child in 6th grade and it has been a very difficult year so far. I am very disappointed! Some the teachers have no control of their classroom. Nothing like elementary. Very difficult to reach the principal.

  • (3 years ago)

    It is a great school filled with fantastic kids and wonderful opportunities!

  • (3 years ago)

    Really love the School and the Diversity. Glad to have my child attend there. The Staff is Wonderful.

  • (4 years ago)

    This DIVERSE school has ALLf the trimmings of a well run private school. Also the parent participation as well as community leader's participation puts Sutton Middle School at the top of any school list!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the interaction between parents teachers and students. They have excellent programs. Helping hands were parents volunteer there time to come and help the teachers and staff. Also hall monitoring. The have Wellness embassier for the student. That is on a student to student level. The school is just awesome! Everyone there has an important role that has been done well!

  • (4 years ago)

    It's given my son every conceivable opportunity to learn and grow as an intelligent young man.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child is a 6th grader at Sutton and loves it. The diversity is terrific among students and faculty. Ms. Sofianos is an outstanding principal. The PTA is incredibly active and involved through volunteer time and donations. This is a wonderful public school and I am so glad we are a part of it. My child gets a great education and we only have to pay once for it ... through taxes not tuition.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son entered the 7th grade at Sutton this year after attending private school K-6. Our experience has been outstanding. The school is well organized communicates incredibly well with Parents has excellent teachers who are committed to providing challenging classes and encouraging critical thinking. Sutton is an excellent middle school and strong example of a successful public school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Sutton Middle School is filled with diversity with an international approach to teaching. I am proud to be a teacher in Atlanta Public School.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great Parental involvement and wonderful teachers and admin.

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