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  • Grace Snell Middle School8

    Loganville, GA | Gwinnett County

    February 20, 2015


    I recently attended an event for eighth graders at Grace Snell Middle School aimed at providing students with an opportunity to explore different careers. The event was well managed by faculty and administration. The students were well behaved, respectful of the presenters, appeared interested and asked thoughtful questions.The event was well organized with some students acting as greeters and escorts. Overall, the students and the event was a great success.

    February 15, 2015


    This school is an embarrassment to Gwinnett County and the Georgia Education System. My son who is in 7th grade has been pulled out to homeschool because of bullying and threats on his life and the principal has done nothing about it. She refuses to meet with parents and has crushed the morale of staff. This school is run like a prison. Shame on the principal, Deborah Harris, for her lack of leadership and lack of responsibility in treating ALL children equal. I have never seen such racism and hatred in my life. My son is white and his education should've been top priority when he was in the public education system at this school but instead he constantly had to look over his shoulder because of threats and the fact that bullying isn't taken seriously here. It's 100% obvious this behavior is acceptable. If you care about your child, don't send them to this school and find another one with a principal who is intelligent enough to exhibit proper behavior and leadership skills. They would get better education and have better leadership from the Georgia Prison System.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 9, 2015


    I wrote a review last year about this school. I had high hopes that my child would do well and that the staff would be supportive and caring. Unfortunately that has not come to pass. He has been bullied with hate speech about his race (he's white), he has been upset by the loss of his friends (whose parents have pulled out their children to homeschool) and the poor education that he is receiving. The teachers throw out a large amount of information each week for the child to memorize and then test them at the end of the week. Whether or not the child has actually learned any of this, is of no consequence. They move on to another subject just as quickly. I try to meet with administrators, and they don't set up meetings, they won't call back, they don't address issues and teachers don't follow up to concerns. I am not pleased with this school and will not be sending my child there next year.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 6, 2015


    No....just, no. I was hesitant to send my kids here, but it was their zoned school in the South Gwinnett cluster. The school has a pretty bad reputation. There are a few really good teachers here. However, you can clearly tell that others are simply there for a check. Administration is responsive to most concerns, but apathetic to others. No PTA, very little parent involvement, and the school is run similar to a prison. One of my kids is in the accelerated program. Its pretty good, but compared to the same program in his former elementary school, its mediocre at best. My other child, who is not in the accelerated program, would have fallen through the cracks for sure if my husband and I were not very involved. I am currently looking for a new home in a different area just so that my son can go to a better school.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 5, 2015


    Beware anyone looking to transfer into this area- the current principal, Deborah Harris is one of the most despicable people I have ever come in contact with. Gwinnett County BOE really needs to take some responsibility for putting people like her in positions of power. She has been horrible for staff morale, and does not care about the students at all. She is completely unprofessional, and it is an embarrassment that someone who was picketed at her last school would be given what amounts to a promotion and sent to ruin another school. Get your act together Gwinnett County.

    Submitted by a teacher

    October 13, 2014


    I have worked at Grace Snell since it opened. We have been through several ups and downs, but right now is a very dark time for the school. There are some high points, we have some excellent teachers, and a very supportive administrator in James Williamson, but the current principal, Deborah Harris, is a blight on our school. She has created an atmosphere of distrust and general unhappiness at the school. Teachers and staff members do not feel good about coming into work. Every decision teachers make is called into question, and they are not treated as professionals. Many of the students' activities have been cancelled, and the focus is entirely on testing- though this has not helped the scores. If you have any choice in the matter, find a different school.

    Submitted by a teacher

    October 13, 2014


    I am sad to say that Grace Snell has the worst administration I have ever seen. The principal, Deborah Harris, spends all her time chatting with her friends, and micromanaging the entire staff. The students have no idea who she is, and the teachers get no support. The classrooms are overloaded with over the maximum number of students, and special education students rarely get the assistant they need. Many times, standards have been ignored. There are still a few excellent teachers here, but all are trying to find a school with a better principal.

    Submitted by a teacher

    August 2, 2014


    I went to open house on yesterday and it was the best one ever. I have two other kids who went through this school and in the past open house was a mess. With the new administration I can tell the school is much different. All of the principals were in the halls talking to parents and kids and making them feel welcome. This school is different from the past and I am glad they have figured it out. I would give this school a chance.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 6, 2014


    This school is the worst! They give kids three bathroom passes for the whole year. There has been several accidents in my class. My daughter had had to hold it because teachers won't let us go. Lots of people have developed blatter problems. Also my daughter has gotten severely bullied for wearing a grayson sweatshirt to school . Nothing was done about it. Also at the school dance, girls were doing very innapropriate dances and kissing and no teacher said anything. Also some of the school lunch is moldy and rotten. Theres also lots of kids wearing innapropriate shirts with naked women on them. NO TEACHERS SAID ANYTHING!!! I highly do not recomend this school!! MOst people are failing , most people had to go to comet academy recovery program.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 8, 2014


    This school is average; I wrote a great review about it that just got deleted. Acad- pretty good, great if you're in probe because it prepares you for the next grade well. Social- little to no bullying; people are very friendly/accepting; I saw somebody become popular in less than a week because people accepted her. We have cliques but they're very open Food- eh, school food is school food. :/ Rules- it has improved over the last three years I was there. The dress code was completely pointless when it was started because nobody followed it, the banned ketchup on and off for no real reason, and giving someone a high five could land you in detention. Now, the dress code is being looked into, ketchup is back, and you can give people high fives and even hug your friends! :) Staff- most teachers are pretty good and try hard, the rest are at least average. The counselors are available and the librarians are amazing. Aspects of the school are still pretty messed up but they are improving and not declining.

    December 5, 2013


    it is a good school not only that but its a fun school i like there food there snacks and i like everything about that school.

    October 9, 2013


    Upon relocating to this school district from a totally different city, the comments scared me. However, this is a good school and push the kids in the right places.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 6, 2013


    Excellent learning environment for my daughter. They have an excellent honors program,somewhat active PTA and administration. There is a dress code that only requires a shirt with a collar. Jeans or Khakis are allowed.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 3, 2013


    Have not had any problems at this school. They are strict but that is ok with me.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 6, 2013


    The comments posted here seem a bit harsh for a newer school and though I have to agree the school isn't the most oganized I've been much happier with my daughter being there the last two years than I would have been if she were attending Snellville Middle. The dress code I could take or leave but since the majority of parents voted for it we live with it. We haven't had any real issues with teachers but with how unruly preteens/teens can be I don't blame them for holding the kids accountable for their behavior. Overall, this school is good but with small tweaks in organization and communication it could be great.

    Submitted by a parent

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