At A Glance
In the fall of 2006, 30+ years after the doors of Sutton Middle School
first opened, students entered a totally renovated campus. Since its beginning in 1972, Sutton Middle School has provided Atlanta students with a solid foundation in education offering instruction from many of the finest educators in the district. The new state-of-the-art facility includes a conference and meeting center; a new media center; an arts complex which houses the school’s award-winning band and orchestra, art and drama departments and the newly added chorale department, nine science labs, five computer labs, and a performing arts theatre.
Sutton Middle School was selected to participate in the LINUX program, so now faculty and students are enjoying the use of 400 supplemental computer terminals. The partnership of Sutton and North Atlanta High School received the prestigious International Baccalaureate World School Authorization for the middle years programme (MYP) in 2008. Sutton Middle School also champions the development of fine arts among students, developing capabilities that allow students to arrive at their own knowledge, beliefs, and values for making personal and artistic decisions. These students arrive at a broadbased, well-grounded understanding of the nature, value, and meaning of the arts as a part of their own humanity.