About  Lanier

Current Enrollment


Student School Day

8:50am - 4:00pm

Lanier History

The original Lanier Middle School, named for Georgia poet Syndey Lanier, opened its doors for the first time in the fall of 1973 on a 20-acre tract of land in northern Gwinnett County.  This first year, under the leadership of principal Mr. Garland Shumake, there were only 600 students and 45 teachers.  Mrs. Elise Roberts followed Mr. Shumake as principal during the 1974-1975 school year.  Then for more than two decades, Mr. Charles Crawford led the Lanier Middle School Cougars. During these years, Lanier received two classroom additions and underwent redistricting a number of times to alleviate the strain of overcrowding that resulted from growth in the North Gwinnett area.  In 1996, newly named principal Dr. Richard Holland led the transition to the school becoming the Lanier Middle Bulldogs to align with their feeder high school, North Gwinnett High School.  Mr. Jaime Espinosa took over as principal in 2004 and opened the new Lanier Middle school facility in August of 2008.  At that time over 2,700 students and   almost 200 teachers occupied both the present middle school facility and what is now White Oak Elementary School.  The following year Lanier Middle went through another redistricting process to alleviate the continuing growth in our area.  In August of 2009, we became the Lanier Middle School Longhorns, the cornerstone of the Lanier Longhorn cluster.  In 2014, Mr. Todd Hamilton became Principal and led the way in attaining STEM certification for the TWIST program as well as working with the Lanier Cluster to become the 1st K-12 Stem Certified Cluster in the state of Georgia.


Even though change has been a constant, Lanier Middle School, under the leadership of our new principal
Mr. Bryce Fulcher, a hallmark of the faculty and staff has always been to provide personalized instruction to students, resulting in high achievement.  Lanier has also been fortunate to have always had the support and involvement of our families and community.

Vision | Mission  Strategic Goals



Lanier Middle School will provide students the support to become innovative and successful citizens in a globally competitive and ever-changing society.




Lanier Middle School will prepare students to engage academically, socially, and emotionally in order to learn, lead, and succeed in college and career endeavors.


Strategic Goals

· Ensure a safe and secure environment

· Provide relevant, rigorous, and engaging instruction

· Incorporate innovation into every aspect of teaching and learning

· Facilitate a socially conscious environment

· Continue to evolve with emerging instructional technologies

· Maintain and grow a faculty dedicated to the organization

· Provide purposeful feedback to students and parents in a timely manner

· Communicate effectively with the school community

· Nurture positive, social, and emotional growth through every interaction

· Analyze local, state, national, and international data to inform instruction and optimize student achievement


School Schedule

Welcome To Lanier Middle School

Lanier Middle School is 1 of 29 middle schools in the Gwinnett County Public School System.  Located in Sugar Hill Georgia, Lanier Middle School is made up of 6th-8th Grades. 
Three elementary schools, Sugar Hill, Sycamore, and White Oak feed into the middle school and our 8th graders matriculate on to Lanier High School.   All schools combine to form the Lanier Cluster.



Students should not be dropped off prior to 8:50 am without prior approval from teacher or administrator.


Teacher Hours: 8:15 am - 4:15 pm

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6482 Suwanee Dam Road
Sugar Hill, GA 30518

P: 770.945.8419 F: 770.271.5108

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