Sugar Hill Elementary Information
Principal: Mrs. Chris Godfrey
Assistant Principal : Mrs. Barbara McNulty
Assistant Principal : Mrs. Kristin Hill
939 Level Creek Road
Sugar Hill, Georgia 30518
Telephone: (770) 945-5735
Fax: (770) 932-7421
School Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
*Students may begin arriving at 7:45
Sugar Hill is part of the Lanier Cluster
Cluster Middle School: Lanier Middle School
Cluster High School: Lanier High School
Sugar Hill Mascot: Longhorn
Sugar Hill School Colors: Orange, White and Black
History of Sugar Hill Elementary
Sugar Hill Elementary School is rich in history. The school was named for the community of Sugar Hill. The Sugar Hill School dates back to the fall of 1915. The first term began in a two-room wood building which stood in the corner of the Sugar Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
The school grew from a two-room, two-teacher school with an enrollment of only 68 students to a four-room junior high school in a few years. Principals of the school in order were: Fred Driskel, Roy Devore, Smith Tucker, Otis McNeal, T. Carl Buice, and Scott Pryor. The High School part was accredited by the state department during the administration of Mr. Buice who served 18 years as principal of the Elementary and High School. The school grew rapidly during Mr. Buice's principalship. Small schools were consolidated to provide an enrollment of about 500 students which provided for 16 teachers and a nine-month term.
In 1995, a new facility was built for the overcrowded Sugar Hill Elementary. The new facility was located at 939 Level Creek Road, less than a mile away from the original Sugar Hill facility. Sugar Hill Elementary was the name of the new facility and the older facility was transformed into the T. Carl Buice School, providing service to special needs preschool students.
Longtime principal, Sandra Levent retired after 13 years of service at Sugar Hill. Mrs. Chris Godfrey became principal of Sugar Hill Elementary for the 2010-2011 school year. She is currently still serving as the Principal.