Athletics at Sutton


Atlanta Public Schools sponsors six sports at the middle school level.  APS funds these sports and provides guidance on their delivery.  APS sports games are competitive with other middle schools and are typically available for 7th and 8th-graders only.


The Sutton Middle School PTA supplements these five sports with other offerings, both at the competitive level for 7th and 8th-graders (sometimes 6th if noted for the particular sport that year), and at the intramural level for all grades.  The SMS PTA funds these sports and offers guidance on their delivery.  The PTA also supports and funds additional teams in the same sports that APS sponsors.  


While the financial support for these teams comes from different sources, the delivery of the sports themselves should be consistent for parents and athletes.  APS sports will be delivered in the same manner as PTA sports.


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The offerings (subject to change) are as follows:

APS-sponsored sports

  • Football
  • Softball 
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Flag Football (TBD)

PTA-sponsored sports

  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Additional basketball teams
  • Additional soccer teams

Intramural sports

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Fencing
  • Yoga
  • 5K training
  • Conditioning
  • Other sports as opportunities and coaches are available

Sports can be organized on the “A” or “B” and 6th grade team levels.


For general APS Sports information, see the APS Athletics Website



For sports inquiries, please contact:


For the goals, roles, and responsibilities of the Sutton Athletics Program, please click HERE.


For the Sutton Athletics Handbook, click HERE.


Follow SMS Athletic action on Twitter: @SuttonCougars


The Sutton PTA financially supplements Sutton Athletics in order to offer students the opportunity to compete and participate in sports not typically offered by APS.


Rules Regarding 6th Grade Participation in Athletics:

  1. 6th graders are eligible for all intramurals.
  2. 6th graders are not typically eligible to play on 7th and 8th grade teams at Sutton (varies by sport).



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