Twin Rivers Middle School
2300 Braselton Highway; Buford, GA 30519
Years Principal 2009–Present Linda Boyd
School Colors: Black and Vegas Gold
School Mascot: Bear
Board of Education
Louise Radloff - Chairman
Carole Boyce - Vice Chairman
Dr. Robert McClure
Dr. Mary Kay Murphy
Daniel D. Seckinger
CEO/Superintendent: J. Alvin Wilbanks
Architect: Cunningham, Forehand, Matthews & Moore, Inc.
Contractor: Saliba Construction Company, Inc.
Dedication Date: 2009
Twin Rivers Middle School opened its doors to students for the first time on August 10, 2009. The school, which serves as the only middle school for the Mountain View Cluster, provided relief for schools in the Mill Creek, Collins Hill, and Dacula clusters. The school’s name was suggested by community and focuses on geographic features— two rivers— located near the school site. The specific rivers cited by the school naming committee were the Apalachee and the Alcovy rivers.
The school held its official dedication on Sunday, September 20, 2009. It was a festive celebration featuring school and PTA leaders, as well as inspiration from students. The school’s slogan “Expect Excellence in Everything” still rings true today. Under the leadership of Principal Linda Boyd, the school has developed and implemented an instructional framework that focuses on the “big rocks”— literacy, numeracy, and critical thinking. This focus, along with a schoolwide commitment to using technology to transform teaching and learning, has helped the school increase achievement among its students. Twin Rivers students consistently excel on statewide assessments and in state fine arts competitions. In addition to numerous staff and student awards, the school has earned state recognition from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement in 2010 (Bronze Award for Highest Performance) and 2011 (Silver Award for Highest Performance). In 2015, the school garnered two state awards from the Georgia Department of Education under the Single Statewide Accountability System— a Platinum Award for Greatest Gains and a Silver Award for Highest Performing