Trickum Middle School, located on Killian Hill Road just west of Arcado Road has been part of Lilburn for more than…More 30 years.
The school, which has been on Killian Hill since 2006, originally opened in 1975 on Cole Road and was for most of those years part of a school complex that included Parkview High School and Camp Creek Elementary School. The need for additional space for Parkview and Trickum necessitated the move.
It is the only middle school in the Parkview High Cluster.
Kay Sands, a Lilburn resident since 1985 and whose three sons went through the Parkview Cluster, has been Trickum's principal since 2008.
The school has been a longtime standout in academic and extracurricular achievement.
Trickum consistently scores better than county averages in standardized testing. According to Georgia Department of Education statistics, 97 percent of the student body met or exceeded Reading/Language Arts standards, 93 percent in Math in 2010. Both results were about one-percentage better than the previous school year.
More than half (51.1 percent) of the students tested exceed the standards in Reading/Language Arts.
Trickum students have placed well in a variety of extracurricular competitions at the county, region and state levels -- from band to Literature to Math and Science. Trickum's 2009 Grand Prize win at the State Science Fair is just one example.
The Trickum name originates comes from a former country store (Trickum Store) in the Mountain Park area which had the reputation for "tricks" while bartering with customers.