Mary Lin Elementary School

Summary:

Mary Lin Elementary School is a highly-rated public elementary school in Atlanta, Georgia that serves 628 students from kindergarten to 5th grade, with a diverse student population and consistently strong academic performance.

Mary Lin Elementary School is a standout institution, consistently ranking among the top elementary schools in Georgia and significantly outperforming state and district averages in standardized test scores across all grade levels and subject areas. The school's student population is more racially diverse than nearby schools like Morningside Elementary and Springdale Park Elementary, and it serves a relatively affluent community with only 4.94% of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The school has maintained a stable enrollment and staffing, with a student-teacher ratio of 15.5 to 1.

In comparison to other nearby schools, Mary Lin Elementary consistently outperforms institutions like Fernbank Elementary and The John Hope-Charles Walter Hill Elementary Schools, which face significant challenges with much lower academic achievement compared to state and district averages. This highlights the need for targeted interventions and support to address educational disparities in the region, and the potential for successful strategies from Mary Lin Elementary to be shared with other schools through collaborative efforts within the Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County districts.


Detail:

Public K-5

 586 Candler Park Dr NE
       Atlanta, GA  30307


(404) 802-8850

District: Atlanta Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
9th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,793 Help


Students who attend Mary Lin Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    David T Howard Middle School
High:    Midtown High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.5 Help
Number of students:  628

Racial breakdown:

White:
74.7%
African American:
9.6%
Two or more races:
7.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Mary Lin Elementary School ranks better than 99.3% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks first among 53 ranked elementary schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.13. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (74.7%), African American (9.6%), two or more races (7.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 4.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Atlanta Public Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mary Lin Elementary School is 15.5. 48 elementary schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mary Lin Elementary School is $13,793. 45 elementary schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Mary Lin Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Atlanta Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Atlanta Public Schools 151st of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mary Lin Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 73.99 278th 1101 74.8%
2007 82.36 138th 1125 87.7%
2008 84.34 112th 1134 90.1%
2009 87.26 81st 1133 92.9%
2010 85.22 100th 1183 91.5%
2011 85.40 88th 1212 92.7%
2012 84.48 91st 1201 92.4%
2013 78.18 240th 1225 80.4%
2014 83.71 99th 1231 92.0%
2015 97.07 36th 1240 97.1%
2016 97.94 23rd 1233 98.1%
2017 97.57 28th 1205 97.7%
2018 98.47 13th 1209 98.9%
2019 96.93 29th 1234 97.6%
2021 95.17 66th 1214 94.6%
2022 98.74 14th 1244 98.9%
2023 99.13 9th 1242 99.3%
See the entire list of Georgia Elementary School Rankings!

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a student
Friday, April 26, 2019

Open Quote I attended Mary Lin from 2002-2007. The school has changed a lot since then, I am sure–some for the better, some for the worse. When I was a student there, bullying was extremely common and nothing was done about it–except maybe telling off the bullied child and giving them a hard time about it. The teachers were hit or miss. I had AMAZING teachers, and I had emotionally abusive teachers—some of which DO still teach at the school. I think my experience was not the norm, but I do know others who suffered similarly. Ideally, the school has improved. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, January 16, 2017

Open Quote We are very happy with marylin elementary, Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, December 14, 2013

Open Quote The school does well in general but the administration has poor leadership, communication, and advocacy skills. They are alienating the parent community. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, July 5, 2010

Open Quote The intown community and parent involvement is what makes Mary Lin superlative in so many ways. As many schools teach for tests, I have found Lin doing more to help my son become confident in his questioning as he examines the world. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Mary Lin Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 336 336
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 390 390
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 377 377
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 433 433
1994 185 258 5 5 1 n/a n/a 0 454
1995 205 298 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 506
1996 205 298 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 506
1997 194 294 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 490
1998 178 283 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 464
1999 178 262 3 6 0 n/a n/a 0 449
2000 177 249 3 8 0 n/a n/a 0 437
2001 188 229 3 10 0 n/a n/a 0 430
2002 218 173 13 9 0 n/a n/a 0 413
2003 218 173 13 9 0 n/a n/a 0 413
2004 236 156 12 7 0 n/a n/a 0 411
2005 242 147 11 9 0 n/a n/a 19 428
2006 296 141 8 9 1 n/a n/a 24 479
2007 313 128 12 10 0 n/a n/a 23 486
2008 352 116 14 10 0 n/a n/a 28 520
2009 370 104 16 12 0 n/a n/a 30 532
2010 378 108 12 36 1 0 32 0 567
2011 390 111 14 33 0 1 25 0 574
2012 410 105 11 34 1 2 30 0 593
2013 429 81 13 29 1 0 32 0 585
2014 436 76 13 30 0 0 41 0 596
2015 473 78 11 29 1 0 49 0 641
2016 461 78 9 31 4 1 48 0 632
2017 473 70 9 31 2 1 47 0 633
2018 464 70 10 40 1 2 54 0 641
2019 471 82 10 44 1 1 53 0 662
2020 508 69 18 43 0 0 57 0 695
2021 468 63 18 42 0 0 43 0 634
2022 471 61 18 35 1 0 48 0 634
2023 469 60 17 34 1 0 47 0 628

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Mary Lin Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 336 24.0 14.0 n/a
1991 390 27.0 14.4 38.7
1992 377 28.0 13.4 46.7
1993 433 28.0 15.5 41.6
1994 454 29.7 15.3 47.6
1995 506 31.0 16.3 50.6
1996 506 31.0 16.3 50.6
1997 490 31.6 15.5 48.6
1998 464 32.1 14.5 41.8
1999 449 31.0 14.5 49.4
2000 437 32.2 13.6 51.3
2001 430 32.4 13.3 61.6
2002 413 30.8 13.4 25.9
2003 413 30.8 13.4 25.9
2004 411 31.0 13.3 23.8
2005 428 33.4 12.8 19.6
2006 479 36.6 13.1 18.5
2007 486 36.1 13.5 16
2008 520 39.0 13.3 14.2
2009 532 40.0 13.3 11.8
2010 567 38.0 14.9 12
2011 574 38.0 15.1 11
2012 593 39.0 15.2 14.2
2013 585 45.0 13.0 12.5
2014 596 41.0 14.5 12.4
2015 641 46.0 13.9 8.6
2016 632 43.0 14.6 7.9
2017 633 42.4 14.9 7.3
2018 641 41.8 15.3 6.4
2019 662 43.3 15.2 4.1
2020 695 44.4 15.6 78.6
2021 634 42.5 14.9 2.4
2022 634 40.5 15.6 n/a
2023 628 40.5 15.5 4.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Mary Lin Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 336 24.0 14.0 n/a
1991 390 27.0 14.4 38.7
1992 377 28.0 13.4 46.7
1993 433 28.0 15.5 41.6
1994 454 29.7 15.3 47.6
1995 506 31.0 16.3 50.6
1996 506 31.0 16.3 50.6
1997 490 31.6 15.5 48.6
1998 464 32.1 14.5 41.8
1999 449 31.0 14.5 49.4
2000 437 32.2 13.6 51.3
2001 430 32.4 13.3 61.6
2002 413 30.8 13.4 25.9
2003 413 30.8 13.4 25.9
2004 411 31.0 13.3 23.8
2005 428 33.4 12.8 19.6
2006 479 36.6 13.1 18.5
2007 486 36.1 13.5 16
2008 520 39.0 13.3 14.2
2009 532 40.0 13.3 11.8
2010 567 38.0 14.9 12
2011 574 38.0 15.1 11
2012 593 39.0 15.2 14.2
2013 585 45.0 13.0 12.5
2014 596 41.0 14.5 12.4
2015 641 46.0 13.9 8.6
2016 632 43.0 14.6 7.9
2017 633 42.4 14.9 7.3
2018 641 41.8 15.3 6.4
2019 662 43.3 15.2 4.1
2020 695 44.4 15.6 78.6
2021 634 42.5 14.9 2.4
2022 634 40.5 15.6 n/a
2023 628 40.5 15.5 4.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Mary Lin Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $474 (3.4%) $13,597 (96.6%) $14,072
2018 $363 (2.7%) $13,110 (97.3%) $13,473
2019 $493 (3.6%) $13,300 (96.4%) $13,793

Data source: Georgia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Mary Lin Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 29th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 9th of 1242 Elementary schools
 1.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Mary Lin Elementary School)73.181.3
 8.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Atlanta Public Schools)36.934.5
 2.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Mary Lin Elementary School)80.886.9
 6.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Atlanta Public Schools)45.136.7
 8.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Mary Lin Elementary School)77.382.7
 5.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Atlanta Public Schools)35.733.7
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Mary Lin Elementary School)8590.8
 5.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Atlanta Public Schools)42.335.9
 6.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Mary Lin Elementary School)85.488.1
 2.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Atlanta Public Schools)38.735.9
 2.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Mary Lin Elementary School)79.285.1
 5.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Atlanta Public Schools)33.729.5
 4.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Mary Lin Elementary School)85.484.2
 1.2%
   5th Grade Science (Atlanta Public Schools)37.729.7
 8%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students662628
 5.1%
African American8260
 26.8%
American Indian11
Asian1017
 70%
Hispanic4434
 22.7%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White471469
 0.4%
Two or More Races5347
 11.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients4.1%4.9%
 0.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Mary Lin Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 628 students attended Mary Lin Elementary School.

Yes! Mary Lin Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 9th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools.

Students who attend Mary Lin Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : David T Howard Middle School
High : Midtown High School

Students at Mary Lin Elementary School are 75% White, 10% African American, 7% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic, 3% Asian.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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