Bernd Elementary School

Summary:

Bernd Elementary School is a public elementary school in Macon, Georgia, serving 415 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Bibb County School District, which is ranked 175 out of 201 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Bernd Elementary stands out for its significantly higher percentage of African American students (85.78%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 74.9% to 96.35% African American. Academically, the school consistently performs well below the Bibb County and Georgia state averages on standardized tests, with only 14.9% of 3rd graders, 9.4% of 4th graders, and 8.8% of 5th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to state averages of 38.6%, 36.1%, and 41.6%, respectively. Bernd Elementary has been ranked among the lowest-performing elementary schools in Georgia, consistently in the bottom 10-15% over the past decade.

Interestingly, the nearby schools, such as Vineville Academy, Alexander II Magnet School, and Mattie Wells Elementary, perform significantly better than Bernd Elementary on academic measures, despite serving similar student populations. This suggests that factors beyond just student demographics, such as school leadership, teaching quality, and resources, may be contributing to the stark differences in performance. Bernd Elementary's persistently low performance indicates a need for significant and sustained interventions to address the underlying issues and improve student outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 4160 Ocmulgee East Blvd
       Macon, GA  31217


(478) 779-2730

District: Bibb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
1206th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,122 Help


Students who attend Bernd Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Appling Middle School
High:    Northeast High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.7 Help
Number of students:  415

Racial breakdown:

African American:
85.8%
White:
8.0%
Two or more races:
4.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Bernd Elementary School ranks worse than 97% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 15th among 20 ranked elementary schools in the Bibb County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 8.53. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (85.8%), White (8%), two or more races (4.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Bibb County School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bernd Elementary School is 13.7, which is the 5th best among 20 elementary schools in the Bibb County School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bernd Elementary School is $10,122. 15 elementary schools in the Bibb County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Bibb County:

SchoolDigger ranks Bibb County 175th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bernd Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 24.35 922nd 1101 16.3%
2007 22.91 954th 1125 15.2%
2008 9.56 1076th 1134 5.1%
2009 12.48 1052nd 1133 7.1%
2010 31.47 926th 1183 21.7%
2011 45.24 787th 1212 35.1%
2012 60.03 578th 1201 51.9%
2013 51.75 722nd 1225 41.1%
2014 44.92 821st 1231 33.3%
2015 17.74 1048th 1240 15.5%
2016 21.03 985th 1233 20.1%
2017 13.86 1065th 1205 11.6%
2018 22.96 931st 1209 23.0%
2019 23.31 953rd 1234 22.8%
2021 14.86 1049th 1214 13.6%
2022 14.49 1079th 1244 13.3%
2023 8.53 1205th 1242 3.0%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Bernd Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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by a parent
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Open Quote The worst elementary school in Macon. Very unorganized and the teacher's are not good. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Open Quote This is an awesome little school! It's very family oriented and they have the best staff ever! My child loves his school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Bernd 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 363 363
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 377 377
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 379 379
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 362 362
1994 164 192 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 360
1995 145 192 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 337
1996 145 192 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 337
1997 127 215 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 342
1998 115 192 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 307
1999 136 218 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 355
2000 129 261 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 390
2001 117 267 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 384
2002 110 298 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 408
2003 110 298 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 408
2004 99 467 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 569
2005 71 453 0 1 0 n/a n/a 5 530
2006 57 404 0 5 0 n/a n/a 7 473
2007 53 449 1 5 0 n/a n/a 7 515
2008 63 412 3 2 0 n/a n/a 17 497
2009 55 450 2 3 0 n/a n/a 15 525
2010 50 443 3 6 0 0 0 0 502
2011 44 420 3 4 0 0 2 0 473
2012 37 399 0 8 0 0 10 0 454
2013 43 400 0 12 0 0 12 0 467
2014 41 400 0 2 0 0 7 0 450
2015 29 373 0 2 2 0 9 0 415
2016 34 348 0 8 0 0 10 0 400
2017 31 368 0 5 0 0 7 0 411
2018 25 393 0 18 0 0 9 0 445
2019 26 403 0 14 0 0 10 0 453
2020 32 386 0 7 0 0 16 0 441
2021 32 354 0 8 0 0 23 0 417
2022 44 338 0 1 0 0 16 0 399
2023 33 356 0 3 3 0 20 0 415

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 Bernd Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 363 22.0 16.5 42.1
1991 377 23.0 16.3 45.4
1992 379 23.0 16.4 53
1993 362 21.0 17.2 55.8
1994 360 25.7 14.0 58.3
1995 337 21.0 16.0 61.7
1996 337 21.0 16.0 61.7
1997 342 20.0 17.1 75.7
1998 307 19.9 15.4 74.3
1999 355 22.9 15.5 73
2000 390 22.0 17.7 77.7
2001 384 22.6 17.0 79.7
2002 408 24.6 16.6 78.4
2003 408 24.6 16.6 78.4
2004 569 29.6 19.2 87.5
2005 530 31.1 17.0 89.9
2006 473 26.7 17.7 90.6
2007 515 31.3 16.5 92.9
2008 497 30.8 16.1 92.7
2009 525 28.1 18.7 93.7
2010 502 29.8 16.8 93.2
2011 473 29.1 16.2 94.3
2012 454 27.4 16.5 93
2013 467 24.9 18.7 93.4
2014 450 25.5 17.6 92.9
2015 415 24.0 17.2 98.6
2016 400 22.0 18.1 99.3
2017 411 22.5 18.2 99
2018 445 26.5 16.7 99.1
2019 453 26.0 17.4 98.9
2020 441 30.3 14.5 95
2021 417 28.3 14.7 100
2022 399 28.7 13.9 n/a
2023 415 30.2 13.7 100

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 Bernd Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 363 22.0 16.5 42.1
1991 377 23.0 16.3 45.4
1992 379 23.0 16.4 53
1993 362 21.0 17.2 55.8
1994 360 25.7 14.0 58.3
1995 337 21.0 16.0 61.7
1996 337 21.0 16.0 61.7
1997 342 20.0 17.1 75.7
1998 307 19.9 15.4 74.3
1999 355 22.9 15.5 73
2000 390 22.0 17.7 77.7
2001 384 22.6 17.0 79.7
2002 408 24.6 16.6 78.4
2003 408 24.6 16.6 78.4
2004 569 29.6 19.2 87.5
2005 530 31.1 17.0 89.9
2006 473 26.7 17.7 90.6
2007 515 31.3 16.5 92.9
2008 497 30.8 16.1 92.7
2009 525 28.1 18.7 93.7
2010 502 29.8 16.8 93.2
2011 473 29.1 16.2 94.3
2012 454 27.4 16.5 93
2013 467 24.9 18.7 93.4
2014 450 25.5 17.6 92.9
2015 415 24.0 17.2 98.6
2016 400 22.0 18.1 99.3
2017 411 22.5 18.2 99
2018 445 26.5 16.7 99.1
2019 453 26.0 17.4 98.9
2020 441 30.3 14.5 95
2021 417 28.3 14.7 100
2022 399 28.7 13.9 n/a
2023 415 30.2 13.7 100

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Bernd Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $1,243 (12.6%) $8,651 (87.4%) $9,894
2018 $1,089 (11.9%) $8,078 (88.1%) $9,167
2019 $1,205 (11.9%) $8,917 (88.1%) $10,122

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bernd Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 953rd of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 1205th of 1242 Elementary schools
 19.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bernd Elementary School)1914.9
 4.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)26.922.7
 4.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Bernd Elementary School)22.417.9
 4.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)30.823.6
 7.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Bernd Elementary School)34.89.4
 25.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)27.719
 8.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Bernd Elementary School)24.26.3
 17.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)32.823.5
 9.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Bernd Elementary School)38.78.8
 29.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)3223.6
 8.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Bernd Elementary School)25.35
 20.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)26.315.7
 10.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Bernd Elementary School)21.310
 11.3%
   5th Grade Science (Bibb County)2725.4
 1.6%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students453415
 8.4%
African American403356
 11.7%
American Indian03
Asian00
Hispanic143
 78.6%
Pacific Islander00
White2633
 26.9%
Two or More Races1020
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients98.9%100%
 1.1%


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Students who attend Bernd Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Appling Middle School
High : Northeast High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 415 students attended Bernd Elementary School.

Bernd Elementary School ranks in the bottom 3.0% of Georgia elementary schools.

Students at Bernd Elementary School are 86% African American, 8% White, 5% Two or more races.


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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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