Porter Elementary School

Summary:

Porter Elementary School is a public elementary school in Macon, Georgia, serving 406 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.

Porter Elementary has a diverse student population, with significant Hispanic (37.19%) and African American (37.44%) representation, along with a smaller White (20.44%) and multiracial (4.43%) presence. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by Georgia Milestones assessments, is consistently below the Bibb County and state averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, only 25% of 3rd graders were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 38.6% statewide. Similarly, the school's math proficiency rates are significantly lower than the county and state, with only 18.3% of 3rd graders and 24.2% of 5th graders meeting or exceeding the standard. Despite the school's high per-student spending, which has increased from $8,430 in 2016-2017 to $10,634 in 2018-2019, Porter Elementary has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Georgia elementary schools over the past several years.

Interestingly, Heard Elementary, a school located just 1.03 miles away from Porter, has significantly higher academic performance, with 35% of 3rd graders proficient or better in English Language Arts and 33.8% proficient or better in Mathematics in 2022-2023. This stark contrast in performance between two schools in such close proximity is noteworthy. Additionally, while Porter Elementary has a diverse student population, some nearby schools, such as Skyview Elementary and Heard Elementary, have a higher percentage of White students compared to Porter.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 5802 School Rd
       Macon, GA  31216


(478) 779-4350

District: Bibb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
864th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,634 Help


Students who attend Porter Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Rutland Middle School
High:    Rutland High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.6 Help
Number of students:  406

Racial breakdown:

African American:
37.4%
Hispanic:
37.2%
White:
20.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Porter Elementary School ranks worse than 69.5% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 8th 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 28.42. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Porter Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (37.4%), Hispanic (37.2%), White (20.4%). (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 Porter Elementary School is 15.6. 17 elementary schools in the Bibb County School 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 Porter Elementary School is $10,634, which is the 9th highest among 20 elementary schools in the Bibb County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Porter 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 Porter Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 48.12 656th 1101 40.4%
2007 63.86 433rd 1125 61.5%
2008 60.58 490th 1134 56.8%
2009 60.60 487th 1133 57.0%
2010 62.06 509th 1183 57.0%
2011 51.35 695th 1212 42.7%
2012 58.54 604th 1201 49.7%
2013 43.01 837th 1225 31.7%
2014 48.05 775th 1231 37.0%
2015 22.66 979th 1240 21.0%
2016 38.65 749th 1233 39.3%
2017 26.56 891st 1205 26.1%
2018 30.25 853rd 1209 29.4%
2019 21.52 979th 1234 20.7%
2021 20.22 957th 1214 21.2%
2022 23.21 949th 1244 23.7%
2023 28.42 863rd 1242 30.5%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 4.7)
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Reviews:
by a principal
Monday, June 5, 2017

Open Quote Porter is a culturally responsive school dedicated to student achievement for all students. Porter has dedicated teachers, families, and students. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, January 6, 2017

Open Quote My daughter started school at Porter this year and we could not be happier. It is a small, friendly school and the administration is excellent. We love Porter! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Porter 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 381 381
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 431 431
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 476 476
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 494 494
1994 475 33 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 508
1995 504 28 0 4 1 n/a n/a 0 537
1996 504 28 0 4 1 n/a n/a 0 537
1997 542 30 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 579
1998 492 38 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 535
1999 455 43 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 502
2000 498 50 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 553
2001 502 52 4 14 0 n/a n/a 0 572
2002 473 53 10 35 1 n/a n/a 0 572
2003 473 53 10 35 1 n/a n/a 0 572
2004 356 48 8 33 0 n/a n/a 0 445
2005 375 77 11 26 0 n/a n/a 6 495
2006 404 101 10 27 1 n/a n/a 9 552
2007 377 113 11 31 1 n/a n/a 11 544
2008 381 114 18 40 0 n/a n/a 10 563
2009 327 115 16 57 0 n/a n/a 13 528
2010 311 127 18 71 0 0 15 0 542
2011 297 120 10 83 1 0 11 0 522
2012 268 109 11 103 1 0 16 0 508
2013 249 107 12 115 3 0 9 0 495
2014 206 123 7 125 0 0 16 0 477
2015 185 115 11 131 0 0 19 0 461
2016 180 113 9 134 0 0 19 0 455
2017 178 113 7 141 0 0 21 0 460
2018 138 109 7 147 0 0 17 0 418
2019 132 115 6 146 0 0 16 0 415
2020 106 119 5 148 0 0 11 0 389
2021 95 113 1 146 0 0 12 0 367
2022 98 119 1 156 0 0 10 0 384
2023 83 152 1 151 1 0 18 0 406

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 Porter Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 381 20.0 19.0 14.4
1991 431 23.0 18.7 10.7
1992 476 23.0 20.6 14.1
1993 494 28.0 17.6 18.4
1994 508 26.8 19.0 21.3
1995 537 28.0 19.2 22
1996 537 28.0 19.2 22
1997 579 28.0 20.7 30.6
1998 535 29.9 17.9 27.3
1999 502 27.9 18.0 30.3
2000 553 27.0 20.5 26.8
2001 572 28.7 19.9 25.7
2002 572 31.4 18.2 29.7
2003 572 31.4 18.2 29.7
2004 445 26.8 16.6 36.9
2005 495 29.5 16.8 39.7
2006 552 32.7 16.9 44.9
2007 544 32.4 16.8 39
2008 563 34.3 16.4 43.8
2009 528 31.8 16.6 48.3
2010 542 32.5 16.6 51.3
2011 522 31.8 16.4 51.5
2012 508 29.4 17.2 57.3
2013 495 28.5 17.3 64.8
2014 477 25.5 18.7 69.2
2015 461 25.0 18.4 98.5
2016 455 27.0 16.8 99.1
2017 460 27.7 16.6 98.9
2018 418 26.5 15.7 99.3
2019 415 29.9 13.8 98.8
2020 389 28.7 13.5 97.4
2021 367 28.3 12.9 100
2022 384 28.7 13.3 n/a
2023 406 26.0 15.6 100

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 Porter Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 381 20.0 19.0 14.4
1991 431 23.0 18.7 10.7
1992 476 23.0 20.6 14.1
1993 494 28.0 17.6 18.4
1994 508 26.8 19.0 21.3
1995 537 28.0 19.2 22
1996 537 28.0 19.2 22
1997 579 28.0 20.7 30.6
1998 535 29.9 17.9 27.3
1999 502 27.9 18.0 30.3
2000 553 27.0 20.5 26.8
2001 572 28.7 19.9 25.7
2002 572 31.4 18.2 29.7
2003 572 31.4 18.2 29.7
2004 445 26.8 16.6 36.9
2005 495 29.5 16.8 39.7
2006 552 32.7 16.9 44.9
2007 544 32.4 16.8 39
2008 563 34.3 16.4 43.8
2009 528 31.8 16.6 48.3
2010 542 32.5 16.6 51.3
2011 522 31.8 16.4 51.5
2012 508 29.4 17.2 57.3
2013 495 28.5 17.3 64.8
2014 477 25.5 18.7 69.2
2015 461 25.0 18.4 98.5
2016 455 27.0 16.8 99.1
2017 460 27.7 16.6 98.9
2018 418 26.5 15.7 99.3
2019 415 29.9 13.8 98.8
2020 389 28.7 13.5 97.4
2021 367 28.3 12.9 100
2022 384 28.7 13.3 n/a
2023 406 26.0 15.6 100

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Porter Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $902 (10.7%) $7,528 (89.3%) $8,430
2018 $1,020 (10.7%) $8,543 (89.3%) $9,564
2019 $876 (8.2%) $9,758 (91.8%) $10,634

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Porter Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 979th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 863rd of 1242 Elementary schools
 9.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Porter Elementary School)11.325
 13.7%
   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 (Porter Elementary School)12.918.3
 5.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)30.823.6
 7.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Porter Elementary School)35.918.2
 17.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)27.719
 8.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Porter Elementary School)29.728.6
 1.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)32.823.5
 9.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Porter Elementary School)33.933.3
 0.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)3223.6
 8.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Porter Elementary School)31.724.2
 7.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)26.315.7
 10.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Porter Elementary School)22.234.8
 12.6%
   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 Students415406
 2.2%
African American115152
 32.2%
American Indian01
Asian61
 83.3%
Hispanic146151
 3.4%
Pacific Islander00
White13283
 37.1%
Two or More Races1618
 12.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients98.8%100%
 1.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Porter Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 406 students attended Porter Elementary School.

Porter Elementary School ranks 864th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Porter Elementary School are 37% African American, 37% Hispanic, 20% White, 4% Two or more races.

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

Middle : Rutland Middle School
High : Rutland High School


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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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