Bruce Elementary School

Summary:

Bruce Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Macon, Georgia, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 434. The school is part of the Bibb County School District, which is ranked 175 out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Bruce Elementary School consistently ranks among the lowest-performing elementary schools in Georgia, with only 3.9% of 3rd graders, 15.8% of 4th graders, and 9.4% of 5th graders scoring proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state averages of 38.6%, 36.1%, and 41.6%, respectively. The school's performance in Mathematics is also extremely low, with only 9.3% of 3rd graders, 12.5% of 4th graders, and 3.2% of 5th graders scoring proficient or better, compared to the state averages of 45.6%, 45.7%, and 37.4%. Additionally, the school has a 100% free and reduced-price lunch rate, indicating that all of its students come from low-income households.

Interestingly, the nearby schools, such as Veterans Elementary, Burdell Elementary, Southfield Elementary, and Ingram/Pye Elementary, also have low academic performance and high percentages of students from low-income families, similar to Bruce Elementary School. However, Vineville Academy, a magnet school in the district, stands out with significantly higher academic performance, with 30.1% of 3rd graders, 40.9% of 4th graders, and 39.4% of 5th graders scoring proficient or better in English Language Arts.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 3660 Houston Ave
       Macon, GA  31206


(478) 779-4558

District: Bibb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
1202nd of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,504 Help


Students who attend Bruce Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Rutland Middle School
High:    Rutland High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.6 Help
Number of students:  434

Racial breakdown:

African American:
86.9%
Hispanic:
6.2%
White:
3.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Bruce Elementary School ranks worse than 96.7% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 14th 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 8.91. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (86.9%), Hispanic (6.2%), White (3.5%). (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 Bruce Elementary School is 16.6. 18 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 Bruce Elementary School is $10,504. 11 elementary schools in the Bibb County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Bruce 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 Bruce Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 2.68 1168th 1183 1.3%
2011 4.06 1183rd 1212 2.4%
2012 1.47 1192nd 1201 0.7%
2013 3.86 1193rd 1225 2.6%
2014 2.61 1208th 1231 1.9%
2015 8.39 1204th 1240 2.9%
2016 9.57 1172nd 1233 4.9%
2017 9.60 1128th 1205 6.4%
2018 8.89 1152nd 1209 4.7%
2019 8.78 1165th 1234 5.6%
2021 7.55 1191st 1214 1.9%
2022 9.00 1196th 1244 3.9%
2023 8.91 1201st 1242 3.3%
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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

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Enrollment information for Bruce Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 36 484 0 9 1 n/a n/a 10 540
2010 30 432 0 7 3 0 6 0 478
2011 31 425 0 9 1 0 2 0 468
2012 20 432 0 5 0 0 2 0 459
2013 16 469 0 11 0 0 4 0 500
2014 15 474 0 14 0 0 7 0 510
2015 21 458 0 16 1 0 10 0 506
2016 21 428 0 8 0 0 12 0 469
2017 20 434 0 8 0 0 9 0 471
2018 19 414 0 11 1 0 10 0 455
2019 20 390 0 8 1 0 6 0 425
2020 17 397 0 12 1 0 5 0 432
2021 13 390 0 12 1 0 5 0 421
2022 12 351 0 17 1 0 8 0 389
2023 15 377 0 27 1 0 14 0 434

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 Bruce Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 540 33.8 16.0 100.6
2010 478 29.3 16.3 97.9
2011 468 28.4 16.4 99.1
2012 459 25.4 18.0 99.3
2013 500 26.4 18.9 96
2014 510 28.4 17.9 97.5
2015 506 28.0 18.0 98.6
2016 469 28.0 16.7 99.1
2017 471 26.9 17.5 98.9
2018 455 26.9 16.9 99.1
2019 425 28.0 15.1 98.8
2020 432 27.0 16.0 97.5
2021 421 24.5 17.1 100
2022 389 27.0 14.4 n/a
2023 434 26.0 16.6 100

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 Bruce Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 540 33.8 16.0 100.6
2010 478 29.3 16.3 97.9
2011 468 28.4 16.4 99.1
2012 459 25.4 18.0 99.3
2013 500 26.4 18.9 96
2014 510 28.4 17.9 97.5
2015 506 28.0 18.0 98.6
2016 469 28.0 16.7 99.1
2017 471 26.9 17.5 98.9
2018 455 26.9 16.9 99.1
2019 425 28.0 15.1 98.8
2020 432 27.0 16.0 97.5
2021 421 24.5 17.1 100
2022 389 27.0 14.4 n/a
2023 434 26.0 16.6 100

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 Bruce Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $1,351 (14.5%) $7,940 (85.5%) $9,291
2018 $1,359 (14.5%) $8,043 (85.5%) $9,402
2019 $1,300 (12.4%) $9,204 (87.6%) $10,504

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bruce Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1165th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 1201st of 1242 Elementary schools
 2.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bruce Elementary School)11.83.9
 7.9%
   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 (Bruce Elementary School)15.89.3
 6.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)30.823.6
 7.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Bruce Elementary School)15.615.8
 0.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)27.719
 8.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Bruce Elementary School)2512.5
 12.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)32.823.5
 9.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Bruce Elementary School)7.59.4
 1.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Bibb County)3223.6
 8.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Bruce Elementary School)19.43.2
 16.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Bibb County)26.315.7
 10.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Bruce Elementary School)11.919
 7.1%
   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 Students425434
 2.1%
African American390377
 3.3%
American Indian11
Asian00
Hispanic827
 237.5%
Pacific Islander00
White2015
 25%
Two or More Races614
 133.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients98.8%100%
 1.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Bruce Elementary School

Students at Bruce Elementary School are 87% African American, 6% Hispanic, 3% White, 3% Two or more races.

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

Middle : Rutland Middle School
High : Rutland High School

Bruce Elementary School ranks in the bottom 3.3% of Georgia elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 434 students attended Bruce Elementary 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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