Buford Elementary School

Public PK, KG-1

 2500 Sawnee Ave
       Buford, GA  30518


 (770) 945-5248

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District: Buford City


Student/teacher ratio:  13.2
Number of students:  716

Racial breakdown:

White:
51.8%
Hispanic:
32.4%
African American:
8.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  42.0%

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Updated Friday, July 27, 2018, based on the latest test scores.


Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (51.8%), Hispanic (32.4%), African American (8.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 42% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Buford Elementary School is 13.2. (See more...)
Compare Buford Elementary School employs 54 full-time teachers.
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Buford City:

SchoolDigger ranks Buford City 1st of 182 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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by a parent
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Open Quote This is my 4th year with a child at Buford Elementary. The class sizes are 20 at most and each kindergarten class had a dedicated parapro. In 1st grade, 2-3 classes share a parapro. The hispanic population is approximately a quarter of the students... you can check any site with those exact numbers. In my experience, there might be 1 ESOL child that really struggles with the English language but it has never been disruptive to learning. The school has a ton of money for resources and staff so the ESOL kids get excellent help and are pretty fluent by the end of kindergarten. In addition, the advanced students get additional in-depth learning in enrichment classes. I volunteer regularly in the class (once a week) and have observed nothing of the previous reviewers description. It is a great school with tons of resources and a small town feel. It makes me wonder if the previous review maybe had a child not accepted into the tuition program and reason for the bad and misleading review. Yes, the school system has a tuition program where you can pay to send your child there if they are selected from a large pool of applicants. It is an interview process in which only the best and brightest are chosen. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Open Quote This is our 4th year @ Buford Elementary School (BES) and I can tell you that from our experience, the data and information provided is VERY erroneous at best.

Our children have always had a minimum of 24-27 students per teacher/classroom with a minimum of 50% children being of Hispanic ethnicity. The majority does not speak or understand English which leads to distractions, disruptions as well as decreased learning productivity throughout the day. It is also very hard to believe that a school that has such a large percentage of non-English speaking children is able to test as well as they do?

Too many children at BES are promoted to the next grade without meeting basic academic standards! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Buford 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 616 611
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 646 646
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 674 669
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 700 695
1994 515 160 0 60 0 n/a n/a 0 735
1995 594 149 3 72 0 n/a n/a 0 818
1996 594 149 3 72 0 n/a n/a 0 818
1997 621 145 3 96 0 n/a n/a 0 865
1998 609 147 4 120 0 n/a n/a 0 880
1999 574 148 5 117 9 n/a n/a 0 853
2000 341 76 10 96 4 n/a n/a 0 527
2001 312 73 7 118 0 n/a n/a 0 510
2002 278 67 7 143 0 n/a n/a 0 495
2003 278 67 7 143 0 n/a n/a 0 495
2004 272 70 10 180 2 n/a n/a 0 534
2005 262 69 10 187 3 n/a n/a 16 547
2006 259 84 10 233 2 n/a n/a 21 609
2007 302 92 15 253 1 n/a n/a 33 696
2008 320 96 18 253 0 n/a n/a 36 723
2009 241 58 13 184 0 n/a n/a 18 514
2010 234 79 15 176 0 0 16 0 520
2011 274 67 9 164 1 0 12 0 527
2012 294 65 12 190 3 0 10 0 574
2013 358 68 21 196 2 0 1 0 646
2014 332 78 27 218 4 0 5 0 664
2015 333 79 25 213 1 0 12 0 663
2016 368 69 32 220 0 0 18 0 707
2017 371 63 24 232 0 0 26 0 716

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 Buford Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 611 35.0 17.4 22.4
1991 646 37.0 17.4 28.6
1992 669 40.0 16.7 34.4
1993 695 39.0 17.8 44.5
1994 735 36.0 20.4 45.2
1995 818 45.0 18.2 41.2
1996 818 45.0 18.2 41.2
1997 865 49.5 17.5 52.5
1998 880 52.0 16.9 50.7
1999 853 53.0 16.1 50.3
2000 527 33.0 16.0 46.1
2001 510 31.0 16.5 49.2
2002 495 34.5 14.3 47.7
2003 495 34.5 14.3 47.7
2004 534 34.5 15.5 50.6
2005 547 42.0 13.0 55.9
2006 609 55.0 11.1 60.0
2007 696 63.0 11.0 58.7
2008 723 62.0 11.7 58.8
2009 514 48.0 10.7 57.3
2010 520 45.0 11.5 56.0
2011 527 44.0 11.9 59.0
2012 574 46.9 12.2 57.5
2013 646 47.9 13.4 45.8
2014 664 48.0 13.8 52.7
2015 663 51.0 13.0 46.0
2016 707 53.0 13.3 40.5
2017 716 54.0 13.2 42.0

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Buford Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 611 35.0 17.4 22.4
1991 646 37.0 17.4 28.6
1992 669 40.0 16.7 34.4
1993 695 39.0 17.8 44.5
1994 735 36.0 20.4 45.2
1995 818 45.0 18.2 41.2
1996 818 45.0 18.2 41.2
1997 865 49.5 17.5 52.5
1998 880 52.0 16.9 50.7
1999 853 53.0 16.1 50.3
2000 527 33.0 16.0 46.1
2001 510 31.0 16.5 49.2
2002 495 34.5 14.3 47.7
2003 495 34.5 14.3 47.7
2004 534 34.5 15.5 50.6
2005 547 42.0 13.0 55.9
2006 609 55.0 11.1 60.0
2007 696 63.0 11.0 58.7
2008 723 62.0 11.7 58.8
2009 514 48.0 10.7 57.3
2010 520 45.0 11.5 56.0
2011 527 44.0 11.9 59.0
2012 574 46.9 12.2 57.5
2013 646 47.9 13.4 45.8
2014 664 48.0 13.8 52.7
2015 663 51.0 13.0 46.0
2016 707 53.0 13.3 40.5
2017 716 54.0 13.2 42.0

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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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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