Buford Elementary School

Public PK-K

 2500 Sawnee Ave
       Buford, GA  30518


(770) 945-5248

District: Buford City

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,828 Help


Students who attend Buford Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Buford Middle School
High:    Buford High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.6 Help
Number of students:  402

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.3%
Hispanic:
27.6%
Asian:
9.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.6% Help


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Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (49.3%), Hispanic (27.6%), Asian (9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Buford Elementary School is 12.6. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Buford Elementary School is $13,828.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Buford City:

SchoolDigger ranks Buford City 5th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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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 611 611
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 669 669
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 695 695
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
2018 407 76 21 237 0 0 24 0 765
2019 400 70 31 217 0 0 29 0 747
2020 202 37 18 109 2 0 32 0 400
2021 204 37 28 113 2 0 30 0 414
2022 208 47 39 120 1 0 21 0 436
2023 198 34 36 111 0 1 22 0 402

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 Full-time 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
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
2011 527 44.0 11.9 59
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
2016 707 53.0 13.3 40.5
2017 716 54.0 13.2 42
2018 765 58.0 13.1 36.7
2019 747 56.3 13.2 32.4
2020 400 28.4 14.0 31
2021 414 30.8 13.4 26.6
2022 436 30.8 14.1 n/a
2023 402 31.9 12.6 31.6

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 Buford Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time 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
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
2011 527 44.0 11.9 59
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
2016 707 53.0 13.3 40.5
2017 716 54.0 13.2 42
2018 765 58.0 13.1 36.7
2019 747 56.3 13.2 32.4
2020 400 28.4 14.0 31
2021 414 30.8 13.4 26.6
2022 436 30.8 14.1 n/a
2023 402 31.9 12.6 31.6

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 Buford Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $418 (3.3%) $12,080 (96.7%) $12,498
2018 $420 (3.2%) $12,716 (96.8%) $13,136
2019 $353 (2.6%) $13,475 (97.4%) $13,828

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Buford Elementary School

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students747402
 46.2%
African American7034
 51.4%
American Indian00
Asian3136
 16.1%
Hispanic217111
 48.8%
Pacific Islander01
White400198
 50.5%
Two or More Races2922
 24.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients32.4%31.6%
 0.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Buford Elementary School

Students at Buford Elementary School are 49% White, 28% Hispanic, 9% Asian, 8% African American, 5% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 402 students attended Buford Elementary School.

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

Middle : Buford Middle School
High : Buford 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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