Free Home Elementary School

Summary:

Free Home Elementary School is a public elementary school in Canton, Georgia, serving 311 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Cherokee County School District, which is ranked 24th out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Free Home Elementary consistently outperforms the Cherokee County and Georgia state averages in the Milestones Assessments, with 70.5% of 3rd graders proficient or better in Mathematics compared to 58.8% in the county and 45.6% statewide. The school also has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (23.15%) and a higher per-student spending of $10,823, suggesting it serves a relatively affluent community. Additionally, Free Home Elementary has a lower student-teacher ratio of 12.7, compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 14.7 to 17.8 students per teacher.

While Free Home Elementary outperforms its peers, some nearby schools in the Forsyth County School District, such as Birmingham Falls Elementary and Kelly Mill Elementary, have even higher test scores and rankings, suggesting that the quality of education can vary significantly within the same geographic region. Additionally, Free Home Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of white students (82.96%) compared to the surrounding schools, which have a more diverse student population, an area that may warrant further investigation.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 12525 Cumming Hwy
       Canton, GA  30115


(770) 721-5960

District: Cherokee County

SchoolDigger Rank:
213th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,823 Help


Students who attend Free Home Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Creekland Middle School
High:    Creekview High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.7 Help
Number of students:  311

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.0%
Hispanic:
12.9%
Two or more races:
1.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Free Home Elementary School ranks better than 82.9% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 9th among 23 ranked elementary schools in the Cherokee County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.61. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (83%), Hispanic (12.9%), two or more races (1.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 23.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Free Home Elementary School is 12.7, which is the 6th best among 23 elementary schools in the Cherokee County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Free Home Elementary School is $10,823, which is the 6th highest among 23 elementary schools in the Cherokee County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Cherokee County:

SchoolDigger ranks Cherokee County 24th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Free Home Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 77.55 205th 1101 81.4%
2007 77.96 207th 1125 81.6%
2008 68.97 348th 1134 69.3%
2009 81.79 151st 1133 86.7%
2010 78.20 223rd 1183 81.1%
2011 77.64 249th 1212 79.5%
2012 74.87 287th 1201 76.1%
2013 61.58 561st 1225 54.2%
2014 74.70 299th 1231 75.7%
2015 69.62 316th 1240 74.5%
2016 65.90 373rd 1233 69.7%
2017 72.29 290th 1205 75.9%
2018 78.12 245th 1209 79.7%
2019 65.41 387th 1234 68.6%
2021 67.00 355th 1214 70.8%
2022 77.38 262nd 1244 78.9%
2023 81.61 213th 1242 82.9%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Free Home Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Open Quote I attended Free Home Elem. and I have now moved back and put my two children in this school. I can not say enough good things about the teachers and staff. It is a great small town feel with tons of attention to detail! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Open Quote My daughter has just started kindergarten there, and the teachers and staff have made this a seamless transition from preschool. They are very good at communicating with parents and making sure that you know what is happening in the classroom. The building may be old, but the people are wonderful and the learning environment is top notch! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Free Home 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 292 292
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 296 296
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 324 324
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 326 326
1994 329 2 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 333
1995 335 2 0 4 1 n/a n/a 0 342
1996 335 2 0 4 1 n/a n/a 0 342
1997 359 2 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 365
1998 377 2 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 382
1999 354 2 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 360
2000 369 3 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 378
2001 266 4 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 276
2002 299 2 1 7 1 n/a n/a 0 310
2003 299 2 1 7 1 n/a n/a 0 310
2004 292 4 1 10 0 n/a n/a 0 307
2005 253 0 0 13 0 n/a n/a 5 271
2006 255 0 0 15 0 n/a n/a 8 278
2007 228 2 0 13 0 n/a n/a 9 252
2008 248 0 1 15 0 n/a n/a 8 272
2009 251 2 1 16 0 n/a n/a 7 277
2010 265 1 0 35 0 0 7 0 308
2011 263 3 0 31 0 0 6 0 303
2012 291 1 2 38 0 0 7 0 339
2013 273 1 2 35 0 0 5 0 316
2014 292 3 2 34 0 0 6 0 337
2015 288 4 0 33 0 0 9 0 334
2016 260 7 0 34 0 0 9 0 310
2017 259 5 3 43 0 0 12 0 322
2018 257 12 4 36 0 0 14 0 323
2019 259 12 3 34 0 0 18 0 326
2020 220 10 2 28 0 0 16 0 276
2021 224 11 1 32 0 0 12 0 280
2022 259 5 2 43 0 0 11 0 320
2023 258 5 2 40 0 0 6 0 311

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 Free Home Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 292 17.0 17.1 7.2
1991 296 17.0 17.4 9.5
1992 324 17.0 19.0 17.3
1993 326 18.0 18.1 13.8
1994 333 19.8 16.8 14.4
1995 342 20.0 17.1 11.7
1996 342 20.0 17.1 11.7
1997 365 21.0 17.4 11.5
1998 382 23.1 16.5 13.1
1999 360 23.5 15.3 14.4
2000 378 22.0 17.2 11.6
2001 276 18.4 15.0 13.4
2002 310 19.7 15.7 12.3
2003 310 19.7 15.7 12.3
2004 307 21.0 14.6 14.3
2005 271 20.1 13.5 16.5
2006 278 19.5 14.3 18.1
2007 252 21.9 11.5 16
2008 272 23.4 11.6 15.2
2009 277 21.2 13.1 20
2010 308 22.7 13.5 29.5
2011 303 20.0 15.1 25.1
2012 339 18.7 18.1 33
2013 316 18.2 17.3 29.4
2014 337 20.4 16.5 30
2015 334 21.0 15.9 32
2016 310 21.0 14.7 32.3
2017 322 22.5 14.3 30.4
2018 323 21.9 14.7 25.4
2019 326 23.1 14.1 23.9
2020 276 22.2 12.4 25
2021 280 23.5 11.9 29.6
2022 320 25.5 12.5 n/a
2023 311 24.4 12.7 23.2

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 Free Home Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 292 17.0 17.1 7.2
1991 296 17.0 17.4 9.5
1992 324 17.0 19.0 17.3
1993 326 18.0 18.1 13.8
1994 333 19.8 16.8 14.4
1995 342 20.0 17.1 11.7
1996 342 20.0 17.1 11.7
1997 365 21.0 17.4 11.5
1998 382 23.1 16.5 13.1
1999 360 23.5 15.3 14.4
2000 378 22.0 17.2 11.6
2001 276 18.4 15.0 13.4
2002 310 19.7 15.7 12.3
2003 310 19.7 15.7 12.3
2004 307 21.0 14.6 14.3
2005 271 20.1 13.5 16.5
2006 278 19.5 14.3 18.1
2007 252 21.9 11.5 16
2008 272 23.4 11.6 15.2
2009 277 21.2 13.1 20
2010 308 22.7 13.5 29.5
2011 303 20.0 15.1 25.1
2012 339 18.7 18.1 33
2013 316 18.2 17.3 29.4
2014 337 20.4 16.5 30
2015 334 21.0 15.9 32
2016 310 21.0 14.7 32.3
2017 322 22.5 14.3 30.4
2018 323 21.9 14.7 25.4
2019 326 23.1 14.1 23.9
2020 276 22.2 12.4 25
2021 280 23.5 11.9 29.6
2022 320 25.5 12.5 n/a
2023 311 24.4 12.7 23.2

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 Free Home Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $156 (1.6%) $9,415 (98.4%) $9,571
2018 $138 (1.4%) $10,066 (98.6%) $10,204
2019 $156 (1.4%) $10,667 (98.6%) $10,823

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Free Home Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 387th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 213th of 1242 Elementary schools
 14.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Free Home Elementary School)34.956.8
 21.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Cherokee County)49.948.3
 1.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Free Home Elementary School)65.170.5
 5.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Cherokee County)68.658.8
 9.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Free Home Elementary School)57.748
 9.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Cherokee County)50.447
 3.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Free Home Elementary School)73.150
 23.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Cherokee County)65.860
 5.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Free Home Elementary School)52.657.7
 5.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Cherokee County)57.652.7
 4.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Free Home Elementary School)52.655.8
 3.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Cherokee County)56.854.1
 2.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Free Home Elementary School)42.157.7
 15.6%
   5th Grade Science (Cherokee County)51.548.5
 3%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students326311
 4.6%
African American125
 58.3%
American Indian00
Asian32
 33.3%
Hispanic3440
 17.6%
Pacific Islander00
White259258
 0.4%
Two or More Races186
 66.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.9%23.2%
 0.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Free Home Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 311 students attended Free Home Elementary School.

Students at Free Home Elementary School are 83% White, 13% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Free Home Elementary School ranks 213th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Free Home Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Creekland Middle School
High : Creekview 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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