Elite Scholars Academy School

Summary:

Elite Scholars Academy School is a high-performing public school serving grades 6-12 in Jonesboro, Georgia, with a student population of 680. This school has consistently ranked among the top high schools in the state, earning a statewide ranking of 4 out of 442 Georgia high schools in the 2022-2023 school year and a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Elite Scholars Academy School demonstrates exceptional academic performance, with students significantly outperforming their peers in the Clayton County district and the state of Georgia on various Milestones Assessments. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 94.6% of 6th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to just 22.2% in the district and 39.2% statewide. The school has also maintained a 100% four-year graduation rate for the past five school years, significantly higher than the graduation rates of the nearby high schools in the Clayton County district.

Despite the high academic performance, Elite Scholars Academy School has a relatively diverse student population, with a mix of African American (64.56%), Hispanic (17.65%), and Asian (13.09%) students. This diversity is not as pronounced in the nearby high schools, such as Jonesboro High School and Mount Zion High School, which tend to have a higher concentration of African American students. Additionally, 90.44% of Elite Scholars Academy School students receive free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a socioeconomically diverse student population that the school is able to serve with exceptional results.


Detail:

Public 6-12

 7923 Fielder Rd
       Jonesboro, GA  30236


(770) 472-2823

District: Clayton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
4th of 446 Georgia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,032 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  17.4 Help
Number of students:  680

Racial breakdown:

African American:
64.6%
Hispanic:
17.6%
Asian:
13.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Elite Scholars Academy School ranks better than 99.7% of middle schools in Georgia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.89. (See more...)
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Compare Details Elite Scholars Academy School ranks better than 99.1% of high schools in Georgia. It also ranks first among 12 ranked high schools in the Clayton County School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.6. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Elite Scholars Academy School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Elite Scholars Academy School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (64.6%), Hispanic (17.6%), Asian (13.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 90.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Clayton County School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Elite Scholars Academy School is 17.4, which is the 3rd best among 12 high schools in the Clayton County School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Elite Scholars Academy School is $8,032, which is the 3rd highest among 12 high schools in the Clayton County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Elite Scholars Academy School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Elite Scholars Academy School 2nd of 582 Georgia public middle schools. (See Elite Scholars Academy School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Elite Scholars Academy School 4th of 446 Georgia public high schools. (See Elite Scholars Academy School in the ranking list.)

Clayton County:

SchoolDigger ranks Clayton County 170th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Elite Scholars Academy School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 75.51 103rd 504 79.6%
2012 82.45 35th 508 93.1%
2013 84.99 14th 527 97.3%
2014 84.76 14th 521 97.3%
2015 85.68 62nd 537 88.5%
2016 90.88 34th 545 93.8%
2017 90.45 51st 539 90.5%
2018 98.91 5th 543 99.1%
2019 99.61 1st 559 99.8%
2021 99.75 1st 542 99.8%
2022 99.82 1st 567 99.8%
2023 99.89 1st 577 99.8%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Elite Scholars Academy School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 53.32 195th 402 51.5%
2012 75.78 65th 396 83.6%
2013 72.01 76th 425 82.1%
2014 78.36 41st 425 90.4%
2015 78.57 32nd 435 92.6%
2016 72.37 53rd 426 87.6%
2017 77.59 38th 420 91.0%
2018 83.66 30th 428 93.0%
2019 89.17 17th 438 96.1%
2022 94.61 7th 429 98.4%
2023 95.60 4th 442 99.1%
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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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by a parent
Sunday, July 24, 2011

Open Quote The teachers are outstanding in motivating our children. I love the small ratio of students in each class. Great job Elite Scholars! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Elite Scholars Academy School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 2 192 5 9 1 3 9 0 221
2011 3 280 4 10 1 3 6 0 307
2012 3 341 8 13 1 0 10 0 376
2013 7 382 14 12 1 0 8 0 424
2014 9 436 14 26 1 0 9 0 495
2015 5 504 18 53 1 0 12 0 593
2016 5 493 21 62 1 0 15 0 597
2017 4 474 22 84 1 0 13 0 598
2018 3 482 36 84 2 1 16 0 624
2019 3 491 49 96 1 1 23 0 664
2020 6 477 66 111 1 1 24 0 686
2021 5 469 83 117 1 0 24 0 699
2022 4 448 84 122 1 1 24 0 684
2023 7 439 89 120 1 1 23 0 680

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 Elite Scholars Academy School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 221 16.5 13.3 56.6
2011 307 20.0 15.3 52.4
2012 376 27.0 13.9 55.6
2013 424 32.0 13.2 58.7
2014 495 33.0 15.0 99.4
2015 593 32.0 18.5 95.4
2016 597 35.0 17.0 99.5
2017 598 33.4 17.9 99.5
2018 624 35.0 17.8 99.5
2019 664 32.3 20.5 92.9
2020 686 33.4 20.5 93
2021 699 36.0 19.4 93
2022 684 33.0 20.7 n/a
2023 680 39.0 17.4 90.4

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 Elite Scholars Academy School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 221 16.5 13.3 56.6
2011 307 20.0 15.3 52.4
2012 376 27.0 13.9 55.6
2013 424 32.0 13.2 58.7
2014 495 33.0 15.0 99.4
2015 593 32.0 18.5 95.4
2016 597 35.0 17.0 99.5
2017 598 33.4 17.9 99.5
2018 624 35.0 17.8 99.5
2019 664 32.3 20.5 92.9
2020 686 33.4 20.5 93
2021 699 36.0 19.4 93
2022 684 33.0 20.7 n/a
2023 680 39.0 17.4 90.4

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 Elite Scholars Academy School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $344 (3.8%) $8,707 (96.2%) $9,051
2018 $370 (4.2%) $8,518 (95.8%) $8,888
2019 $321 (4.0%) $7,711 (96.0%) $8,032

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Elite Scholars Academy School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1st of 559 Middle schoolsRanks 1st of 577 Middle schools
 0%
Ranks 17th of 438 High schoolsRanks 4th of 442 High schools
 3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Elite Scholars Academy School)9894.6
 3.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)28.622.2
 6.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4639.2
 6.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Elite Scholars Academy School)9891
 7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Clayton County)20.412
 8.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4032.9
 7.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Elite Scholars Academy School)94.996.1
 1.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)23.225.8
 2.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)3939.1
 0.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Elite Scholars Academy School)85.684.5
 1.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Clayton County)21.314.2
 7.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4334.9
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Elite Scholars Academy School)95.199.1
 4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)32.526.9
 5.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4742.1
 4.9%
8th Grade Social Studies (Elite Scholars Academy School)83.294.5
 11.3%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Clayton County)24.717.9
 6.8%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Georgia)4135.9
 5.1%
End of Course American Literature and Composition (Elite Scholars Academy School)78.379.5
 1.2%
   End of Course American Literature and Composition (Clayton County)29.421.8
 7.6%
   End of Course American Literature and Composition (Georgia)47.338.9
 8.4%
End of Course Algebra I (Elite Scholars Academy School)63.789.1
 25.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Clayton County)18.315.1
 3.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Georgia)41.135.8
 5.3%
End of Course Biology (Elite Scholars Academy School)87.991.1
 3.2%
   End of Course Biology (Clayton County)28.623.3
 5.3%
   End of Course Biology (Georgia)4945.5
 3.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students664680
 2.4%
African American491439
 10.6%
American Indian11
Asian4989
 81.6%
Hispanic96120
 25%
Pacific Islander11
White37
 133.3%
Two or More Races2323
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients92.9%90.4%
 2.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Elite Scholars Academy School

Students at Elite Scholars Academy School are 65% African American, 18% Hispanic, 13% Asian, 3% Two or more races, 1% White.

Yes! Elite Scholars Academy School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 4th of 446 Georgia high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 680 students attended Elite Scholars Academy 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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