Bells Ferry Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 2600 Bells Ferry Rd
       Marietta, GA  30066


 (678) 594-8950

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District: Cobb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
252nd of 1,234 Georgia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.4
Number of students:  697

Racial breakdown:

White:
32.0%
African American:
29.0%
Hispanic:
19.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  38.7%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 26, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Bells Ferry Elementary School ranked better than 79.6% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranked 22nd among 65 ranked elementary schools in the Cobb County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 77.45. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Bells Ferry Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (32%), African American (29%), Hispanic (19.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 38.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bells Ferry Elementary School is 15.4. 61 elementary schools in the Cobb County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Bells Ferry Elementary School employs 45 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Bells Ferry Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bells Ferry Elementary School 252nd of 1234 Georgia public elementary schools. (See Bells Ferry Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Cobb County:

SchoolDigger ranks Cobb County 46th of 189 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bells Ferry Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 81.43 138th 1101 87.5%
2007 77.71 214th 1125 81.0%
2008 79.14 175th 1134 84.6%
2009 80.77 163rd 1133 85.6%
2010 81.79 159th 1183 86.6%
2011 82.69 150th 1212 87.6%
2012 76.91 250th 1201 79.2%
2013 79.32 209th 1225 82.9%
2014 80.40 172nd 1231 86.0%
2015 77.75 235th 1240 81.0%
2016 78.65 223rd 1233 81.9%
2017 88.07 128th 1205 89.4%
2018 82.01 199th 1209 83.5%
2019 77.45 252nd 1234 79.6%

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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All ratings (Avg rating: 3)
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by a parent
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Open Quote This is a very solid school for about K-2 or K-3. The student body is very diverse but many of the teachers have the Old South way of thinking and doing things. This puts one group in particular at a disadvantage. The Advance-Ed report has some info on Bells Ferry. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Open Quote Bells Ferry is a wonderful school. I was privileged to have my children go there. The teachers and staff are hard-working and very caring. They did a lot to see that my children were successful. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Open Quote I have had such a difficult time dealing with some of these teachers. They seem to be so bitter and seems as if they dislike their job. I am not here to name drop but I am VERY disappointed in this school as a whole. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Bells Ferry 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 697 692
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 566 566
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 620 615
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 674 669
1994 505 41 22 8 0 n/a n/a 0 576
1995 500 46 23 11 0 n/a n/a 0 580
1996 500 46 23 11 0 n/a n/a 0 580
1997 497 57 29 14 0 n/a n/a 0 597
1998 495 66 41 16 1 n/a n/a 0 619
1999 342 52 22 10 0 n/a n/a 0 426
2000 314 68 31 15 0 n/a n/a 0 428
2001 299 73 30 18 0 n/a n/a 0 420
2002 253 86 36 54 0 n/a n/a 0 429
2003 253 86 36 54 0 n/a n/a 0 429
2004 247 85 41 61 1 n/a n/a 0 435
2005 239 137 44 76 3 n/a n/a 28 527
2006 234 154 72 89 4 n/a n/a 40 593
2007 231 164 77 91 3 n/a n/a 47 613
2008 240 162 78 123 2 n/a n/a 49 654
2009 205 147 82 81 1 n/a n/a 44 560
2010 250 152 87 88 6 0 0 0 583
2011 235 167 87 77 4 0 33 0 603
2012 233 173 83 72 1 0 31 0 593
2013 223 188 91 86 1 0 23 0 612
2014 192 195 88 98 3 0 28 0 604
2015 221 236 83 122 4 0 22 0 688
2016 217 227 92 120 5 0 23 0 684
2017 216 231 105 115 5 0 24 0 696
2018 223 202 103 139 5 0 25 0 697

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 Bells Ferry Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 692 36.0 19.2 8.5
1991 566 45.0 12.5 7.4
1992 615 33.0 18.6 12.4
1993 669 36.0 18.6 12.0
1994 576 37.5 15.4 9.0
1995 580 35.2 16.5 8.1
1996 580 35.2 16.5 8.1
1997 597 38.5 15.5 12.2
1998 619 39.8 15.6 10.5
1999 426 31.8 13.4 11.3
2000 428 29.5 14.5 12.9
2001 420 32.9 12.8 15.7
2002 429 29.9 14.3 24.5
2003 429 29.9 14.3 24.5
2004 435 30.5 14.3 34.3
2005 527 35.8 14.7 41.9
2006 593 41.8 14.2 40.1
2007 613 49.5 12.4 42.4
2008 654 48.0 13.6 45.5
2009 560 47.5 11.8 48.3
2010 583 47.0 12.4 45.6
2011 603 45.0 13.4 46.3
2012 593 44.0 13.4 43.7
2013 612 40.0 15.3 45.3
2014 604 40.5 14.9 45.4
2015 688 44.0 15.6 45.8
2016 684 48.0 14.2 42.8
2017 696 46.0 15.1 42.2
2018 697 45.0 15.4 38.7

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 Bells Ferry Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 692 36.0 19.2 8.5
1991 566 45.0 12.5 7.4
1992 615 33.0 18.6 12.4
1993 669 36.0 18.6 12.0
1994 576 37.5 15.4 9.0
1995 580 35.2 16.5 8.1
1996 580 35.2 16.5 8.1
1997 597 38.5 15.5 12.2
1998 619 39.8 15.6 10.5
1999 426 31.8 13.4 11.3
2000 428 29.5 14.5 12.9
2001 420 32.9 12.8 15.7
2002 429 29.9 14.3 24.5
2003 429 29.9 14.3 24.5
2004 435 30.5 14.3 34.3
2005 527 35.8 14.7 41.9
2006 593 41.8 14.2 40.1
2007 613 49.5 12.4 42.4
2008 654 48.0 13.6 45.5
2009 560 47.5 11.8 48.3
2010 583 47.0 12.4 45.6
2011 603 45.0 13.4 46.3
2012 593 44.0 13.4 43.7
2013 612 40.0 15.3 45.3
2014 604 40.5 14.9 45.4
2015 688 44.0 15.6 45.8
2016 684 48.0 14.2 42.8
2017 696 46.0 15.1 42.2
2018 697 45.0 15.4 38.7

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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