Ashford Park Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 2968 Cravenridge Dr NE
       Atlanta, GA  30319


(678) 676-6702

District: DeKalb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
166th of 1,234 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,646 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  15.6
Number of students:  733

Racial breakdown:

White:
62.8%
African American:
11.5%
Hispanic:
11.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  9.8%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Ashford Park Elementary School ranks better than 86.5% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 9th among 79 ranked elementary schools in the DeKalb County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.46. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (62.8%), African American (11.5%), Hispanic (11.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 9.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ashford Park Elementary School is 15.6. 69 elementary schools in the DeKalb County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ashford Park Elementary School is $9,646. 72 elementary schools in the DeKalb County School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Ashford Park Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ashford Park Elementary School 166th of 1234 Georgia public elementary schools. (See Ashford Park Elementary School in the ranking list.)

DeKalb County:

SchoolDigger ranks DeKalb County 122nd of 196 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ashford Park Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 33.33 820th 1101 25.5%
2007 71.01 336th 1125 70.1%
2008 71.40 301st 1134 73.5%
2009 75.85 229th 1133 79.8%
2010 64.04 479th 1183 59.5%
2011 51.35 696th 1212 42.6%
2012 62.36 536th 1201 55.4%
2013 69.56 398th 1225 67.5%
2014 71.20 377th 1231 69.4%
2015 81.92 187th 1240 84.9%
2016 91.63 91st 1233 92.6%
2017 95.08 54th 1205 95.5%
2018 95.58 50th 1209 95.9%
2019 85.46 166th 1234 86.5%

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Open Quote We moved from NJ to Brookhaven with a fifth grader and I was worried about how effective virtual learning would be. To my big relief, the school didn't cave in to demands for reopening - everyone in my family eventually ended up having covid, and had they reopened, it would only have been a matter of time before it spread to others in class/school.
Virtual learning has had it's own limitations, I wish they had better teachers for science. However, I am really happy with the manner in which they've taught other subjects (including math) and yet have given my kid enough leeway to not feel burdened by assignments.
I just wish this had been a regular school year, where my kid could go out and play or make friends. The silver lining is - i don't think this year was a washout. My kid did become a lot better at studies, and that's all that matters. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Open Quote We transferred our first grader from Texas mid-year 2018 where he was in a top public school with excellent STEM. Ashford Park touted its math and science but like so many public schools they have become an "assessment" (standardized testing) mill where there is little or no actual instruction (just test after test) and it's only gotten worse as our child has progressed through 2nd grade and into 3rd grade which has been a joke due to COVID. Ashford Park Elementary is situated in a largely white and affluent area full of big city, limosine liberals who are now scared to death of in person learning because they are following the wrong science. The biggest problem is that Ashford Park is situtated in Dekalb County which unlike neighboring counties has made no effort to return to the classroom. In fact, 80 of teachers surveyed voted to keep A.P.E. an all virtual school, all the time against the wishes of the parents who overwhelmingly want to return to the classroom. The kids were set to return 2 days per week starting January 2021 but that "plan" has now been suspended indefinitely. Prediction: They will not return all year. Yet the lazy teachers are still taking three workdays this week and MLK day next week (having just returned from Christmas Break on January 4, 2020 to prepare for a reopening that is not going to happen. Things that make you go hmm. So the kids will only be doing online work 13 days in January and nothing in person. They will only be in school 13 days in January 2021 after a 2-week Christmas Break. More and more parents like ourselves are starting to enroll our kids in private schools at great expense, taking our kids high test scores with us. Good luck to A.P.E. which, again, is located in Dekalb County. Do your demographic research on Dekalb County and draw your own conclusions. Suffice it to say that at a recent school board meeting at least one board member accused another of being racist for wanting the kids to return to the classroom together, presumably because COVID is alleged to disproportionately affect A.A. kids. Do you follow that? Legally required and culturally desirable integration + COVID = Racism. That's Dekalb County for ya right there. Dumb and dumber. So enroll at this school only if you never want your kid to attend class (or learn). School has become a joke. The County is a national joke and a disgrace. On a positive note, we don't have to wait in the car pool line with all of the Ashford Park snobs who foolishly ride around in golf carts there is btw no beach or golf course within a safe driving distance of the school. I'm not sure who started the swag waggon trend in this upscale neighborhood but I suspect that many believe they are saving the environment by driving battery operated golf carts (charged at electrical charging stations powered by coal). Ashford Park: Where we follow the science. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Open Quote We couldn’t be happier with this school. The teachers, administration, and students are top notch. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Open Quote Exceptional German Immersion program. Great teachers. Great extra curricular activities (run club, Odyssey of the Mind, reading bowl). Great community. Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Monday, August 8, 2016

Open Quote Our family is so fortunate to be a part of this wonderful school. The faculty, staff, and parent involvement is truly amazing. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Open Quote We have attended Ashford Park Elementary for 6 years. Our oldest graduated this year and heads to middle school. Our youngest started PreK last year and Kindergarten this year. Our middle enters 5th grade this year. We love Ashford Park. The teachers are loving & firm but also patient & encouraging. Those character traits have made our children's elementary years wonderful beyond words. The parents are very involved and the PTA continues to grow and thrive. The foundation has enabled lots of extras for the children and teachers. If you want a little piece of paradise just walk into the doors of this precious school. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, March 3, 2013

Open Quote Ashford Park has created a safe and strong foundation in the relationship my children have with learning and knowledge. I am grateful to the leadership, the teachers and the families that continue to invest in this precious little space for my kids to spend their days. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Open Quote Ashford Park Elementary school has been wonderful for my children. The staff and teachers are kind, welcoming and wonderful in providing a warm educational environment. It is helpful to note that Ashford Park has a very diverse population of students, including special needs children, who participate in all of the activities at the school. The parents, neighbors and community are also incredibly supportive of this small school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ashford Park 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 563 563
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 453 453
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 516 516
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 522 522
1994 301 165 18 41 6 n/a n/a 0 531
1995 259 182 22 48 1 n/a n/a 0 512
1996 259 182 22 48 1 n/a n/a 0 512
1997 221 216 17 58 1 n/a n/a 0 513
1998 191 233 14 58 3 n/a n/a 0 499
1999 174 190 20 71 2 n/a n/a 0 457
2000 171 204 16 71 1 n/a n/a 0 463
2001 144 157 17 70 0 n/a n/a 0 388
2002 143 118 13 95 1 n/a n/a 0 370
2003 143 118 13 95 1 n/a n/a 0 370
2004 140 128 13 91 1 n/a n/a 0 373
2005 117 136 17 103 1 n/a n/a 16 390
2006 116 124 15 118 0 n/a n/a 21 394
2007 74 92 14 110 1 n/a n/a 21 312
2008 98 61 23 118 1 n/a n/a 15 316
2009 119 70 24 150 1 n/a n/a 24 388
2010 149 86 33 141 2 4 8 0 423
2011 193 90 31 156 4 1 19 0 494
2012 228 73 33 165 6 0 20 0 525
2013 255 76 38 147 5 0 23 0 544
2014 243 79 34 136 5 1 29 0 527
2015 273 68 33 163 4 1 32 0 574
2016 298 70 34 120 6 1 30 0 559
2017 312 65 33 109 5 1 29 0 554
2018 321 78 34 88 2 1 26 0 550
2019 387 84 39 94 1 1 43 0 649
2020 460 84 52 84 1 0 52 0 733

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 Ashford Park Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 563 32.0 17.5 16.9
1991 453 28.0 16.1 25.2
1992 516 28.0 18.4 27.7
1993 522 29.0 18.0 34.3
1994 531 31.0 17.1 37.3
1995 512 27.9 18.4 47.9
1996 512 27.9 18.4 47.9
1997 513 31.8 16.1 54.6
1998 499 32.0 15.6 53.5
1999 457 31.4 14.6 51.6
2000 463 30.3 15.3 56.6
2001 388 29.1 13.3 60.6
2002 370 25.2 14.7 58.9
2003 370 25.2 14.7 58.9
2004 373 26.8 13.9 61.9
2005 390 28.3 13.8 66.6
2006 394 26.4 14.9 75.6
2007 312 26.9 11.6 69.8
2008 316 26.5 11.9 64.5
2009 388 31.0 12.5 60.2
2010 423 34.0 12.4 48.7
2011 494 33.1 14.9 47.4
2012 525 34.6 15.1 44.4
2013 544 36.2 15.0 36.4
2014 527 38.7 13.6 41.6
2015 574 44.0 13.0 37.6
2016 559 45.0 12.4 28.4
2017 554 44.6 12.4 21.5
2018 550 47.7 11.5 20.2
2019 649 48.7 13.3 16.5
2020 733 46.7 15.6 9.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Ashford Park Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 563 32.0 17.5 16.9
1991 453 28.0 16.1 25.2
1992 516 28.0 18.4 27.7
1993 522 29.0 18.0 34.3
1994 531 31.0 17.1 37.3
1995 512 27.9 18.4 47.9
1996 512 27.9 18.4 47.9
1997 513 31.8 16.1 54.6
1998 499 32.0 15.6 53.5
1999 457 31.4 14.6 51.6
2000 463 30.3 15.3 56.6
2001 388 29.1 13.3 60.6
2002 370 25.2 14.7 58.9
2003 370 25.2 14.7 58.9
2004 373 26.8 13.9 61.9
2005 390 28.3 13.8 66.6
2006 394 26.4 14.9 75.6
2007 312 26.9 11.6 69.8
2008 316 26.5 11.9 64.5
2009 388 31.0 12.5 60.2
2010 423 34.0 12.4 48.7
2011 494 33.1 14.9 47.4
2012 525 34.6 15.1 44.4
2013 544 36.2 15.0 36.4
2014 527 38.7 13.6 41.6
2015 574 44.0 13.0 37.6
2016 559 45.0 12.4 28.4
2017 554 44.6 12.4 21.5
2018 550 47.7 11.5 20.2
2019 649 48.7 13.3 16.5
2020 733 46.7 15.6 9.8

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 Ashford Park Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $1,159 (10.2%) $10,230 (89.8%) $11,389
2018 $671 (5.6%) $11,236 (94.4%) $11,907
2019 $1,346 (14.0%) $8,299 (86.0%) $9,646

Data source: Georgia Department of Education




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