Brighten Academy

Public K-8

 5897 Prestley Mill Rd
       Douglasville, GA  30135


(770) 615-3680

District: Douglas County

SchoolDigger Rank:
461st of 1,234 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,935 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  18.6
Number of students:  824

Racial breakdown:

African American:
61.8%
White:
21.8%
Hispanic:
10.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  40%

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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 Brighten Academy ranks better than 62.6% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 7th among 21 ranked elementary schools in the Douglas County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 59.58. (See more...)
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Compare Details Brighten Academy ranks better than 79.8% of middle schools in Georgia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.72. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Brighten Academy has the largest elementary school student body size in the Douglas County School District. Racial makeup is: African American (61.8%), White (21.8%), Hispanic (10.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 40% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Brighten Academy is 18.6, which is the highest among 21 elementary schools in the Douglas County School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Brighten Academy is $6,935, which is the lowest among 21 elementary schools in the Douglas County School District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Brighten Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Brighten Academy 461st of 1234 Georgia public elementary schools. (See Brighten Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Brighten Academy 113th of 559 Georgia public middle schools. (See Brighten Academy in the ranking list.)

Douglas County:

SchoolDigger ranks Douglas County 80th of 196 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Brighten Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 85.06 105th 1134 90.7%
2009 75.86 227th 1133 80.0%
2010 77.29 241st 1183 79.6%
2011 69.49 406th 1212 66.5%
2012 81.35 166th 1201 86.2%
2013 82.19 141st 1225 88.5%
2014 68.98 418th 1231 66.0%
2015 71.56 298th 1240 76.0%
2016 73.54 285th 1233 76.9%
2017 67.99 337th 1205 72.0%
2018 73.89 287th 1209 76.3%
2019 59.58 461st 1234 62.6%

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

Rank History for Brighten Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 79.50 69th 462 85.1%
2009 75.21 88th 466 81.1%
2010 77.23 80th 494 83.8%
2011 74.19 110th 504 78.2%
2012 78.46 73rd 508 85.6%
2013 70.96 140th 527 73.4%
2014 77.86 72nd 521 86.2%
2015 81.51 87th 537 83.8%
2016 77.67 99th 545 81.8%
2017 84.23 69th 539 87.2%
2018 84.98 67th 543 87.7%
2019 76.72 113th 559 79.8%

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

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by a parent
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Open Quote Good just get rid of the politics and favoritism give all kids a fair change Close Quote


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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Open Quote Brighten Academy has gone downhill since the expansion and move to the new building. This past year, top administrators called the school a "business". Those words had never been used before to describe the mission of the school. After the second death threat in my daughters 4th and 5th grades, respectively, we removed her and our younger son to the school we are districted for. After 5 years at the school we had had enough. Test scores are down. Violence is way up. Class sizes are NOT as stated on here, but more along the lines of 24-30 per class and they still keep adding new students every month. It's so sad to see how far this once good school has fallen. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Brighten Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 187 66 3 3 0 n/a n/a 6 265
2008 222 93 6 9 0 n/a n/a 11 341
2009 257 95 5 9 0 n/a n/a 14 380
2010 250 84 9 26 0 0 18 0 387
2011 251 115 13 23 0 0 22 0 424
2012 225 131 14 24 0 0 23 0 417
2013 238 170 9 29 0 0 19 0 465
2014 256 195 7 27 1 0 19 0 505
2015 276 283 7 34 1 0 19 0 620
2016 276 349 10 39 0 0 19 0 693
2017 249 411 11 46 0 0 20 0 737
2018 232 451 8 64 0 0 24 0 779
2019 206 488 9 74 0 0 25 0 802
2020 180 509 7 85 2 0 41 0 824

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 Brighten Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 265 15.2 17.4 1.2
2008 341 18.5 18.4 4.2
2009 380 22.2 17.1 9.3
2010 387 21.6 17.9 12.7
2011 424 22.2 19.0 21.9
2012 417 22.8 18.2 27.1
2013 465 25.6 18.1 26.7
2014 505 25.5 19.8 29.3
2015 620 34.0 18.2 26.1
2016 693 36.0 19.2 32.6
2017 737 37.1 19.8 34.9
2018 779 40.1 19.4 36.5
2019 802 41.9 19.1 37
2020 824 44.2 18.6 40

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 Brighten Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 265 15.2 17.4 1.2
2008 341 18.5 18.4 4.2
2009 380 22.2 17.1 9.3
2010 387 21.6 17.9 12.7
2011 424 22.2 19.0 21.9
2012 417 22.8 18.2 27.1
2013 465 25.6 18.1 26.7
2014 505 25.5 19.8 29.3
2015 620 34.0 18.2 26.1
2016 693 36.0 19.2 32.6
2017 737 37.1 19.8 34.9
2018 779 40.1 19.4 36.5
2019 802 41.9 19.1 37
2020 824 44.2 18.6 40

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 Brighten Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $273 (4.4%) $6,240 (100.0%) $6,240
2018 $258 (4.0%) $6,394 (100.0%) $6,394
2019 $284 (4.1%) $6,934 (100.0%) $6,934

Data source: Georgia Department of Education




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