Blue Ridge Elementary School

Summary:

Blue Ridge Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 426 students in grades PK-5 in the small town of Blue Ridge, Georgia, which is part of the Fannin County school district.

While Blue Ridge Elementary generally outperforms the Fannin County average on state assessments, particularly in Mathematics, its statewide ranking has been declining in recent years, from 429 out of 1,209 Georgia elementary schools in 2017-2018 to 607 out of 1,242 in 2022-2023. This suggests the school may be struggling to keep up with the performance of other schools in the state. Compared to nearby schools like Clear Creek Elementary and Mountain View Elementary in the Gilmer County district, Blue Ridge lags behind in several key metrics, including test scores and statewide rankings.

One potential factor contributing to Blue Ridge Elementary's performance challenges is its relatively high percentage of economically disadvantaged students, with over 51% receiving free or reduced-price lunch. The school may benefit from focusing on improving its English Language Arts performance, as the percentage of students scoring proficient or better in this subject area is lower than the state average. Addressing the needs of its economically disadvantaged population could also help the school improve its overall academic standing and provide a better educational experience for its students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 224 E Highland St
       Blue Ridge, GA  30513


(706) 632-5772

District: Fannin County

SchoolDigger Rank:
607th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,442 Help


Students who attend Blue Ridge Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Fannin County Middle School
High:    Fannin County High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.7 Help
Number of students:  426

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.8%
Hispanic:
7.0%
Asian:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Blue Ridge Elementary School ranks better than 51.2% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks first among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Fannin County School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 46.15. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (87.8%), Hispanic (7%), Asian (2.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Fannin County School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Blue Ridge Elementary School is 11.7, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Fannin County School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Blue Ridge Elementary School is $13,442, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Fannin County School District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

Blue Ridge Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Fannin County:

SchoolDigger ranks Fannin County 99th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Blue Ridge Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 58.38 530th 1101 51.9%
2007 56.50 562nd 1125 50.0%
2008 57.74 537th 1134 52.6%
2009 62.98 448th 1133 60.5%
2010 64.33 469th 1183 60.4%
2011 61.49 545th 1212 55.0%
2012 63.01 523rd 1201 56.5%
2013 52.28 715th 1225 41.6%
2014 61.94 549th 1231 55.4%
2015 41.66 691st 1240 44.3%
2016 54.35 502nd 1233 59.3%
2017 49.16 563rd 1205 53.3%
2018 60.40 429th 1209 64.5%
2019 55.41 517th 1234 58.1%
2021 60.39 439th 1214 63.8%
2022 54.90 511th 1244 58.9%
2023 46.15 607th 1242 51.1%
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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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Enrollment information for Blue Ridge 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 391 391
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 373 373
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 381 381
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 388 388
1994 384 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 385
1995 420 0 1 9 0 n/a n/a 0 430
1996 420 0 1 9 0 n/a n/a 0 430
1997 394 0 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 400
1998 412 0 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 419
1999 422 0 2 8 0 n/a n/a 0 432
2000 418 0 2 7 0 n/a n/a 0 427
2001 432 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 435
2002 449 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 451
2003 449 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 451
2004 445 0 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 449
2005 449 1 1 9 0 n/a n/a 4 464
2006 491 0 1 12 0 n/a n/a 6 510
2007 528 0 2 15 0 n/a n/a 1 546
2008 544 2 4 11 1 n/a n/a 4 566
2009 533 1 7 14 4 n/a n/a 6 565
2010 497 1 3 11 1 0 14 0 527
2011 507 0 3 13 1 0 8 0 532
2012 448 1 1 11 0 0 10 0 471
2013 464 3 1 14 0 0 7 0 489
2014 426 1 1 19 0 0 3 0 450
2015 442 2 1 19 0 0 5 0 469
2016 433 1 3 28 0 0 4 0 469
2017 410 0 4 27 0 0 2 0 443
2018 419 3 4 26 0 2 4 0 458
2019 451 2 6 32 1 1 3 0 496
2020 381 3 5 28 0 0 3 0 420
2021 372 4 8 23 1 0 7 0 415
2022 386 4 7 24 0 0 6 0 427
2023 374 3 10 30 0 0 9 0 426

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 Blue Ridge Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 391 20.0 19.5 26.9
1991 373 22.0 16.9 34.3
1992 381 22.0 17.3 35.7
1993 388 23.0 16.9 39.2
1994 385 27.6 13.9 42.1
1995 430 28.0 15.4 42.3
1996 430 28.0 15.4 42.3
1997 400 29.2 13.7 48.5
1998 419 29.7 14.1 44.6
1999 432 27.4 15.8 43.8
2000 427 27.2 15.7 39.6
2001 435 28.2 15.4 42.1
2002 451 21.7 20.8 38.4
2003 451 21.7 20.8 38.4
2004 449 24.4 18.4 43.9
2005 464 32.2 14.4 43.5
2006 510 32.8 15.5 45.2
2007 546 34.9 15.6 42
2008 566 39.4 14.4 44
2009 565 37.1 15.2 53.5
2010 527 35.2 14.9 54.8
2011 532 36.4 14.6 58.5
2012 471 33.1 14.2 58
2013 489 31.8 15.3 59.9
2014 450 32.6 13.8 64.7
2015 469 34.0 13.7 63.5
2016 469 35.0 13.4 57.8
2017 443 37.8 11.7 65
2018 458 34.9 13.1 64.4
2019 496 36.8 13.4 55.4
2020 420 34.1 12.3 57.1
2021 415 32.5 12.7 51.3
2022 427 32.3 13.2 n/a
2023 426 36.3 11.7 51.2

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 Blue Ridge Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 391 20.0 19.5 26.9
1991 373 22.0 16.9 34.3
1992 381 22.0 17.3 35.7
1993 388 23.0 16.9 39.2
1994 385 27.6 13.9 42.1
1995 430 28.0 15.4 42.3
1996 430 28.0 15.4 42.3
1997 400 29.2 13.7 48.5
1998 419 29.7 14.1 44.6
1999 432 27.4 15.8 43.8
2000 427 27.2 15.7 39.6
2001 435 28.2 15.4 42.1
2002 451 21.7 20.8 38.4
2003 451 21.7 20.8 38.4
2004 449 24.4 18.4 43.9
2005 464 32.2 14.4 43.5
2006 510 32.8 15.5 45.2
2007 546 34.9 15.6 42
2008 566 39.4 14.4 44
2009 565 37.1 15.2 53.5
2010 527 35.2 14.9 54.8
2011 532 36.4 14.6 58.5
2012 471 33.1 14.2 58
2013 489 31.8 15.3 59.9
2014 450 32.6 13.8 64.7
2015 469 34.0 13.7 63.5
2016 469 35.0 13.4 57.8
2017 443 37.8 11.7 65
2018 458 34.9 13.1 64.4
2019 496 36.8 13.4 55.4
2020 420 34.1 12.3 57.1
2021 415 32.5 12.7 51.3
2022 427 32.3 13.2 n/a
2023 426 36.3 11.7 51.2

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 Blue Ridge Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $1,236 (9.9%) $11,250 (90.1%) $12,487
2018 $1,207 (10.1%) $10,689 (89.9%) $11,896
2019 $1,456 (10.8%) $11,986 (89.2%) $13,442

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Blue Ridge Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 517th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 607th of 1242 Elementary schools
 7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Blue Ridge Elementary School)32.329.7
 2.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Fannin County)37.927.6
 10.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Blue Ridge Elementary School)62.942.2
 20.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Fannin County)52.439.7
 12.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Blue Ridge Elementary School)45.825.8
 20%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Fannin County)55.325.8
 29.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Blue Ridge Elementary School)42.442.4
   4th Grade Mathematics (Fannin County)5042.3
 7.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Blue Ridge Elementary School)44.936.4
 8.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Fannin County)40.330.9
 9.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Blue Ridge Elementary School)4229.9
 12.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fannin County)37.136.3
 0.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Blue Ridge Elementary School)55.145.5
 9.6%
   5th Grade Science (Fannin County)50.240.7
 9.5%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students496426
 14.1%
African American23
 50%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian610
 66.7%
Hispanic3230
 6.3%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White451374
 17.1%
Two or More Races39
 200%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients55.4%51.2%
 4.3%


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Students who attend Blue Ridge Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Fannin County Middle School
High : Fannin County High School

Blue Ridge Elementary School ranks 607th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Blue Ridge Elementary School are 88% White, 7% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 426 students attended Blue Ridge Elementary 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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