Haw Creek Elementary

Summary:

Haw Creek Elementary is a highly-rated public elementary school in Cumming, Georgia that serves 916 students from pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. This school consistently outperforms the Forsyth County and Georgia state averages on standardized tests, ranking among the top 4% of elementary schools in the state.

Haw Creek Elementary's academic performance is exceptional, with proficiency rates significantly higher than the county and state in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. The school has been ranked among the top 100 elementary schools in Georgia for the past several years, reaching as high as 11th in the state in 2013-2014. Haw Creek's diverse student population, with 55.9% White, 28.38% Asian, and 7.97% Hispanic students, is higher than many surrounding schools in the Forsyth County district. Additionally, the school has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at only 6.55%, indicating a relatively affluent student population.

Compared to nearby schools, Haw Creek Elementary outperforms most on academic measures. For example, the school's 5th-grade proficiency rates in English Language Arts (74.8%), Mathematics (85.4%), and Science (81.1%) were significantly higher than the county and state averages, as well as the rates of nearby schools like George W. Whitlow Elementary and Cumming Elementary. Haw Creek Elementary's consistent high performance and well-resourced status make it an attractive option for families in the Cumming area.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2555 Echols Rd
       Cumming, GA  30041


(678) 965-5070

District: Forsyth County

SchoolDigger Rank:
49th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,944 Help


Students who attend Haw Creek Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Lakeside Middle School
High:    South Forsyth High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.6 Help
Number of students:  916

Racial breakdown:

White:
55.9%
Asian:
28.4%
Hispanic:
8.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Haw Creek Elementary ranks better than 96.1% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 7th among 21 ranked elementary schools in the Forsyth County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.46. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (55.9%), Asian (28.4%), Hispanic (8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 6.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Haw Creek Elementary is 14.6, which is the 5th best among 21 elementary schools in the Forsyth County School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Haw Creek Elementary is $8,944. 11 elementary schools in the Forsyth County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Haw Creek Elementary was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Forsyth County:

SchoolDigger ranks Forsyth County 9th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Haw Creek Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 89.41 12th 1212 99.0%
2012 88.33 24th 1201 98.0%
2013 87.50 20th 1225 98.4%
2014 87.69 11th 1231 99.1%
2015 96.93 37th 1240 97.0%
2016 93.64 74th 1233 94.0%
2017 93.72 68th 1205 94.4%
2018 94.61 63rd 1209 94.8%
2019 95.26 52nd 1234 95.8%
2021 92.76 90th 1214 92.6%
2022 95.09 73rd 1244 94.1%
2023 96.46 49th 1242 96.1%
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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 Haw Creek Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 767 17 53 57 1 4 28 0 927
2011 779 22 43 58 0 2 28 0 932
2012 764 19 42 54 1 2 23 0 905
2013 715 19 48 60 2 1 25 0 870
2014 685 17 53 57 2 1 28 0 843
2015 729 18 89 82 3 0 28 0 949
2016 708 15 129 86 4 0 36 0 978
2017 752 28 218 86 5 0 46 0 1135
2018 697 36 219 78 3 0 59 0 1092
2019 684 28 223 76 6 0 50 0 1067
2020 679 36 213 82 5 0 47 0 1062
2021 574 46 220 69 3 0 44 0 956
2022 546 39 250 65 5 0 38 0 943
2023 512 26 260 73 6 0 39 0 916

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 Haw Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 927 51.5 18.0 5.9
2011 932 49.5 18.8 6.7
2012 905 48.0 18.8 6.4
2013 870 46.0 18.9 6.8
2014 843 46.0 18.3 8.2
2015 949 54.0 17.5 8.1
2016 978 59.0 16.5 9.4
2017 1135 65.0 17.4 7.5
2018 1092 65.5 16.6 7.1
2019 1067 68.0 15.6 6.9
2020 1062 67.0 15.8 6.2
2021 956 66.0 14.4 6.3
2022 943 62.0 15.2 n/a
2023 916 62.4 14.6 6.6

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 Haw Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 927 51.5 18.0 5.9
2011 932 49.5 18.8 6.7
2012 905 48.0 18.8 6.4
2013 870 46.0 18.9 6.8
2014 843 46.0 18.3 8.2
2015 949 54.0 17.5 8.1
2016 978 59.0 16.5 9.4
2017 1135 65.0 17.4 7.5
2018 1092 65.5 16.6 7.1
2019 1067 68.0 15.6 6.9
2020 1062 67.0 15.8 6.2
2021 956 66.0 14.4 6.3
2022 943 62.0 15.2 n/a
2023 916 62.4 14.6 6.6

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 Haw Creek Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $150 (2.1%) $7,100 (97.9%) $7,250
2018 $125 (1.5%) $8,266 (98.5%) $8,391
2019 $134 (1.5%) $8,811 (98.5%) $8,944

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Haw Creek Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 52nd of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 49th of 1242 Elementary schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Haw Creek Elementary)71.763.4
 8.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Forsyth County)67.860.9
 6.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Haw Creek Elementary)8383.1
 0.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Forsyth County)77.671.1
 6.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Haw Creek Elementary)71.364.7
 6.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Forsyth County)71.756.8
 14.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Haw Creek Elementary)82.374
 8.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Forsyth County)79.872.3
 7.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Haw Creek Elementary)72.374.8
 2.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Forsyth County)72.363.7
 8.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Haw Creek Elementary)79.385.4
 6.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Forsyth County)74.568.3
 6.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Haw Creek Elementary)74.581.1
 6.6%
   5th Grade Science (Forsyth County)70.562.1
 8.4%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1067916
 14.2%
African American2826
 7.1%
American Indian66
Asian223260
 16.6%
Hispanic7673
 3.9%
Pacific Islander00
White684512
 25.1%
Two or More Races5039
 22%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients6.9%6.6%
 0.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Haw Creek Elementary

Yes! Haw Creek Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 49th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools.

Students at Haw Creek Elementary are 56% White, 28% Asian, 8% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 3% African American.

Students who attend Haw Creek Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Lakeside Middle School
High : South Forsyth High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 916 students attended Haw Creek Elementary.


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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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