Brandywine Elementary School

Summary:

Brandywine Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Alpharetta, Georgia, serving grades PK-5 with a total enrollment of 1,203 students. The school is part of the Forsyth County School District, which is ranked 9th out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Brandywine Elementary has a unique racial makeup compared to the surrounding schools, with a higher percentage of Asian (40.81%) and Hispanic (26.68%) students, and a lower percentage of White (19.04%) and African American (8.98%) students. Academically, Brandywine's performance, as measured by the Milestones Assessment, is generally above the state average but slightly below the Forsyth County average across various grade levels and subjects. For example, in 3rd grade English Language Arts, Brandywine scored 54.7% proficient or better, compared to the Forsyth County average of 60.9% and the state average of 38.6%. Additionally, Brandywine's spending per student has fluctuated over the years, ranging from $8,929 in 2018-2019 to $13,116 in 2016-2017, which is higher than the state average. The school also has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 25.1% in 2022-2023, compared to the surrounding schools.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Brookwood Elementary, Alpharetta Elementary School, and Manning Oaks Elementary School, Brandywine stands out as having a unique racial makeup and slightly lower academic performance, despite being part of the highly-ranked Forsyth County School District. This suggests that there may be factors specific to Brandywine that are influencing its performance, and the school may need to focus on improving its English Language Arts instruction and support to bring its performance more in line with the district average.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 175 Martin Drive
       Alpharetta, GA  30004


(770) 667-2585

District: Forsyth County

SchoolDigger Rank:
184th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,929 Help


Students who attend Brandywine Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    DeSana Middle School
High:    Denmark High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.8 Help
Number of students:  1,203

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
40.8%
Hispanic:
26.7%
White:
19.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Brandywine Elementary School ranks better than 85.2% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 15th 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 84.31. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Brandywine Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (40.8%), Hispanic (26.7%), White (19%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Brandywine Elementary School is 15.8, which is the 10th 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 Brandywine Elementary School is $8,929. 12 elementary schools in the Forsyth County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Brandywine Elementary School 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 Brandywine Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 81.28 212th 1234 82.8%
2021 88.24 129th 1214 89.4%
2022 84.97 183rd 1244 85.3%
2023 84.31 184th 1242 85.2%
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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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All ratings (Avg rating: 4)
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by a parent
Friday, October 25, 2019

Open Quote Love, love, love this this school! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Open Quote Children challenged academically and provided opportunities to learn hands on. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Open Quote Excellent school, excellent staff Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Open Quote Good for Spanish speaking crowd and no emphasis on academics at all. Teachers are Spanish and have a lot of favoritism as well. Principal doesn’t care about school rankings or academics. Not a good school if you want your kids to excel academically Close Quote



Enrollment information for Brandywine Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2017 315 96 308 315 6 0 25 0 1065
2018 302 120 340 311 10 0 32 0 1115
2019 309 147 377 329 10 0 38 0 1210
2020 316 133 400 313 11 0 43 0 1216
2021 290 125 444 333 11 0 45 0 1248
2022 283 151 455 322 13 0 48 0 1272
2023 229 108 491 321 11 0 43 0 1203

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 Brandywine Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 1065 62.0 17.1 31.5
2018 1115 67.5 16.5 33.3
2019 1210 75.5 16.0 31.4
2020 1216 78.5 15.4 30.8
2021 1248 78.5 15.8 25
2022 1272 81.0 15.7 n/a
2023 1203 75.9 15.8 25.1

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 Brandywine Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 1065 62.0 17.1 31.5
2018 1115 67.5 16.5 33.3
2019 1210 75.5 16.0 31.4
2020 1216 78.5 15.4 30.8
2021 1248 78.5 15.8 25
2022 1272 81.0 15.7 n/a
2023 1203 75.9 15.8 25.1

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 Brandywine Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $130 (1.0%) $12,987 (99.0%) $13,116
2018 $128 (1.4%) $8,860 (98.6%) $8,989
2019 $140 (1.6%) $8,788 (98.4%) $8,929

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Brandywine 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 212th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 184th of 1242 Elementary schools
 2.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Brandywine Elementary School)61.954.7
 7.2%
   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 (Brandywine Elementary School)71.364
 7.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Forsyth County)77.671.1
 6.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Brandywine Elementary School)56.754.7
 2%
   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 (Brandywine Elementary School)69.768.7
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Forsyth County)79.872.3
 7.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Brandywine Elementary School)52.255.8
 3.6%
   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 (Brandywine Elementary School)57.255.2
 2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Forsyth County)74.568.3
 6.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Brandywine Elementary School)54.453.5
 0.9%
   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 Students12101203
 0.6%
African American147108
 26.5%
American Indian1011
 10%
Asian377491
 30.2%
Hispanic329321
 2.4%
Pacific Islander00
White309229
 25.9%
Two or More Races3843
 13.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31.4%25.1%
 6.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Brandywine Elementary School

Students who attend Brandywine Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : DeSana Middle School
High : Denmark High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,203 students attended Brandywine Elementary School.

Brandywine Elementary School ranks 184th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Brandywine Elementary School are 41% Asian, 27% Hispanic, 19% White, 9% African American, 4% Two or more races.


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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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