Spalding Drive Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 130 W Spalding Dr
       Atlanta, GA  30328


 (470) 254-5880

District: Fulton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
152nd of 1,209 Georgia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  12.8
Number of students:  436

Racial breakdown:
White:
49.5%
African American:
22.7%
Hispanic:
18.3%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30.5%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 27, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Spalding Drive Elementary ranked better than 87.4% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranked 23rd among 60 ranked elementary schools in the Fulton County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.9. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Spalding Drive Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (49.5%), African American (22.7%), Hispanic (18.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 30.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Spalding Drive Elementary is 12.8, which is the 8th best among 60 elementary schools in the Fulton County School District. (See more...)
Compare Spalding Drive Elementary employs 34 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Spalding Drive Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Spalding Drive Elementary 152nd of 1209 Georgia public elementary schools. (See Spalding Drive Elementary in the ranking list.)

Fulton County:

SchoolDigger ranks Fulton County 61st of 182 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Spalding Drive Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 56.94 552nd 1101 49.9%
2007 49.28 662nd 1125 41.2%
2008 52.39 615th 1134 45.8%
2009 61.09 482nd 1133 57.5%
2010 58.01 566th 1183 52.2%
2011 65.69 478th 1212 60.6%
2012 60.84 559th 1201 53.5%
2013 66.99 446th 1225 63.6%
2014 71.27 375th 1231 69.5%
2015 77.07 245th 1240 80.2%
2016 86.20 141st 1233 88.6%
2017 80.59 204th 1205 83.1%
2018 85.90 152nd 1209 87.4%

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

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by a parent
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Open Quote We moved to the area without a single thought of the school system. We'd always just assumed we'd go private, and our daughter was still to young to attend Spalding Drive anyway. We immediately started hear from neighbors about the amazing, little school that was just up the street... at first, we assumed it was just a fluke, but more and more people started sharing the sentiment we decided to check it out. We did individual tours on a couple of occasions, attend an information session, and even did a couple of "surprise" visits just to see how they would handle it. Needless to say, we ended up being very impressed. Our daughter has been there for four years, and has loved every minute of it. A great school for sure! Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Open Quote A wonderful, small school with excellence teachers and involved parents! Love this place! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Open Quote We have been at Spalding for the past seven years between our two children. One is at the middle school now and doing great. Our experience at Spalding could not have been any better, and it continues to be a hidden gem in Sandy Springs. It's a tiny, neighborhood school where several kids - mine included - walk home from school each day. The parents and teachers are very supportive of each other and the school has a fantastic leadership team in place. We wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Open Quote Love it at Spalding! Great teachers, excellent communication and fun opportunities for meeting other families! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, January 30, 2017

Open Quote Great School with kind and professional staff. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Open Quote Both my boys went to Spalding Drive. We experienced all the way from K-5th. It was an fantastic experience. Close Quote


by a Facebook User (a parent on FaceBook)
Monday, November 9, 2015

Open Quote Both my boys went to school there (2009-2015) and we had a great experience. It's the smallest school in Fulton County, and truly has a neighborhood feel. The teachers are very passionate, and the new principle is super fired up! Even though our kids have moved on, we love the school so much, we still donate money and sponsor events at Spalding Drive. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Open Quote This is my son's first year at Spalding Drive. So far, we are very impressed with the teachers, parental involvement, and the student body. The school is undergoing multi-million dollar renovations over the next few summers and boasts a very active PTSA. This school is a fun, safe, nuturing environment! We were so excited when all of the new Pre-K and Kindergarten children were invited to park and pool parties by parents to officially welcome them. Multiple volunteer days and festivals are hosted throughout the year. There are several exciting after school programs offered including Lego building & robotics, dance, drama, music, sports, church-sponsored activities (including a strong relationship with Sandy Springs United Methodist Church), and more. This school is wonderful & definitely deserves more stars!!! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Spalding Drive Elementary

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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 627 622
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 663 663
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 627 622
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 713 708
1994 486 180 31 27 0 n/a n/a 0 724
1995 468 248 33 66 1 n/a n/a 0 816
1996 468 248 33 66 1 n/a n/a 0 816
1997 447 231 32 53 0 n/a n/a 0 763
1998 452 292 33 73 0 n/a n/a 0 850
1999 410 328 45 92 1 n/a n/a 0 876
2000 346 346 46 115 1 n/a n/a 0 854
2001 225 210 31 119 0 n/a n/a 0 585
2002 178 236 25 180 0 n/a n/a 0 619
2003 178 236 25 180 0 n/a n/a 0 619
2004 180 242 20 205 3 n/a n/a 0 650
2005 147 233 22 222 2 n/a n/a 53 679
2006 149 216 18 241 0 n/a n/a 55 679
2007 149 172 21 230 0 n/a n/a 47 619
2008 152 228 20 245 0 n/a n/a 46 691
2009 162 239 17 233 0 n/a n/a 52 703
2010 198 96 14 97 0 0 22 0 427
2011 208 111 15 107 0 0 26 0 467
2012 232 119 17 118 0 0 24 0 510
2013 230 116 18 108 0 0 31 0 503
2014 222 112 23 96 0 0 25 0 478
2015 225 104 28 95 0 0 20 0 472
2016 216 99 21 80 0 0 20 0 436

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 Spalding Drive Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 622 33.0 18.8 4.3
1991 663 34.0 19.5 6.6
1992 622 35.0 17.7 7.9
1993 708 32.0 22.1 15.1
1994 724 40.3 18.0 12.0
1995 816 48.0 17.0 17.3
1996 816 48.0 17.0 17.3
1997 763 36.6 20.8 25.8
1998 850 50.3 16.9 28.9
1999 876 52.0 16.8 33.7
2000 854 53.7 15.9 35.1
2001 585 42.0 13.9 42.7
2002 619 49.5 12.5 58.8
2003 619 49.5 12.5 58.8
2004 650 51.4 12.6 62.0
2005 679 56.3 12.1 66.3
2006 679 54.4 12.5 69.2
2007 619 55.2 11.2 62.6
2008 691 53.0 13.0 64.7
2009 703 54.5 12.9 62.7
2010 427 32.3 13.2 40.7
2011 467 33.6 13.8 43.5
2012 510 34.7 14.6 40.6
2013 503 34.3 14.6 38.6
2014 478 34.5 13.8 32.6
2015 472 32.0 14.7 35.6
2016 436 34.0 12.8 30.5

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Spalding Drive Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 622 33.0 18.8 4.3
1991 663 34.0 19.5 6.6
1992 622 35.0 17.7 7.9
1993 708 32.0 22.1 15.1
1994 724 40.3 18.0 12.0
1995 816 48.0 17.0 17.3
1996 816 48.0 17.0 17.3
1997 763 36.6 20.8 25.8
1998 850 50.3 16.9 28.9
1999 876 52.0 16.8 33.7
2000 854 53.7 15.9 35.1
2001 585 42.0 13.9 42.7
2002 619 49.5 12.5 58.8
2003 619 49.5 12.5 58.8
2004 650 51.4 12.6 62.0
2005 679 56.3 12.1 66.3
2006 679 54.4 12.5 69.2
2007 619 55.2 11.2 62.6
2008 691 53.0 13.0 64.7
2009 703 54.5 12.9 62.7
2010 427 32.3 13.2 40.7
2011 467 33.6 13.8 43.5
2012 510 34.7 14.6 40.6
2013 503 34.3 14.6 38.6
2014 478 34.5 13.8 32.6
2015 472 32.0 14.7 35.6
2016 436 34.0 12.8 30.5

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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