Sweet Apple Elementary School

Summary:

Sweet Apple Elementary School is a highly-rated public elementary school in Roswell, Georgia that serves 802 students from pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. The school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and exceptional academic performance that far exceeds the district and state averages.

Sweet Apple Elementary's students significantly outperform their peers on state assessments, with 82.2% of 5th-graders proficient or better in English Language Arts compared to just 55.9% in Fulton County and 41.6% statewide. However, the school's student population is relatively homogeneous, with 77.56% of students identifying as White, much higher than nearby schools like Vickery Mill Elementary (10.5% White) and Mimosa Elementary (2.36% White). Additionally, Sweet Apple has a very low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at just 3.87%, compared to 74.43% at Vickery Mill and 82.39% at Mimosa.

While Sweet Apple Elementary's consistent academic excellence is impressive, the school's lack of racial and socioeconomic diversity raises questions about accessibility and inclusiveness. Comparing Sweet Apple to nearby schools highlights significant differences in resources, teaching quality, and student populations, suggesting that the factors driving Sweet Apple's success may not be equally available to all students in the local community. Understanding these dynamics could provide valuable insights for improving equity and opportunity in the region's education system.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 12025 Etris Rd
       Roswell, GA  30075


(470) 254-3310

District: Fulton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
18th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,787 Help


Students who attend Sweet Apple Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Elkins Pointe Middle School
High:    Roswell High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  802

Racial breakdown:

White:
77.6%
Hispanic:
7.5%
Two or more races:
6.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  3.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sweet Apple Elementary School ranks better than 98.6% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 7th among 64 ranked elementary schools in the Fulton County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.59. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (77.6%), Hispanic (7.5%), two or more races (6.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 3.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sweet Apple Elementary School is 14.7. 37 elementary schools in the Fulton County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sweet Apple Elementary School is $10,787. 45 elementary schools in the Fulton County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Sweet Apple Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Fulton County:

SchoolDigger ranks Fulton County 70th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sweet Apple Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 88.42 46th 1101 95.8%
2007 88.27 62nd 1125 94.5%
2008 86.28 91st 1134 92.0%
2009 86.93 84th 1133 92.6%
2010 81.63 163rd 1183 86.2%
2011 86.74 67th 1212 94.5%
2012 87.06 45th 1201 96.3%
2013 86.60 32nd 1225 97.4%
2014 86.48 36th 1231 97.1%
2015 98.76 14th 1240 98.9%
2016 96.37 42nd 1233 96.6%
2017 95.52 50th 1205 95.9%
2018 94.72 59th 1209 95.1%
2019 93.69 68th 1234 94.5%
2021 97.93 24th 1214 98.0%
2022 98.45 21st 1244 98.3%
2023 98.59 18th 1242 98.6%
See the entire list of Georgia Elementary School Rankings!

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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Reviews:
by a parent
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Open Quote The best of the best! Excellent staff, amazing administration, involved parents and happy but challenged kids! Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, May 14, 2016

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Top Elementary Schools

Rank School District State Rating % Low-income
1. Wadsworth Magnet School for High Achievers DeKalb County 107.3 51
2. Kittredge Magnet School DeKalb County 106.4 11
3. Marietta Center for Advanced Academics Marietta City 105 31
4. Sweet Apple Elementary School Fulton County 99.7 6
5. Austin Elementary School DeKalb County 98.9 4
6. Simpson Elementary School Gwinnett County 98.3 6
7. Morningside Elementary School Atlanta Public Schools 98.2 8
8. Findley Oaks Elementary School Fulton County 98.2 6
9. Jackson Elementary School Atlanta Public Schools 97.7 6
10. Wilson Creek Elementary School Fulton County 97.2 11 Close Quote


by a student
Monday, July 11, 2011

Open Quote i love sweet apple,everyone is so nice there. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sweet Apple Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 789 57 36 25 0 n/a n/a 0 907
1999 911 71 37 37 1 n/a n/a 0 1057
2000 970 89 53 40 2 n/a n/a 0 1154
2001 976 93 58 52 3 n/a n/a 0 1182
2002 660 67 35 22 2 n/a n/a 0 786
2003 660 67 35 22 2 n/a n/a 0 786
2004 676 69 45 19 1 n/a n/a 0 810
2005 675 70 49 21 0 n/a n/a 30 845
2006 714 69 50 18 0 n/a n/a 39 890
2007 723 80 53 19 0 n/a n/a 35 910
2008 717 72 58 20 0 n/a n/a 40 907
2009 721 64 61 20 0 n/a n/a 39 905
2010 683 56 50 23 0 0 36 0 848
2011 642 49 36 34 0 0 31 0 792
2012 630 45 33 31 0 0 28 0 767
2013 612 45 35 29 1 0 30 0 752
2014 575 36 33 44 2 0 29 0 719
2015 560 47 30 36 2 0 29 0 704
2016 545 51 33 45 2 0 26 0 702
2017 608 56 34 47 2 1 35 0 783
2018 617 39 31 48 2 2 30 0 769
2019 630 33 32 49 1 0 33 0 778
2020 629 33 35 47 0 0 31 0 775
2021 525 30 29 43 0 0 32 0 659
2022 613 40 33 55 0 2 42 0 785
2023 622 35 35 60 0 0 50 0 802

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 Sweet Apple Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 907 51.8 17.5 3.7
1999 1057 60.4 17.5 4.5
2000 1154 63.5 18.2 3.7
2001 1182 71.4 16.6 5.1
2002 786 47.2 16.7 3.1
2003 786 47.2 16.7 3.1
2004 810 47.0 17.2 3.6
2005 845 54.6 15.5 4.4
2006 890 54.0 16.5 5.4
2007 910 61.9 14.7 5.4
2008 907 61.6 14.7 5.4
2009 905 69.5 13.0 6
2010 848 52.7 16.0 6.3
2011 792 46.2 17.1 4.4
2012 767 50.1 15.3 4.6
2013 752 48.0 15.6 5.7
2014 719 46.5 15.4 6
2015 704 48.0 14.6 5.7
2016 702 48.0 14.6 6
2017 783 53.9 14.5 4.3
2018 769 51.0 15.0 4.7
2019 778 53.2 14.6 3.9
2020 775 53.2 14.5 4.5
2021 659 53.5 12.3 3
2022 785 52.2 15.0 n/a
2023 802 54.5 14.7 3.9

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 Sweet Apple Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 907 51.8 17.5 3.7
1999 1057 60.4 17.5 4.5
2000 1154 63.5 18.2 3.7
2001 1182 71.4 16.6 5.1
2002 786 47.2 16.7 3.1
2003 786 47.2 16.7 3.1
2004 810 47.0 17.2 3.6
2005 845 54.6 15.5 4.4
2006 890 54.0 16.5 5.4
2007 910 61.9 14.7 5.4
2008 907 61.6 14.7 5.4
2009 905 69.5 13.0 6
2010 848 52.7 16.0 6.3
2011 792 46.2 17.1 4.4
2012 767 50.1 15.3 4.6
2013 752 48.0 15.6 5.7
2014 719 46.5 15.4 6
2015 704 48.0 14.6 5.7
2016 702 48.0 14.6 6
2017 783 53.9 14.5 4.3
2018 769 51.0 15.0 4.7
2019 778 53.2 14.6 3.9
2020 775 53.2 14.5 4.5
2021 659 53.5 12.3 3
2022 785 52.2 15.0 n/a
2023 802 54.5 14.7 3.9

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 Sweet Apple Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $157 (1.6%) $9,928 (98.4%) $10,093
2018 $141 (1.4%) $10,022 (98.6%) $10,163
2019 $151 (1.4%) $10,636 (98.6%) $10,787

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sweet Apple 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 68th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 18th of 1242 Elementary schools
 4.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sweet Apple Elementary School)77.777.2
 0.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Fulton County)48.652.3
 3.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sweet Apple Elementary School)77.786.6
 8.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Fulton County)57.159.2
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sweet Apple Elementary School)77.577.4
 0.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Fulton County)51.548.8
 2.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sweet Apple Elementary School)88.284.5
 3.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Fulton County)55.655.8
 0.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Sweet Apple Elementary School)78.282.2
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Fulton County)54.955.9
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sweet Apple Elementary School)72.382.2
 9.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fulton County)48.548.1
 0.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Sweet Apple Elementary School)57.482.2
 24.8%
   5th Grade Science (Fulton County)44.949.1
 4.2%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students778802
 3.1%
African American3335
 6.1%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian3235
 9.4%
Hispanic4960
 22.4%
Pacific Islander00
White630622
 1.3%
Two or More Races3350
 51.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients3.9%3.9%
 0%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Sweet Apple Elementary School

Students at Sweet Apple Elementary School are 78% White, 7% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 4% African American, 4% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 802 students attended Sweet Apple Elementary School.

Students who attend Sweet Apple Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Elkins Pointe Middle School
High : Roswell High School

Yes! Sweet Apple Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 18th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools.


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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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