Summit Hill Elementary

Summary:

Summit Hill Elementary is a high-performing public elementary school in Alpharetta, Georgia, serving 705 students in grades PK-5. The school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and strong academic achievement across all grade levels.

Summit Hill Elementary's students significantly outperform their peers in the Fulton County School District and the state of Georgia on the Milestones Assessments. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 81.1% of 5th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 55.9% in Fulton County and 41.6% statewide. This consistent academic excellence suggests that the school has a strong educational program and effective teaching practices. However, the school's student population is relatively homogeneous, with a majority (76.03%) of students identifying as White, in contrast to some nearby schools like Manning Oaks Elementary and Amana Academy, which have more diverse student populations.

Another notable factor is the school's low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, at only 1.7% in the 2022-2023 school year. This is significantly lower than the nearby Brandywine Elementary (25.1%) and Hembree Springs Elementary (53.14%), suggesting that Summit Hill Elementary serves a relatively affluent community. This socioeconomic factor may contribute to the school's high academic performance, as research has shown a correlation between socioeconomic status and educational outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 13855 Providence Rd
       Alpharetta, GA  30004


(470) 254-2830

District: Fulton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
57th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,619 Help


Students who attend Summit Hill Elementary usually attend:

High:    Cambridge High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.4 Help
Number of students:  705

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.0%
Hispanic:
7.9%
Asian:
6.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  1.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Summit Hill Elementary ranks better than 95.4% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 19th 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 95.87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (76%), Hispanic (7.9%), Asian (6.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 1.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Fulton County School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Summit Hill Elementary is 15.4. 50 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 Summit Hill Elementary is $9,619. 58 elementary schools in the Fulton County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Summit Hill Elementary 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 Summit Hill Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 90.83 12th 1101 98.9%
2007 91.19 16th 1125 98.6%
2008 90.82 27th 1134 97.6%
2009 90.98 24th 1133 97.9%
2010 89.02 38th 1183 96.8%
2011 88.65 29th 1212 97.6%
2012 86.42 57th 1201 95.3%
2013 86.87 28th 1225 97.7%
2014 87.10 26th 1231 97.9%
2015 97.50 28th 1240 97.7%
2016 93.47 76th 1233 93.8%
2017 96.60 39th 1205 96.8%
2018 96.00 46th 1209 96.2%
2019 92.80 88th 1234 92.9%
2021 94.16 77th 1214 93.7%
2022 97.50 36th 1244 97.1%
2023 95.87 57th 1242 95.4%
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

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 3.3)
43%

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29%

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by a parent
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Open Quote The teachers were very unwilling to help my struggling child. I managed to get his grade up to a B-, no thanks to the teachers. My other gifted child thought that the curriculum was mind numbingly boring due to the teachers droning on about a subject that he would never use. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, July 21, 2017

Open Quote Awesome school! Great teachers and parent involvement. Many very well rounded kids and I could not be happier with my children attending Summit Hill. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Open Quote 2 of my 3 children attended SHE when Nancy Muphy was Principal. It was a great experience for both of them. We loved the PTA's Discovery Lab and Art EDventures programs. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Open Quote We moved from a very poorly rated school system to this area because of the high school rating. Our experience was awful from start to finish. From the front desk to our experience with teachers interactions were cold, arrogant and irresponsible. Before school the teacher was overwhelmed and showed no interest in learning from us about our child. On day one our child came home with bite marks and a goose egg on her head. No note or call from the school. At least once per month for 4 months something similar happened. Several injuries, but no call nor any note. During a meeting we requested more feedback and showed what we received from our previous school. The teacher said she was not allowed to tell any parent what happens at school!?! Fortunately, we had already started the process of claiming a hardship to be moved to Alpharetta Elementary, which is by and far an excellent school by all accounts. The worst thing that happened at this school was our child was bruised during school hours, but an unknown school employee called child services which resulted in a 45 day investigation...ON US!!! Now this report, which quickly found us innocent, is on our permanent record which is frustrating other things like trying to volunteer at our child's new school. When we spoke with the principal about our experience with hope that our feedback might help other parents the principal was defensive on every point, which was very frustrating but indicative of our total experience and her leadership. If I could do it again I would have never set foot in Summit Hill, and I would have claimed hardship much sooner than we did. After interacting with faculty in neighboring schools I get the sense that Summit Hill's reputation is well-known among other school workers. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Open Quote I really don't understand all the hype about summit hill.. The parents are super competitive and that can be great for any school. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, July 7, 2011

Open Quote its ok its not the best school in the world but its not the worst either Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Monday, September 6, 2010

Open Quote Teachers are very caring and loving. Teachers and Administration work quickly to solve problems. Administration expects children to be responsible for themselves beginning in kindergarten. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Summit Hill Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 766 13 6 10 0 n/a n/a 0 795
2001 837 17 10 16 0 n/a n/a 0 880
2002 962 38 12 10 0 n/a n/a 0 1022
2003 962 38 12 10 0 n/a n/a 0 1022
2004 1022 41 19 13 1 n/a n/a 0 1096
2005 881 29 14 13 0 n/a n/a 22 959
2006 947 41 27 22 0 n/a n/a 24 1061
2007 924 50 33 24 0 n/a n/a 33 1064
2008 892 47 32 34 0 n/a n/a 39 1044
2009 899 44 36 27 0 n/a n/a 37 1043
2010 680 33 50 18 0 0 26 0 807
2011 698 43 46 27 0 2 20 0 836
2012 682 42 37 31 0 2 24 0 818
2013 651 47 30 42 1 2 17 0 790
2014 585 47 24 41 0 3 24 0 724
2015 570 47 24 49 2 0 24 0 716
2016 569 49 37 50 2 2 25 0 734
2017 549 47 48 54 1 2 19 0 720
2018 554 41 46 41 0 1 19 0 702
2019 572 44 41 39 0 1 29 0 726
2020 542 54 44 41 0 1 40 0 722
2021 440 47 35 40 1 0 31 0 594
2022 533 41 35 54 1 0 32 0 696
2023 536 30 43 56 1 0 39 0 705

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 Summit Hill Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 795 45.6 17.4 1.3
2001 880 51.5 17.1 0.9
2002 1022 60.8 16.8 1.1
2003 1022 60.8 16.8 1.1
2004 1096 67.0 16.4 2
2005 959 64.2 14.9 1.3
2006 1061 69.1 15.4 2
2007 1064 73.1 14.6 1.2
2008 1044 71.7 14.6 1.7
2009 1043 74.6 14.0 1.3
2010 807 56.9 14.1 3.5
2011 836 54.2 15.4 5
2012 818 51.3 15.9 5.6
2013 790 50.4 15.6 4.4
2014 724 46.8 15.4 4.7
2015 716 43.0 16.6 3.6
2016 734 44.0 16.6 3.3
2017 720 44.5 16.1 2.6
2018 702 44.6 15.7 2.4
2019 726 44.0 16.5 3.6
2020 722 45.2 15.9 3.6
2021 594 44.9 13.2 4.2
2022 696 43.2 16.1 n/a
2023 705 45.5 15.4 1.7

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 Summit Hill Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 795 45.6 17.4 1.3
2001 880 51.5 17.1 0.9
2002 1022 60.8 16.8 1.1
2003 1022 60.8 16.8 1.1
2004 1096 67.0 16.4 2
2005 959 64.2 14.9 1.3
2006 1061 69.1 15.4 2
2007 1064 73.1 14.6 1.2
2008 1044 71.7 14.6 1.7
2009 1043 74.6 14.0 1.3
2010 807 56.9 14.1 3.5
2011 836 54.2 15.4 5
2012 818 51.3 15.9 5.6
2013 790 50.4 15.6 4.4
2014 724 46.8 15.4 4.7
2015 716 43.0 16.6 3.6
2016 734 44.0 16.6 3.3
2017 720 44.5 16.1 2.6
2018 702 44.6 15.7 2.4
2019 726 44.0 16.5 3.6
2020 722 45.2 15.9 3.6
2021 594 44.9 13.2 4.2
2022 696 43.2 16.1 n/a
2023 705 45.5 15.4 1.7

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 Summit Hill Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $297 (3.3%) $8,818 (96.7%) $9,123
2018 $321 (3.3%) $9,304 (96.7%) $9,626
2019 $253 (2.6%) $9,366 (97.4%) $9,619

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Summit Hill Elementary

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 88th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 57th of 1242 Elementary schools
 2.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Summit Hill Elementary)78.377.6
 0.7%
   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 (Summit Hill Elementary)83.576.6
 6.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Fulton County)57.159.2
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Summit Hill Elementary)73.775.4
 1.7%
   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 (Summit Hill Elementary)77.488.1
 10.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Fulton County)55.655.8
 0.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Summit Hill Elementary)76.681.1
 4.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Fulton County)54.955.9
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Summit Hill Elementary)59.755.7
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fulton County)48.548.1
 0.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Summit Hill Elementary)62.175.4
 13.3%
   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 Students726705
 2.9%
African American4430
 31.8%
American Indian01
Asian4143
 4.9%
Hispanic3956
 43.6%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White572536
 6.3%
Two or More Races2939
 34.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients3.6%1.7%
 1.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Summit Hill Elementary

Students who attend Summit Hill Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Cambridge High School

Yes! Summit Hill Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 57th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools.

Students at Summit Hill Elementary are 76% White, 8% Hispanic, 6% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 4% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 705 students attended Summit Hill Elementary.


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