Dunwoody Springs Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 8100 Roberts Dr
       Atlanta, GA  30350

 (470) 254-4060

District: Fulton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
501st of 1,209 Georgia Elementary Schools

Student/teacher ratio:  12.3
Number of students:  605

Racial breakdown:
African American:

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65.5%

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

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Compare Details In 2018, Dunwoody Springs Elementary School ranked better than 58.6% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranked 33rd among 60 ranked elementary schools in the Fulton County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.45. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Dunwoody Springs Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (45.8%), Hispanic (27.8%), White (18.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 65.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dunwoody Springs Elementary School is 12.3, which is the 10th best among 60 elementary schools in the Fulton County School District. (See more...)
Compare Dunwoody Springs Elementary School employs 49 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Dunwoody Springs Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dunwoody Springs Elementary School 501st of 1209 Georgia public elementary schools. (See Dunwoody Springs Elementary School 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 Dunwoody Springs Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 53.44 607th 1125 46.0%
2008 68.09 365th 1134 67.8%
2009 62.04 467th 1133 58.8%
2010 72.94 308th 1183 74.0%
2011 69.36 408th 1212 66.3%
2012 67.38 440th 1201 63.4%
2013 50.79 737th 1225 39.8%
2014 60.78 576th 1231 53.2%
2015 53.86 534th 1240 56.9%
2016 59.08 447th 1233 63.7%
2017 66.83 350th 1205 71.0%
2018 54.45 501st 1209 58.6%

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

Dunwoody Springs Elementary School Test Scores
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by a parent
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Open Quote My experience is a little unique with this school. I am THAT parent. I have 2 boys now 8 & 9. I enrolled my boys here from Pre-K to 3rd grade moved here from Miami, three years in total was our time here and we could not have had a better experience. This school is very involved with the parents and students. They partake in the community and do great activities for the kids. I was a little bit of a Pain in the butt parent with some pain in the butt kids but Ms. Goggins (Principal) and Ms. Haltrecht (Asst. Principal) and the counselors, just all the administrative staff was ALWAYS fully supportive of me even when I was UGLY. They have NEVER disrespected me and my views. Ms. Goggins is a realist who completely understands where I was coming from and how she could help me. She always was there and that one on one care is hard to find especially from a Principal. They know you by name in DSES and I can not express how much we are going to miss the school as we moved to Gwinnett County but if you are looking and this is your school district, you will be very please by all the staff at this school. They are all on the same page and they ALWAYS try to make the experience better. I had put them thru some challenges with my boys and we had words. I am not lying...they all knew me there but they ALL HELPED ME and that's how you know you are at an excellent school. They went to bat for me at the IEP meetings and helped me intensely with anything I needed for my children even when I was ugly at the meetings. If I needed extra meetings, a referral or anything, they were there. We are completely pleased and happy with our experience at DSES and wouldn't change it for anything. They have also taught me skills and patience and that is priceless. Thanks Dunwoody Springs for being the great school you are! Thanks Ms Goggins and all the teachers we had! Sincerely, The Lansdown Family! Close Quote

by a Facebook User (a teacher on FaceBook)
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Open Quote Dunwoody Springs embodies the true meaning of the word diversity. Students come from all socio-economic backgrounds and situations. The staff truly cares about the students and each other. I have worked in schools all over the country and have yet to find one that is so dedicated to the success of its' students.
The principal, Ivy Goggins, is visible and available at any given moment. She handles upset parents with ease and fairness. Students rush to hug her whenever they see her.
Teachers embrace new initiatives, such as Project Based Learning, knowing that their hard work will pay off with student success. They are willing to collaborate with each other, look at data to drive instruction, and make sure that they are up to date on the latest technology.
Smart Boards and other devices are in use on a daily basis in classrooms.
I can't think of a better place to work! Close Quote

by a parent
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Open Quote Caring administrators, teachers and staff. My child always felt safe and secure at DSES. He also received an excellent education K-3rd grade. We recently moved out of district and the thing that made us most sad was leaving DSES. Close Quote

by a parent
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Open Quote I have been at Dunwoody Springs for the last five years and I am very pleased with not only the quality of education that my children are receving but also the care shown by the staff. The teachers are dedicated and ensure that each student is learning to their potential. The teachers have a State of the Art Science Lab, two computer labs and great technology to assist them. Most of the classes has Promethean Boards and many of the classrooms utilize ipads! If you are considering Dunwoody Springs, please call and request a tour! You will not be disappointed! Close Quote

by a parent
Sunday, February 10, 2013

Open Quote This school is AMAZING! I am so happy at this school for so many reasons. First of all, you cannot feel any more welcome when you walk in the door. From the front desk and support staff to the teachers and principal. They really want you involved in your child's education and the happenings at the school. AND they appreciate it. I have never seen a more dedicated and hard working teaching staff who are lead by a more remarkable principal who works tirelessly for "her" kids. My child is challenged, in advanced math and always coming home with stories about cool projects and creative things they did to learn a concept. Nothing they do is cookie cutter. Their test scores are wonderful. But that's not good enough for them, they want to do more and keep improving. The school has a wonderful diverse population of students which has been a positive and educational learning experience for my child. I would put any private school's teachers and curriculum up against Dunwoody Springs. My child is happy, socially thriving, confident and feels so loved and cared for at this school. I really couldn't ask any more. If you are thinking about sending your child here, please come a take a tour, talk to the principal and other parents. I promise you will be impressed! Close Quote

by a parent
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Open Quote This is our family's 5th year at Dunwoody Springs. Both of our children started there in their Kindergarten year. We have had a great experience there and my children have flourished both on academic and on social fronts. The teachers and administrators are always training and learning new methods to engage this diverse group of students. The result has been test scores that a school of this make up can be proud of. My children are both in either advanced or accelerated classes and are challenged on a daily basis to do their best. They are both able to relate and make friends with children and people of all ethnicities and walks of life - this part of their 'education' is invaluable. The fact that they are caucasian and in the 'minority' in this school has absolutely never been an issue ( of course I worried about this terribly when I first made the decision to send my daughter there and I'm happy to report that my fears were completely unfounded).

The school has a state of the art science lab, Promethean boards in most classrooms, low student/teacher ratios (my fourth grader is in a classroom with only 21 other children - show me another public school that can claim these numbers) since the principal uses Title I funds to add teaching staff. The school has Georgia State interns or student teachers in a majority of the classrooms which further reduces the student teacher ratio.

If you are worried that your child is in classes with students from a lower socioeconomic status than yourself, this may not be the school for you. DSES has over 70% of its students on free or reduced lunch plans but in my opinion it's extremely healthy for my children to understand that they should be grateful and satisfied with what they have because there are many people out there who are not as lucky. Kids also tend not to compare bank accounts so this isn't an issue for kids.

I would recommend this school to anyone. I tried to address all 'concerns' I've heard from people and I truly hope my post makes at least one family visit DSES in their search for the right school for their family. Close Quote

by a parent
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Open Quote I have a child attending this school and I am so impressed by the teachers and staff. My daughter's assignments and learning experiences are challenging, but interesting. She tells me about activities that allow the kids to understand concepts in ways kids understand and remember. They use lots of technology, complete projects and other activities based on their interests. They have a science lab, outdoor classroom, promethean boards and special programs for high achievers, struggling students and everyone in between. All of that said - the BEST thing about this school is that the teachers and staff obviously enjoy working with children. They encourage and support more than any school I ever attended. The diverse population has been great for my daughter too. She has friends from many different backgrounds, which is an education too and preparation for life. I wish more parents got involved, but those of us who do LOVE our school. Close Quote

Enrollment information for Dunwoody Springs Elementary School

Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 274 303 26 142 0 n/a n/a 0 745
2002 177 361 18 147 0 n/a n/a 0 703
2003 177 361 18 147 0 n/a n/a 0 703
2004 168 360 14 137 0 n/a n/a 0 679
2005 132 388 22 161 0 n/a n/a 61 764
2006 146 442 21 204 0 n/a n/a 64 877
2007 155 460 31 212 1 n/a n/a 59 918
2008 147 388 28 239 0 n/a n/a 60 862
2009 137 418 25 231 1 n/a n/a 83 895
2010 116 312 21 157 0 0 71 0 677
2011 135 340 20 186 3 1 50 0 735
2012 136 345 8 172 1 1 48 0 711
2013 135 391 13 172 2 0 43 0 756
2014 137 385 9 152 4 0 36 0 723
2015 137 338 15 157 1 0 29 0 677
2016 115 316 7 171 1 0 35 0 645
2017 113 277 11 168 0 0 36 0 605

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 Dunwoody Springs Elementary School

Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 745 43.1 17.3 46.0
2002 703 50.6 13.9 60.6
2003 703 50.6 13.9 60.6
2004 679 50.1 13.6 60.4
2005 764 58.9 13.0 68.3
2006 877 70.3 12.5 70.4
2007 918 80.5 11.4 67.3
2008 862 74.4 11.6 72.3
2009 895 76.4 11.7 75.1
2010 677 54.4 12.4 68.7
2011 735 52.5 14.0 72.2
2012 711 53.8 13.2 73.6
2013 756 54.8 13.7 72.1
2014 723 56.6 12.7 71.9
2015 677 55.0 12.3 69.4
2016 645 51.0 12.6 65.9
2017 605 49.0 12.3 65.5

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 Dunwoody Springs Elementary School

Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 745 43.1 17.3 46.0
2002 703 50.6 13.9 60.6
2003 703 50.6 13.9 60.6
2004 679 50.1 13.6 60.4
2005 764 58.9 13.0 68.3
2006 877 70.3 12.5 70.4
2007 918 80.5 11.4 67.3
2008 862 74.4 11.6 72.3
2009 895 76.4 11.7 75.1
2010 677 54.4 12.4 68.7
2011 735 52.5 14.0 72.2
2012 711 53.8 13.2 73.6
2013 756 54.8 13.7 72.1
2014 723 56.6 12.7 71.9
2015 677 55.0 12.3 69.4
2016 645 51.0 12.6 65.9
2017 605 49.0 12.3 65.5

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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