Birmingham Falls Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 14865 Birmingham Hwy
       Milton, GA  30004


(470) 254-2820

District: Fulton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
15th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,840 Help


Students who attend Birmingham Falls Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Northwestern Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.4 Help
Number of students:  757

Racial breakdown:

White:
81.5%
Hispanic:
6.1%
Two or more races:
4.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  2.2% Help


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Compare Details Birmingham Falls Elementary School ranks better than 98.8% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 4th 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 98.75. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (81.5%), Hispanic (6.1%), two or more races (4.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 2.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Birmingham Falls Elementary School is 15.4. 50 elementary schools in the Fulton County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Birmingham Falls Elementary School is $10,840. 44 elementary schools in the Fulton County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Birmingham Falls 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 Birmingham Falls Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 89.14 19th 1212 98.4%
2012 87.97 32nd 1201 97.3%
2013 85.75 55th 1225 95.5%
2014 81.90 146th 1231 88.1%
2015 89.79 109th 1240 91.2%
2016 88.05 125th 1233 89.9%
2017 94.07 65th 1205 94.6%
2018 95.14 56th 1209 95.4%
2019 96.27 41st 1234 96.7%
2021 96.87 37th 1214 97.0%
2022 98.44 22nd 1244 98.2%
2023 98.75 15th 1242 98.8%
See the entire list of Georgia Elementary School Rankings!

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

Birmingham Falls Elementary School Test Scores
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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
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Open Quote Excellent school with a parent community and teaching professionals that truly care. Mr. Webb, the Principal leads from the front while rolling up his sleeves and staying connected and supportive. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, March 30, 2018

Open Quote Very weak for kids that are struggling or have special needs Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, December 4, 2017

Open Quote The special education department is wonderful! The resource teachers and therapists are a great support to the teachers and they all work well collaboratively during the IEP process. I feel that they genuinely care about my child and are doing their best to ensure my child has a great education despite the learning deficits my child my struggle with. Great job BFES special education department and supporting staff! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Open Quote Horible very horible child was bullied bad! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, September 19, 2016

Open Quote Proud to be a BFES parent from its inception. We're a close knit community where parent involvement positively pours into the school working closely with our receptive principal (Windy Bottoms), administration & faculty members. Accountability falls on us all, and the impact of working together translates into happy thriving students who continue to be appropriately challenged & rewarded. The connection between the parents & principal is palpable. Ms. Bottoms represents her staff and addresses concerns head on creating a productive environment. The school governance council & PTO work hard to represent the parents and further connect the families with the administration for our common goals. The teachers constructively encourage students to reach their fullest potential, and provide open communication with parents. Grateful my children can laugh, learn, stumble & grow in such an incredibly supportive environment! Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Open Quote Birmingham Falls is the most exceptional elementary school for my children. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, February 6, 2015

Open Quote An excellent school. Administration is very responsive to any issues or concerns and is super proactive. Teachers are top notch. People who are critical of how staffing numbers change based on enrollment in a particular grade should direct their criticism toward Fulton County rather than the school - it's a county decision unfortunately. A bit unfair to penalize the school with a negative review based on that in such a public forum as this. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, March 31, 2014

Open Quote I have a second grader and kindergartner at BFES. Its a newer school so the facility is beautiful. The curriculum, teachers and staff are the best. The have a wonderful faculty with years of experience as well as some newer graduate teachers. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful school in our area. We love Birmingham falls. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, March 30, 2014

Open Quote My wife and our two kids were fortunate to move into the Birmingham Falls Elementary School district three years ago. Since that time, we have found the school, administration, teachers and staff to be profesional and caring about the welfare, educational and personal success of our children. This school has set a new standard in finding the balance of student success, in an era where success is driven by "numbers," by offering an exceptional learning environment for both parents and teachers. As a relatively new school, I expect the administation, including, the highly-respected principal and assistant principal, to continue on a path that will emphasis more opportunities for development of its students, including STEM initiatives. Parents are always welcome at BFES, and encouraged to actively participate in classroom and school activities. Yet, more can be done, and community leaders, local businesses and academic partners should also get involved, realizing the "gem" the Milton and Alpharetta communities have in this wonderful school. My take-away is optimism - seeing these kind, intelligent and creative minds flourishing makes me proud to be a Bobcat parent. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, March 28, 2014

Open Quote The school has had a lot of administration turnover in the past few years, but we finally have a principal who is doing a great job bringing the students, parents, teachers and community together. This year has brought about a complete change in the atmosphere at the school and I'm happy to say that I feel good about the future of Birmingham Falls. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, March 28, 2014

Open Quote BFES has hit its stride as a newer school - we now have an excellent principal who shows tremendous leadership and is well-respected by teachers and parents. Our teachers and admin are second to none - any issues I have ever voiced concern over as a parent have been addressed competently and fairly; teachers have been wonderful about working with us as parents to find solutions anytime our children struggle in areas related to curriculum and academics. We came from a private school before moving to this area and were reluctant to enroll in public school - we have found BFES to be everything we look for in a quality educational experience and will be so sad to leave elementary school when the time comes! It has truly been a home for our children and I would recommend it without hesitation to anyone. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, September 5, 2013

Open Quote School was ill-equipped to handle increase in 1st grade enrollment in 2013; their solution was to create one extra large overflow class and assign a temporary teacher to preside over that class. As a result, there have been huge discipline problems in that class and they are a month behind all of the other classes.

The administration has been completely unresponsive to addressing the issues. I guess i shouldn't be surprised. As a government school, there is no accountability and no consequences for this type of behavior. It's shameful, but not unusual. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Birmingham Falls Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 651 36 18 27 0 0 34 0 766
2011 625 32 22 36 0 0 27 0 742
2012 595 26 29 39 1 1 30 0 721
2013 549 26 28 36 1 1 22 0 663
2014 647 33 26 27 1 1 25 0 760
2015 624 27 32 24 1 1 23 0 732
2016 611 27 35 29 0 1 27 0 730
2017 629 33 35 27 1 0 19 0 744
2018 625 22 35 32 0 0 27 0 741
2019 623 22 27 28 0 0 20 0 720
2020 620 20 29 31 2 0 25 0 727
2021 508 20 26 31 3 0 25 0 613
2022 610 26 31 39 2 0 26 0 734
2023 617 29 28 46 2 0 35 0 757

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 Birmingham Falls Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 766 51.6 14.8 2.3
2011 742 47.3 15.6 2.4
2012 721 45.3 15.9 2.5
2013 663 42.1 15.7 4.4
2014 760 47.6 15.9 2.5
2015 732 49.0 14.9 2.5
2016 730 49.0 14.8 3.3
2017 744 48.3 15.4 3.1
2018 741 47.8 15.5 3.2
2019 720 47.3 15.2 1.7
2020 727 47.9 15.1 1.2
2021 613 46.0 13.3 1.5
2022 734 48.6 15.1 n/a
2023 757 49.0 15.4 2.2

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 Birmingham Falls Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 766 51.6 14.8 2.3
2011 742 47.3 15.6 2.4
2012 721 45.3 15.9 2.5
2013 663 42.1 15.7 4.4
2014 760 47.6 15.9 2.5
2015 732 49.0 14.9 2.5
2016 730 49.0 14.8 3.3
2017 744 48.3 15.4 3.1
2018 741 47.8 15.5 3.2
2019 720 47.3 15.2 1.7
2020 727 47.9 15.1 1.2
2021 613 46.0 13.3 1.5
2022 734 48.6 15.1 n/a
2023 757 49.0 15.4 2.2

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Birmingham Falls Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $291 (3.0%) $9,501 (97.0%) $9,799
2018 $173 (1.7%) $10,096 (98.3%) $10,269
2019 $274 (2.5%) $10,566 (97.5%) $10,840

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Birmingham Falls 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 41st of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 15th of 1242 Elementary schools
 2.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Birmingham Falls Elementary School)83.984.8
 0.9%
   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 (Birmingham Falls Elementary School)88.495.5
 7.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Fulton County)57.159.2
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Birmingham Falls Elementary School)8184.6
 3.6%
   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 (Birmingham Falls Elementary School)83.887.9
 4.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Fulton County)55.655.8
 0.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Birmingham Falls Elementary School)80.981.8
 0.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Fulton County)54.955.9
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Birmingham Falls Elementary School)71.376.5
 5.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fulton County)48.548.1
 0.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Birmingham Falls Elementary School)73.577.3
 3.8%
   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 Students720757
 5.1%
African American2229
 31.8%
American Indian02
Asian2728
 3.7%
Hispanic2846
 64.3%
Pacific Islander00
White623617
 1%
Two or More Races2035
 75%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients1.7%2.2%
 0.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Birmingham Falls Elementary School

Yes! Birmingham Falls Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 15th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools.

Students who attend Birmingham Falls Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Northwestern Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 757 students attended Birmingham Falls Elementary School.

Students at Birmingham Falls Elementary School are 82% White, 6% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 4% African American, 4% Asian.


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