Walnut Grove Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 75 Taylor Rd
       Suwanee, GA  30024


 (770) 513-6892

District: Gwinnett County

SchoolDigger Rank:
119th of 1,209 Georgia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  13.9
Number of students:  895

Racial breakdown:
White:
33.0%
Hispanic:
24.8%
African American:
19.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.0%

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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, Walnut Grove Elementary School ranked better than 90.2% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranked 23rd among 81 ranked elementary schools in the Gwinnett County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.18. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Walnut Grove Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (33%), Hispanic (24.8%), African American (19.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 44% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Walnut Grove Elementary School is 13.9, which is the 19th best among 81 elementary schools in the Gwinnett County School District. (See more...)
Compare Walnut Grove Elementary School employs 64 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Walnut Grove Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Walnut Grove Elementary School 119th of 1209 Georgia public elementary schools. (See Walnut Grove Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Gwinnett County:

SchoolDigger ranks Gwinnett County 33rd of 182 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Walnut Grove Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 84.81 95th 1101 91.4%
2007 81.39 148th 1125 86.8%
2008 84.45 110th 1134 90.3%
2009 80.80 162nd 1133 85.7%
2010 82.95 139th 1183 88.3%
2011 83.13 139th 1212 88.5%
2012 80.24 185th 1201 84.6%
2013 76.30 274th 1225 77.6%
2014 75.95 274th 1231 77.7%
2015 81.56 192nd 1240 84.5%
2016 83.51 169th 1233 86.3%
2017 83.78 176th 1205 85.4%
2018 89.18 119th 1209 90.2%

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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by a parent
Friday, October 9, 2015

Open Quote My child has been at Walnut Grove Elementary School since kindergarten and is now in the 5th grade. My overall rating is very, very good for this school. I could not have said that when he was in kindergarten but the principal then is no longer at this school and things have changed drastically under the new leadership. I do believe having the right administrators in place makes all the difference as the attitude of the leadership rubs off on everyone else.

My son has thrived at WGES throughout his time there and has grown exponentially as a student and as a good citizen. He's been given many opportunities through the school to be a leader, to be a part of various clubs, to join in with others for community service projects and overall, has had a very successful run there.

The vast majority of the teachers and staff that he has been in contact with over the years have been fabulous. There will always be exceptions, and we had ours, but even with that said, I still would recommend Walnut Grove without hesitation. The administration was very attentive and helpful when we did have our "issue" and did everything possible to resolve it so that my son could continue his success at the school.

As a parent, I am very pleased with the level of education my son has received at Walnut Grove. I appreciate the general attentiveness to his academic success as well as the overall nurturing of his character and principles. I am very thankful for this school, it's staff and the experience we have had at WGES. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, January 30, 2015

Open Quote Children get bullied and when they defend themselves from bullies they get in trouble. STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL... Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Open Quote I have two children at Walnut Grove Elementary School. They both started in the first grade. The oldest is now in 4th grade and the youngest in 3rd. Our experience has been amazing! Super teachers who care a great deal about our children. Great administrators who go out of their way to be a part of the children's daily activities. I am active with the PTA and volunteer in the classroom so that I can remain a part of my child's life, even when I'm not able to be there every day. I trust these teachers and administrators with my children and their education. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, November 8, 2010

Open Quote There is a first grade teacher who is a bully. I have tried to discuss the issues with her, but she refuses to respond to my emails. I also emailed and called the principal and she also refused to respond. Bullying starts at the top. One cannot expect the students to not bully when a first grade teacher bullies her students and the principal bullies her staff. It is sad that this teacher has chronic absenteeism, but when she IS at school, she bullies the students in her class. Parents beware of this school, be warned of the principal, and be careful of which first grade teacher your child gets. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, August 27, 2010

Open Quote There is one first grade teacher who is a legend in her own mind. She states on her Facebook page that she has a degree in Education, (both a B.S. and M.Ed.), however, she has been writing letters giving her "medical" advice and opinions about students, their parents, and her co-workers. These letters are not only unprofessional, but also unethical. She has no medical education and/or training therefore, she has absolutely no right to give "her" medical advice. The PSC, along with school officials need to do a thorough investigation of her and the school administration for allowing this teacher to continue practicing her brand of medicine without a license. This is the worst school in Gwinnett County. The staff is shallow, superficial, snobby, and most importantly, unprofessional. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, August 26, 2010

Open Quote Three of the first grade teachers in this school stand out in the hall and talk about their students and their parents in unflattering fashion. Calls to the administraation were ignored. The administration and faculty of this school are the most unprofessional in Gwinnett County. Two of these three teachers also have grammatical errors on their Facebook home pages. One even has the audacity to state that she is a first grade teacher in Gwinnett County! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Walnut Grove Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1316 1311
1994 1509 45 39 17 12 n/a n/a 0 1622
1995 1317 49 34 29 2 n/a n/a 0 1431
1996 1317 49 34 29 2 n/a n/a 0 1431
1997 1461 66 51 28 2 n/a n/a 0 1608
1998 1325 62 54 22 3 n/a n/a 0 1466
1999 1397 85 82 43 4 n/a n/a 0 1611
2000 830 79 78 38 1 n/a n/a 0 1026
2001 810 97 96 80 2 n/a n/a 0 1085
2002 756 118 123 125 1 n/a n/a 0 1123
2003 756 118 123 125 1 n/a n/a 0 1123
2004 683 120 140 136 2 n/a n/a 0 1081
2005 577 124 150 151 3 n/a n/a 35 1040
2006 510 144 157 151 3 n/a n/a 45 1010
2007 448 115 137 204 2 n/a n/a 49 955
2008 433 148 141 211 1 n/a n/a 64 998
2009 419 166 153 204 3 n/a n/a 58 1003
2010 377 206 153 229 1 1 47 0 1014
2011 355 168 151 205 1 1 37 0 918
2012 360 169 148 207 1 2 39 0 926
2013 320 171 152 213 2 3 44 0 905
2014 336 164 141 215 2 1 43 0 902
2015 305 176 142 222 4 0 54 0 903
2016 291 163 143 217 5 0 56 0 875
2017 295 176 140 222 7 0 55 0 895

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 Walnut Grove Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 1311 58.0 22.6 2.8
1994 1622 77.6 20.9 2.6
1995 1431 72.0 19.9 1.8
1996 1431 72.0 19.9 1.8
1997 1608 81.3 19.8 2.8
1998 1466 86.0 17.0 2.8
1999 1611 92.1 17.5 3.7
2000 1026 68.0 15.1 6.6
2001 1085 71.0 15.3 6.8
2002 1123 74.8 15.0 16.7
2003 1123 74.8 15.0 16.7
2004 1081 75.0 14.4 19.1
2005 1040 74.5 14.0 22.0
2006 1010 75.0 13.5 26.8
2007 955 73.0 13.1 28.6
2008 998 75.3 13.3 33.4
2009 1003 74.5 13.5 37.1
2010 1014 72.6 13.9 40.2
2011 918 65.6 13.9 42.5
2012 926 62.6 14.7 44.3
2013 905 58.3 15.5 46.0
2014 902 61.7 14.6 42.0
2015 903 60.0 15.0 41.1
2016 875 61.0 14.3 41.3
2017 895 64.0 13.9 44.0

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 Walnut Grove Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 1311 58.0 22.6 2.8
1994 1622 77.6 20.9 2.6
1995 1431 72.0 19.9 1.8
1996 1431 72.0 19.9 1.8
1997 1608 81.3 19.8 2.8
1998 1466 86.0 17.0 2.8
1999 1611 92.1 17.5 3.7
2000 1026 68.0 15.1 6.6
2001 1085 71.0 15.3 6.8
2002 1123 74.8 15.0 16.7
2003 1123 74.8 15.0 16.7
2004 1081 75.0 14.4 19.1
2005 1040 74.5 14.0 22.0
2006 1010 75.0 13.5 26.8
2007 955 73.0 13.1 28.6
2008 998 75.3 13.3 33.4
2009 1003 74.5 13.5 37.1
2010 1014 72.6 13.9 40.2
2011 918 65.6 13.9 42.5
2012 926 62.6 14.7 44.3
2013 905 58.3 15.5 46.0
2014 902 61.7 14.6 42.0
2015 903 60.0 15.0 41.1
2016 875 61.0 14.3 41.3
2017 895 64.0 13.9 44.0

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.

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