Fort Daniel Elementary School

Summary:

Fort Daniel Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Dacula, Georgia, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 691. The school is part of the Gwinnett County School District, which is ranked 56 out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Fort Daniel Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Georgia, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science that are significantly higher than the Gwinnett County and Georgia state averages across all grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, 64.7% of 5th-grade students at Fort Daniel were proficient or better in ELA, compared to 48.6% in Gwinnett County and 41.6% statewide. The school's strong academic performance is consistent across multiple years, indicating a sustained high-quality education.

Fort Daniel Elementary has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 33.72% White, 23.44% African American, 23.44% Hispanic, 12.74% Asian, and 6.66% two or more races. This diversity is higher than some of the nearby schools, such as Puckett's Mill Elementary, which has a student population that is 50% White. Additionally, Fort Daniel Elementary has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 37.05% in 2022-2023, which is lower than several nearby schools like Dacula Elementary (55.98%) and Taylor Elementary (54.3%), indicating a higher socioeconomic status of the student population.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1725 Auburn Rd
       Dacula, GA  30019


(770) 932-7400

District: Gwinnett County

SchoolDigger Rank:
143rd of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,168 Help


Students who attend Fort Daniel Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Osborne Middle School
High:    Mill Creek High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.5 Help
Number of students:  691

Racial breakdown:

White:
33.7%
African American:
23.4%
Hispanic:
23.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  37% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Fort Daniel Elementary School ranks better than 88.5% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 20th among 82 ranked elementary schools in the Gwinnett County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.76. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Fort Daniel Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (33.7%), African American (23.4%), Hispanic (23.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 37% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fort Daniel Elementary School is 12.5, which is the 17th best among 82 elementary schools in the Gwinnett County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fort Daniel Elementary School is $10,168, which is the 19th highest among 82 elementary schools in the Gwinnett County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Fort Daniel Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Gwinnett County:

SchoolDigger ranks Gwinnett County 56th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Fort Daniel Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 82.01 132nd 1101 88.0%
2007 75.22 257th 1125 77.2%
2008 86.99 79th 1134 93.0%
2009 85.32 103rd 1133 90.9%
2010 85.22 101st 1183 91.5%
2011 86.66 71st 1212 94.1%
2012 88.56 19th 1201 98.4%
2013 86.80 29th 1225 97.6%
2014 87.02 28th 1231 97.7%
2015 87.81 129th 1240 89.6%
2016 90.75 99th 1233 92.0%
2017 87.88 130th 1205 89.2%
2018 91.40 93rd 1209 92.3%
2019 92.96 82nd 1234 93.4%
2021 82.78 195th 1214 83.9%
2022 90.75 116th 1244 90.7%
2023 88.76 143rd 1242 88.5%
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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by a parent
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Open Quote Fort Daniel Elementary is an excellent school. The principal is very approachable. My son enjoys going to school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Fort Daniel Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 1021 9 6 7 1 n/a n/a 0 1044
1996 1021 9 6 7 1 n/a n/a 0 1044
1997 1147 9 15 11 4 n/a n/a 0 1186
1998 1253 20 20 12 4 n/a n/a 0 1309
1999 1405 25 22 33 4 n/a n/a 0 1489
2000 995 19 15 23 2 n/a n/a 0 1054
2001 1116 51 19 47 2 n/a n/a 0 1235
2002 1388 91 51 81 2 n/a n/a 0 1613
2003 1388 91 51 81 2 n/a n/a 0 1613
2004 753 96 40 92 4 n/a n/a 0 985
2005 732 135 42 109 4 n/a n/a 50 1072
2006 758 157 61 131 10 n/a n/a 62 1179
2007 773 158 57 142 4 n/a n/a 69 1203
2008 730 178 52 154 2 n/a n/a 84 1200
2009 601 149 56 134 2 n/a n/a 60 1002
2010 436 79 23 95 2 0 25 0 660
2011 408 81 18 88 1 0 28 0 624
2012 404 74 25 92 1 0 29 0 625
2013 395 78 24 93 0 0 35 0 625
2014 397 95 36 94 0 0 37 0 659
2015 393 94 32 106 0 0 41 0 666
2016 379 97 35 108 0 0 36 0 655
2017 369 105 35 112 0 0 34 0 655
2018 345 107 40 136 0 0 38 0 666
2019 329 116 43 143 0 0 31 0 662
2020 309 129 62 145 0 0 36 0 681
2021 257 136 72 163 0 0 33 0 661
2022 231 148 80 168 0 0 36 0 663
2023 233 162 88 162 0 0 46 0 691

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 Fort Daniel Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 1044 56.5 18.5 6.5
1996 1044 56.5 18.5 6.5
1997 1186 64.7 18.3 7.9
1998 1309 70.9 18.5 7.6
1999 1489 73.7 20.2 7.9
2000 1054 60.0 17.6 4.6
2001 1235 78.8 15.7 6.3
2002 1613 104.1 15.5 6.9
2003 1613 104.1 15.5 6.9
2004 985 66.7 14.8 14.7
2005 1072 77.8 13.8 17.8
2006 1179 84.5 14.0 22.1
2007 1203 87.0 13.8 25.4
2008 1200 82.8 14.5 26.1
2009 1002 74.0 13.5 26.5
2010 660 51.1 12.9 26.1
2011 624 48.3 12.9 26.1
2012 625 44.6 14.0 29.3
2013 625 45.0 13.8 29.8
2014 659 46.0 14.3 26.1
2015 666 46.0 14.4 26.4
2016 655 48.0 13.6 25.3
2017 655 50.8 12.8 26.6
2018 666 50.4 13.2 29.4
2019 662 50.2 13.1 29.3
2020 681 53.1 12.8 29.5
2021 661 51.3 12.8 33.1
2022 663 49.8 13.3 n/a
2023 691 55.0 12.5 37

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 Fort Daniel Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 1044 56.5 18.5 6.5
1996 1044 56.5 18.5 6.5
1997 1186 64.7 18.3 7.9
1998 1309 70.9 18.5 7.6
1999 1489 73.7 20.2 7.9
2000 1054 60.0 17.6 4.6
2001 1235 78.8 15.7 6.3
2002 1613 104.1 15.5 6.9
2003 1613 104.1 15.5 6.9
2004 985 66.7 14.8 14.7
2005 1072 77.8 13.8 17.8
2006 1179 84.5 14.0 22.1
2007 1203 87.0 13.8 25.4
2008 1200 82.8 14.5 26.1
2009 1002 74.0 13.5 26.5
2010 660 51.1 12.9 26.1
2011 624 48.3 12.9 26.1
2012 625 44.6 14.0 29.3
2013 625 45.0 13.8 29.8
2014 659 46.0 14.3 26.1
2015 666 46.0 14.4 26.4
2016 655 48.0 13.6 25.3
2017 655 50.8 12.8 26.6
2018 666 50.4 13.2 29.4
2019 662 50.2 13.1 29.3
2020 681 53.1 12.8 29.5
2021 661 51.3 12.8 33.1
2022 663 49.8 13.3 n/a
2023 691 55.0 12.5 37

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 Fort Daniel Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $348 (3.9%) $8,588 (96.1%) $8,937
2018 $308 (3.3%) $9,149 (96.7%) $9,458
2019 $340 (3.3%) $9,829 (96.7%) $10,168

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Fort Daniel Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 82nd of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 143rd of 1242 Elementary schools
 4.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Fort Daniel Elementary School)58.357
 1.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Gwinnett County)49.844.9
 4.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Fort Daniel Elementary School)68.357.9
 10.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)60.251.9
 8.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Fort Daniel Elementary School)75.955
 20.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Gwinnett County)51.442.5
 8.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Fort Daniel Elementary School)84.867.4
 17.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)60.554.3
 6.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Fort Daniel Elementary School)75.264.7
 10.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Gwinnett County)53.548.6
 4.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Fort Daniel Elementary School)74.369.8
 4.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)52.545.4
 7.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Fort Daniel Elementary School)77.969
 8.9%
   5th Grade Science (Gwinnett County)56.150.9
 5.2%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students662691
 4.4%
African American116162
 39.7%
American Indian00
Asian4388
 104.7%
Hispanic143162
 13.3%
Pacific Islander00
White329233
 29.2%
Two or More Races3146
 48.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients29.3%37%
 7.7%


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Students at Fort Daniel Elementary School are 34% White, 23% African American, 23% Hispanic, 13% Asian, 7% Two or more races.

Fort Daniel Elementary School ranks 143rd of 1243 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 691 students attended Fort Daniel Elementary School.

Students who attend Fort Daniel Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Osborne Middle School
High : Mill Creek High School


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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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