Harris Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 3123 Claiborne Dr
       Duluth, GA  30096


 (770) 476-2241

District: Gwinnett County

SchoolDigger Rank:
226th of 1,234 Georgia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  13.7
Number of students:  824

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
35.1%
African American:
24.0%
White:
18.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.6%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 26, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Harris Elementary School ranked better than 81.7% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranked 35th among 82 ranked elementary schools in the Gwinnett County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.46. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Harris Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (35.1%), African American (24%), White (18.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 67.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Harris Elementary School is 13.7, which is the 17th best among 82 elementary schools in the Gwinnett County School District. (See more...)
Compare Harris Elementary School employs 60 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Harris Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Harris Elementary School 226th of 1234 Georgia public elementary schools. (See Harris Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Gwinnett County:

SchoolDigger ranks Gwinnett County 34th of 189 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Harris Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 67.51 401st 1101 63.6%
2007 68.18 380th 1125 66.2%
2008 68.32 362nd 1134 68.1%
2009 71.78 305th 1133 73.1%
2010 81.76 160th 1183 86.5%
2011 77.37 256th 1212 78.9%
2012 77.61 235th 1201 80.4%
2013 80.90 177th 1225 85.6%
2014 76.42 263rd 1231 78.6%
2015 85.14 159th 1240 87.2%
2016 78.77 221st 1233 82.1%
2017 76.27 251st 1205 79.2%
2018 75.86 265th 1209 78.1%
2019 80.46 226th 1234 81.7%

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

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by a parent
Friday, June 5, 2015

Open Quote Harris is a Georgia School of Excellence. It was one of 4 schools in Georgia to be recognized and given an award as a Family Friendly School. It is the only school in the entire southeast to win the award as an Urban School of Excellence. Dr. Burton, the principal, always has two goals. One is to educate children and the other is to keep them safe. Everything she does is with these goals in mind. Dr. Burton and the entire staff at Harris are GREAT!!! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, July 5, 2012

Open Quote This was our 1st year at Harris and we will not be returning. I had one in 5th and one in K. I truly enjoyed all of my teachers. I know my 5th grader had a successful year learning and pasting all subjects, solely to Mrs. McCraw, his Teacher. She really went over and beyond the call of duty to educate her class by staying late to tutor, sending home additional study books and guides. My K had two caring teachers and was well instructed although her class environment was not as structured as I thought it should be (I am an educated Prek teacher and my class had more self control). I also feel that she could have learned more but over all she and I enjoyed both Mrs. O and Mrs. Knox. Now for the Principal, Dr. Burton. Her leadership is absolutely and unnecessarily degrading, condescending, and even harassing. I went to visit my children in school and was told that I could not see my children because I did not schedule an appointment and it would be disruptive to their educational process. I did LOUDLY complain that I did not agree with this policy. Dr. Burton became upset and asked me if I wanted to sign my children out of school. I responded but this would disrupt their learning process! She called the resource officer, Gwinnett’s finest, to help explain this policy of not allowing me access to my children. After meeting with her, the officer and one of the three assistant principals, I complained to the Board. We met again with a Board member and Dr. Burton learned that she was not able to neither intimidate me nor keep me away from my children. Harris left me with the impression of the 1960’s era. My K will be attending private school next year not just for the education but for the environment. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Open Quote To my great surprise, Harris has proven to be a great school for our son. We came from the private school sector and was a little apprehensive about a public school with a 60% free lunch student body. With this noted, we can honestly say that our son has been challenged academically and nurtured emotionally. Our son is in the gifted program for reading and math and we found the program to be rigorous. We are a "education first" minded family and would have been ready to move out of the cluster if this school could not live up to our expectations. Ultimately, the teachers and administration for the past two years have proven to be stellar. The principal is very hands on, committed and tuned into her school on every level. IMO Harris is a diamond in the rough. This school is on the verge of academically surpassing Mason and Chattahoochee elementary. This is telling to me because both schools have a more economically advantaged population and a more committed PTA. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Open Quote Both of my children have attended BB Harris and we have had an excellent experience. The staff and administration are top notch. The energy and atmosphere at the school are impressive. It's a great school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Harris Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 841 836
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 946 946
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1027 1022
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1107 1102
1994 904 92 76 50 4 n/a n/a 0 1126
1995 844 117 114 65 2 n/a n/a 0 1142
1996 844 117 114 65 2 n/a n/a 0 1142
1997 868 144 175 74 2 n/a n/a 0 1263
1998 625 150 183 91 1 n/a n/a 0 1050
1999 548 137 167 112 3 n/a n/a 0 967
2000 499 146 145 157 2 n/a n/a 0 949
2001 448 158 150 213 1 n/a n/a 0 970
2002 395 192 185 333 4 n/a n/a 0 1109
2003 395 192 185 333 4 n/a n/a 0 1109
2004 369 213 217 357 2 n/a n/a 0 1158
2005 271 104 110 170 2 n/a n/a 33 690
2006 231 114 124 174 1 n/a n/a 31 675
2007 216 126 132 204 0 n/a n/a 31 709
2008 199 129 131 231 0 n/a n/a 39 729
2009 192 120 123 209 0 n/a n/a 54 698
2010 181 114 101 256 5 0 39 0 696
2011 184 117 96 235 3 0 31 0 666
2012 210 121 136 259 2 0 29 0 757
2013 198 145 142 269 4 0 25 0 783
2014 210 136 143 293 8 1 21 0 812
2015 197 172 171 301 5 0 21 0 867
2016 197 191 169 320 6 0 32 0 915
2017 171 174 151 276 5 0 24 0 801
2018 154 198 147 289 6 0 30 0 824

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 Harris Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 836 47.0 17.7 4.7
1991 946 53.0 17.8 8.5
1992 1022 55.0 18.5 8.5
1993 1102 60.0 18.4 10.3
1994 1126 66.3 17.0 9.3
1995 1142 63.5 18.0 9.9
1996 1142 63.5 18.0 9.9
1997 1263 69.3 18.2 15.0
1998 1050 78.5 13.4 18.7
1999 967 77.5 12.5 20.2
2000 949 74.5 12.7 23.6
2001 970 70.0 13.9 29.0
2002 1109 75.0 14.8 41.9
2003 1109 75.0 14.8 41.9
2004 1158 79.0 14.7 46.5
2005 690 53.5 12.9 40.3
2006 675 53.5 12.6 47.5
2007 709 57.0 12.4 49.7
2008 729 58.2 12.5 55.2
2009 698 55.5 12.6 58.4
2010 696 52.6 13.2 59.9
2011 666 46.6 14.2 64.9
2012 757 51.0 14.8 65.8
2013 783 51.0 15.3 68.8
2014 812 52.8 15.3 66.6
2015 867 59.0 14.6 64.2
2016 915 62.0 14.7 65.7
2017 801 59.9 13.3 64.2
2018 824 60.0 13.7 67.6

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 Harris Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 836 47.0 17.7 4.7
1991 946 53.0 17.8 8.5
1992 1022 55.0 18.5 8.5
1993 1102 60.0 18.4 10.3
1994 1126 66.3 17.0 9.3
1995 1142 63.5 18.0 9.9
1996 1142 63.5 18.0 9.9
1997 1263 69.3 18.2 15.0
1998 1050 78.5 13.4 18.7
1999 967 77.5 12.5 20.2
2000 949 74.5 12.7 23.6
2001 970 70.0 13.9 29.0
2002 1109 75.0 14.8 41.9
2003 1109 75.0 14.8 41.9
2004 1158 79.0 14.7 46.5
2005 690 53.5 12.9 40.3
2006 675 53.5 12.6 47.5
2007 709 57.0 12.4 49.7
2008 729 58.2 12.5 55.2
2009 698 55.5 12.6 58.4
2010 696 52.6 13.2 59.9
2011 666 46.6 14.2 64.9
2012 757 51.0 14.8 65.8
2013 783 51.0 15.3 68.8
2014 812 52.8 15.3 66.6
2015 867 59.0 14.6 64.2
2016 915 62.0 14.7 65.7
2017 801 59.9 13.3 64.2
2018 824 60.0 13.7 67.6

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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