Harmony Elementary School

Summary:

Harmony Elementary School is a public elementary school in Buford, Georgia, serving 609 students in grades PK-5. As part of the Gwinnett County School District, which is ranked 56 out of 201 districts in Georgia, Harmony consistently outperforms the county and state averages on academic assessments.

Harmony Elementary's academic excellence is evident in its strong performance on the Milestones Assessments. In 2022-2023, the school's 4th and 5th-grade students outperformed the Gwinnett County and Georgia state averages in English Language Arts, with 53.4% and 53.3% of students proficient or better, respectively, compared to 42.5% and 48.6% for the county, and 36.1% and 41.6% for the state. In Mathematics, Harmony's 4th-grade students had a 66.1% proficiency rate, significantly higher than the county's 54.3% and the state's 45.7%. This consistent academic performance has earned Harmony Elementary a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger and a ranking in the top 20% of Georgia elementary schools.

Harmony Elementary's diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 38.1% White, 22.66% African American, 14.94% Hispanic, and 18.06% Asian, is another strength of the school. This diversity is higher than some of the nearby schools, such as Puckett's Mill Elementary (50% White) and Sugar Hill Elementary (34.24% White). Harmony's diverse student body provides a rich learning environment and prepares students for the diverse world they will encounter.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 3946 S Bogan Rd
       Buford, GA  30519


(770) 945-7272

District: Gwinnett County

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

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,308 Help


Students who attend Harmony Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Jones Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.9 Help
Number of students:  609

Racial breakdown:

White:
38.1%
African American:
22.7%
Asian:
18.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Harmony Elementary School ranks better than 80.5% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 33rd 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 78.61. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Harmony Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (38.1%), African American (22.7%), Asian (18.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Harmony Elementary School is 12.9, which is the 27th 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 Harmony Elementary School is $9,308. 57 elementary schools in the Gwinnett County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Harmony 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 Harmony Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 75.42 252nd 1101 77.1%
2007 80.18 171st 1125 84.8%
2008 78.48 185th 1134 83.7%
2009 74.19 261st 1133 77.0%
2010 78.27 222nd 1183 81.2%
2011 82.65 153rd 1212 87.4%
2012 79.37 199th 1201 83.4%
2013 82.22 140th 1225 88.6%
2014 80.39 173rd 1231 85.9%
2015 79.59 213th 1240 82.8%
2016 83.11 174th 1233 85.9%
2017 85.18 156th 1205 87.1%
2018 88.34 131st 1209 89.2%
2019 81.70 206th 1234 83.3%
2021 79.54 228th 1214 81.2%
2022 78.86 249th 1244 80.0%
2023 78.61 243rd 1242 80.4%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Harmony Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 4.5)
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by a parent
Friday, December 1, 2017

Open Quote This school great.The teachers and staff are very professional. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, December 1, 2017

Open Quote This school is excellent. My daughter is in 5th grade now, she love the school. The teachers are very professional and I consider is a safely place. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Harmony 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 439 439
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 499 499
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 523 523
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 573 573
1994 641 3 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 649
1995 607 8 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 623
1996 607 8 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 623
1997 629 7 4 7 0 n/a n/a 0 647
1998 670 11 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 689
1999 756 15 13 5 0 n/a n/a 0 789
2000 824 21 13 23 0 n/a n/a 0 881
2001 911 34 26 39 0 n/a n/a 0 1010
2002 1110 89 53 105 1 n/a n/a 0 1358
2003 1110 89 53 105 1 n/a n/a 0 1358
2004 642 76 35 74 2 n/a n/a 0 829
2005 688 90 60 91 1 n/a n/a 26 956
2006 754 155 91 120 1 n/a n/a 30 1151
2007 803 208 117 154 4 n/a n/a 54 1340
2008 378 72 67 109 3 n/a n/a 28 657
2009 367 84 69 91 3 n/a n/a 32 646
2010 370 69 66 106 0 0 41 0 652
2011 361 90 67 100 0 0 33 0 651
2012 342 88 48 89 0 0 30 0 597
2013 331 88 54 90 0 0 29 0 592
2014 319 86 58 95 0 0 26 0 584
2015 317 93 55 85 3 1 31 0 585
2016 301 108 56 98 4 1 31 0 599
2017 270 83 51 86 2 1 26 0 519
2018 271 88 67 89 2 1 19 0 537
2019 291 94 60 96 2 1 18 0 562
2020 271 95 62 86 3 0 22 0 539
2021 250 87 90 90 0 1 27 0 545
2022 245 115 111 93 0 0 35 0 599
2023 232 138 110 91 1 0 37 0 609

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 Harmony Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 439 26.0 16.8 8.4
1991 499 30.0 16.6 7.4
1992 523 32.0 16.3 8.4
1993 573 29.0 19.8 7.7
1994 649 35.2 18.4 7.7
1995 623 37.2 16.7 6.3
1996 623 37.2 16.7 6.3
1997 647 38.2 16.9 11
1998 689 44.4 15.5 9.9
1999 789 46.7 16.9 9.1
2000 881 46.0 19.2 8.2
2001 1010 64.1 15.8 10.4
2002 1358 89.2 15.2 14.6
2003 1358 89.2 15.2 14.6
2004 829 60.0 13.8 15.7
2005 956 68.9 13.9 15.1
2006 1151 80.4 14.3 18.2
2007 1340 91.0 14.7 21.7
2008 657 50.0 13.1 22.6
2009 646 48.5 13.3 27.5
2010 652 46.5 14.0 26.7
2011 651 46.0 14.1 32.1
2012 597 42.0 14.2 31
2013 592 38.5 15.3 35
2014 584 38.0 15.3 35.6
2015 585 36.0 16.2 33.7
2016 599 39.0 15.3 31.7
2017 519 35.8 14.4 32.2
2018 537 35.0 15.3 32
2019 562 36.0 15.6 28.8
2020 539 36.0 14.9 29.7
2021 545 38.0 14.3 28.6
2022 599 42.0 14.2 n/a
2023 609 47.0 12.9 29.9

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 Harmony Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 439 26.0 16.8 8.4
1991 499 30.0 16.6 7.4
1992 523 32.0 16.3 8.4
1993 573 29.0 19.8 7.7
1994 649 35.2 18.4 7.7
1995 623 37.2 16.7 6.3
1996 623 37.2 16.7 6.3
1997 647 38.2 16.9 11
1998 689 44.4 15.5 9.9
1999 789 46.7 16.9 9.1
2000 881 46.0 19.2 8.2
2001 1010 64.1 15.8 10.4
2002 1358 89.2 15.2 14.6
2003 1358 89.2 15.2 14.6
2004 829 60.0 13.8 15.7
2005 956 68.9 13.9 15.1
2006 1151 80.4 14.3 18.2
2007 1340 91.0 14.7 21.7
2008 657 50.0 13.1 22.6
2009 646 48.5 13.3 27.5
2010 652 46.5 14.0 26.7
2011 651 46.0 14.1 32.1
2012 597 42.0 14.2 31
2013 592 38.5 15.3 35
2014 584 38.0 15.3 35.6
2015 585 36.0 16.2 33.7
2016 599 39.0 15.3 31.7
2017 519 35.8 14.4 32.2
2018 537 35.0 15.3 32
2019 562 36.0 15.6 28.8
2020 539 36.0 14.9 29.7
2021 545 38.0 14.3 28.6
2022 599 42.0 14.2 n/a
2023 609 47.0 12.9 29.9

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 Harmony Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $66 (0.7%) $8,816 (99.3%) $8,882
2018 $75 (0.8%) $8,905 (99.2%) $8,980
2019 $101 (1.1%) $9,207 (98.9%) $9,308

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Harmony 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 206th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 243rd of 1242 Elementary schools
 2.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Harmony Elementary School)5545
 10%
   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 (Harmony Elementary School)6753.2
 13.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)60.251.9
 8.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Harmony Elementary School)57.153.4
 3.7%
   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 (Harmony Elementary School)6766.1
 0.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)60.554.3
 6.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Harmony Elementary School)59.153.3
 5.8%
   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 (Harmony Elementary School)54.855
 0.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)52.545.4
 7.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Harmony Elementary School)65.852.5
 13.3%
   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 Students562609
 8.4%
African American94138
 46.8%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian60110
 83.3%
Hispanic9691
 5.2%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White291232
 20.3%
Two or More Races1837
 105.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients28.8%29.9%
 1.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Harmony Elementary School

Harmony Elementary School ranks 243rd of 1243 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Harmony Elementary School are 38% White, 23% African American, 18% Asian, 15% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 609 students attended Harmony Elementary School.

Students who attend Harmony Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Jones Middle 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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