Dacula Middle School

Summary:

Dacula Middle School is a public middle school serving 1,839 students in grades 6-8 in Dacula, Georgia, which is part of the Gwinnett County school district. The school consistently outperforms the Gwinnett County and Georgia state averages on standardized tests, with 82.4% of students proficient or better in Algebra I compared to 45.4% for Gwinnett County and 35.8% for Georgia.

Dacula Middle School has a diverse student population, with 47.04% African American, 25.29% Hispanic, and 17.78% White students. The school also serves a higher percentage of students from low-income households, with 58.13% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, which is higher than nearby schools like Jones Middle School (35.72%) and Osborne Middle School (25.31%). Despite these socioeconomic factors, Dacula Middle School has maintained a strong performance, ranking in the top 25% of Georgia middle schools for the majority of the past decade.

While Dacula Middle School outperforms the Gwinnett County and Georgia averages, it is not the highest-performing school in the immediate area. Schools like Jones Middle School, Osborne Middle School, and Twin Rivers Middle School have even higher academic achievement and state rankings. However, Dacula Middle School's diverse student population and high percentage of low-income students demonstrate that the school is effectively serving students from various backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 137 Dacula Rd
       Dacula, GA  30019


(770) 963-1110

District: Gwinnett County

SchoolDigger Rank:
134th of 582 Georgia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,054 Help


Students who attend Dacula Middle School usually attend:

High:    Dacula High School

Feeder schools for Dacula Middle School:

Elementary:    Alcova Elementary School
    Dacula Elementary School
    Mulberry Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.1 Help
Number of students:  1,839

Racial breakdown:

African American:
47.0%
Hispanic:
25.3%
White:
17.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  58.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Dacula Middle School ranks better than 77% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranks 16th among 29 ranked middle schools in the Gwinnett County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.42. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Dacula Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (47%), Hispanic (25.3%), White (17.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 58.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dacula Middle School is 17.1, which is the highest among 29 middle schools in the Gwinnett County School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dacula Middle School is $8,054. 25 middle schools in the Gwinnett County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Dacula Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Dacula Middle School 134th of 582 Georgia public middle schools. (See Dacula Middle School in the ranking list.)

Gwinnett County:

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

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Rank History for Dacula Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 83.84 36th 420 91.4%
2007 81.45 46th 445 89.7%
2008 81.54 57th 462 87.7%
2009 82.00 49th 466 89.5%
2010 81.24 50th 494 89.9%
2011 82.94 42nd 504 91.7%
2012 82.22 36th 508 92.9%
2013 82.17 38th 527 92.8%
2014 79.85 55th 521 89.4%
2015 85.34 63rd 537 88.3%
2016 73.44 114th 545 79.1%
2017 78.85 102nd 539 81.1%
2018 78.28 108th 543 80.1%
2019 79.44 101st 559 81.9%
2021 65.45 170th 542 68.6%
2022 72.86 136th 567 76.0%
2023 72.42 132nd 577 77.1%
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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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Enrollment information for Dacula Middle 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 321 321
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 391 391
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 645 645
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 738 738
1994 824 22 4 8 5 n/a n/a 0 863
1995 1018 32 8 7 2 n/a n/a 0 1067
1996 1018 32 8 7 2 n/a n/a 0 1067
1997 1142 34 13 12 2 n/a n/a 0 1203
1998 1212 38 13 17 1 n/a n/a 0 1281
1999 1341 36 25 22 1 n/a n/a 0 1425
2000 1491 60 38 30 2 n/a n/a 0 1621
2001 1719 107 47 55 2 n/a n/a 0 1930
2002 2180 252 87 181 5 n/a n/a 0 2705
2003 2180 252 87 181 5 n/a n/a 0 2705
2004 2215 351 115 242 4 n/a n/a 0 2927
2005 1034 323 48 172 2 n/a n/a 37 1616
2006 1040 391 53 194 1 n/a n/a 43 1722
2007 1034 504 72 272 1 n/a n/a 57 1940
2008 1040 658 81 312 2 n/a n/a 69 2162
2009 1035 722 69 318 3 n/a n/a 80 2227
2010 703 577 47 274 4 3 44 0 1652
2011 657 545 45 260 5 3 51 0 1566
2012 630 564 44 258 5 2 55 0 1558
2013 559 544 40 254 4 0 61 0 1462
2014 546 601 39 298 4 1 67 0 1556
2015 547 631 48 313 5 0 73 0 1617
2016 530 631 50 312 2 0 72 0 1597
2017 502 647 57 335 3 1 70 0 1615
2018 443 691 65 375 2 1 67 0 1644
2019 433 719 71 395 2 2 69 0 1691
2020 424 794 72 428 0 1 71 0 1790
2021 399 851 64 424 1 1 72 0 1812
2022 371 848 73 429 2 2 97 0 1822
2023 327 865 85 465 2 3 92 0 1839

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 Dacula Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 321 22.0 14.5 8.4
1991 391 26.0 15.0 4.9
1992 645 41.3 15.6 5.1
1993 738 41.0 18.0 4.7
1994 863 51.8 16.7 5.2
1995 1067 63.3 16.9 6.1
1996 1067 63.3 16.9 6.1
1997 1203 68.0 17.7 8.3
1998 1281 74.7 17.1 6.6
1999 1425 79.9 17.8 8.4
2000 1621 95.4 17.0 9.4
2001 1930 121.4 15.9 8.9
2002 2705 168.5 16.1 13.3
2003 2705 168.5 16.1 13.3
2004 2927 179.0 16.4 17.4
2005 1616 112.4 14.4 27.4
2006 1722 112.4 15.3 28.2
2007 1940 123.9 15.7 29.1
2008 2162 140.9 15.3 33.9
2009 2227 144.0 15.5 38.6
2010 1652 102.5 16.1 43.6
2011 1566 95.7 16.3 45.7
2012 1558 88.5 17.6 48
2013 1462 79.0 18.5 49.2
2014 1556 82.0 18.9 51.8
2015 1617 87.0 18.5 49.1
2016 1597 92.0 17.3 47.5
2017 1615 92.6 17.4 47.6
2018 1644 91.4 17.9 49.8
2019 1691 94.2 17.9 49.4
2020 1790 99.4 18.0 49.1
2021 1812 101.0 17.9 48.8
2022 1822 104.0 17.5 n/a
2023 1839 107.0 17.1 58.1

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 Dacula Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 321 22.0 14.5 8.4
1991 391 26.0 15.0 4.9
1992 645 41.3 15.6 5.1
1993 738 41.0 18.0 4.7
1994 863 51.8 16.7 5.2
1995 1067 63.3 16.9 6.1
1996 1067 63.3 16.9 6.1
1997 1203 68.0 17.7 8.3
1998 1281 74.7 17.1 6.6
1999 1425 79.9 17.8 8.4
2000 1621 95.4 17.0 9.4
2001 1930 121.4 15.9 8.9
2002 2705 168.5 16.1 13.3
2003 2705 168.5 16.1 13.3
2004 2927 179.0 16.4 17.4
2005 1616 112.4 14.4 27.4
2006 1722 112.4 15.3 28.2
2007 1940 123.9 15.7 29.1
2008 2162 140.9 15.3 33.9
2009 2227 144.0 15.5 38.6
2010 1652 102.5 16.1 43.6
2011 1566 95.7 16.3 45.7
2012 1558 88.5 17.6 48
2013 1462 79.0 18.5 49.2
2014 1556 82.0 18.9 51.8
2015 1617 87.0 18.5 49.1
2016 1597 92.0 17.3 47.5
2017 1615 92.6 17.4 47.6
2018 1644 91.4 17.9 49.8
2019 1691 94.2 17.9 49.4
2020 1790 99.4 18.0 49.1
2021 1812 101.0 17.9 48.8
2022 1822 104.0 17.5 n/a
2023 1839 107.0 17.1 58.1

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Dacula Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $134 (1.8%) $7,163 (98.2%) $7,297
2018 $146 (1.9%) $7,494 (98.1%) $7,640
2019 $187 (2.3%) $7,867 (97.7%) $8,054

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Dacula Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 101st of 559 Middle schoolsRanks 132nd of 577 Middle schools
 4.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Dacula Middle School)56.551.1
 5.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Gwinnett County)5448.3
 5.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4639.2
 6.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Dacula Middle School)48.539.2
 9.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)52.542
 10.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4032.9
 7.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Dacula Middle School)52.949.7
 3.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Gwinnett County)48.448.8
 0.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)3939.1
 0.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Dacula Middle School)56.142.4
 13.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)5545.5
 9.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4334.9
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Dacula Middle School)66.745.9
 20.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Gwinnett County)58.349.5
 8.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4742.1
 4.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Dacula Middle School)1.743
 41.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)22.144.9
 22.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)3536.2
 1.2%
8th Grade Social Studies (Dacula Middle School)62.747.3
 15.4%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Gwinnett County)54.848.6
 6.2%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Georgia)4135.9
 5.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Dacula Middle School)56.282.4
 26.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Gwinnett County)4945.4
 3.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (Georgia)41.135.8
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students16911839
 8.8%
African American719865
 20.3%
American Indian22
Asian7185
 19.7%
Hispanic395465
 17.7%
Pacific Islander23
 50%
White433327
 24.5%
Two or More Races6992
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients49.4%58.1%
 8.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Dacula Middle School

Students who attend Dacula Middle School usually go on to attend Dacula High School

Students at Dacula Middle School are 47% African American, 25% Hispanic, 18% White, 5% Two or more races, 5% Asian.

Dacula Middle School ranks 134th of 582 Georgia middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,839 students attended Dacula Middle School.


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