Phoenix High School

Summary:

Phoenix High School is a public high school located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, serving grades 9-12 and part of the Gwinnett County School District, which is ranked 56 out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 4-star rating. With a student population of 762 as of the 2022-2023 school year, Phoenix High School stands out from its neighboring high-performing schools in Gwinnett County due to its consistently low graduation rates, poor academic performance, and high percentage of economically disadvantaged students.

Phoenix High School has consistently had very low four-year graduation rates, ranging from 11.7% in 2018-2019 to 22.0% in 2021-2022, which is significantly lower than the surrounding schools, such as Mountain View High School (99.1%), Archer High School (95.1%), and Peachtree Ridge High School (95.6%), which have graduation rates ranging from 78.8% to 99.1%. Additionally, Phoenix High School's academic performance, as measured by the percentage of students proficient or better on the Georgia Milestones Assessments, is significantly below the Gwinnett County and Georgia state averages across all subject areas.

The high percentage of economically disadvantaged students at Phoenix High School, ranging from 29.4% to 34.42% over the past few years, is also higher than most of the surrounding schools, which have free/reduced-lunch rates ranging from 32.31% to 72.6%. This, combined with the school's declining statewide ranking, from a high of 4 stars out of 5 in 2012-2013 to just 1 star out of 5 in recent years, suggests potential equity issues within the Gwinnett County school system and the need for targeted interventions and support to address the academic and graduation rate deficiencies at Phoenix High School.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 501 W Pike St
       Lawrenceville, GA  30046


(770) 513-6862

District: Gwinnett County

SchoolDigger Rank:
323rd of 446 Georgia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,949 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  22.4 Help
Number of students:  762

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
59.6%
African American:
29.7%
White:
5.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Phoenix High School ranks worse than 72.4% of high schools in Georgia. It also ranks 21st among 24 ranked high schools in the Gwinnett County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.43. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Phoenix High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (59.6%), African American (29.7%), White (5.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Phoenix High School is 22.4, which is the highest among 24 high schools in the Gwinnett County School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Phoenix High School is $11,949, which is the 4th highest among 24 high schools in the Gwinnett County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Phoenix High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Phoenix High School 323rd of 446 Georgia public high schools. (See Phoenix High 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 Phoenix High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 49.65 176th 335 47.5%
2007 48.28 191st 358 46.6%
2008 53.75 179th 370 51.6%
2009 71.55 84th 372 77.4%
2010 53.79 172nd 384 55.2%
2011 56.18 175th 402 56.5%
2012 60.13 144th 396 63.6%
2013 77.91 52nd 425 87.8%
2014 58.72 132nd 425 68.9%
2015 29.60 298th 435 31.5%
2016 28.79 293rd 426 31.2%
2017 24.79 306th 420 27.1%
2018 25.70 314th 428 26.6%
2019 21.85 338th 438 22.8%
2021 22.99 317th 410 22.7%
2022 28.40 285th 429 33.6%
2023 24.43 321st 442 27.4%
See the entire list of Georgia High School Rankings!

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

Phoenix High School Test Scores
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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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by a student
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Open Quote I attended Phoenix for my junior and senior years of high school, graduating in Spring of 2014. Phoenix allowed me to have an alternative schedule, giving me time to work and save up for college. The teachers were amazing, passionate about helping students who might be in less than ideal situations (and those who just wanted a different learning environment, like me), and were always willing to go above and beyond to do what the students needed. Don't get me wrong, they were not pushovers and none of them took any crap from the students, but Phoenix teachers genuinely care about their students. I'm in school to be a teacher now, and I would love to go teach at Phoenix at some point in my career. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Phoenix High 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 304 304
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 394 394
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 466 466
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 464 464
1994 395 17 10 10 7 n/a n/a 0 439
1995 479 28 19 15 2 n/a n/a 0 543
1996 479 28 19 15 2 n/a n/a 0 543
1997 527 43 19 28 0 n/a n/a 0 617
1998 583 74 32 35 1 n/a n/a 0 725
1999 638 102 40 44 3 n/a n/a 0 827
2000 605 99 54 53 3 n/a n/a 0 814
2001 563 109 57 63 3 n/a n/a 0 795
2002 382 178 82 110 1 n/a n/a 0 753
2003 382 178 82 110 1 n/a n/a 0 753
2004 368 188 57 122 0 n/a n/a 0 735
2005 284 194 57 135 1 n/a n/a 17 688
2006 217 178 56 137 1 n/a n/a 12 601
2007 156 183 55 174 2 n/a n/a 13 583
2008 138 193 39 174 3 n/a n/a 13 560
2009 101 199 30 163 0 n/a n/a 10 503
2010 99 159 37 178 0 1 16 0 490
2011 93 156 27 157 1 0 15 0 449
2012 100 240 27 211 4 0 25 0 607
2013 85 178 29 256 2 4 22 0 576
2014 80 171 18 241 3 0 21 0 534
2015 79 189 12 239 6 2 15 0 542
2016 73 183 15 270 2 0 26 0 569
2017 60 161 17 282 3 0 12 0 535
2018 48 174 12 253 0 0 12 0 499
2019 48 173 13 299 0 1 21 0 555
2020 57 220 23 443 3 0 21 0 767
2021 43 219 18 440 0 0 18 0 738
2022 41 227 21 443 3 0 20 0 755
2023 41 226 23 454 4 0 14 0 762

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 Phoenix High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 304 n/a n/a n/a
1991 394 14.0 28.1 n/a
1992 466 16.6 28.0 n/a
1993 464 12.0 38.7 n/a
1994 439 17.6 24.9 0
1995 543 18.0 30.2 1.7
1996 543 18.0 30.2 1.7
1997 617 24.0 25.7 0
1998 725 25.2 28.8 0
1999 827 23.1 35.8 0
2000 814 35.5 22.9 0
2001 795 32.5 24.5 0
2002 753 30.5 24.7 9.6
2003 753 30.5 24.7 9.6
2004 735 31.9 23.0 13.5
2005 688 30.2 22.8 10.1
2006 601 29.7 20.2 17.5
2007 583 30.5 19.1 13.9
2008 560 30.0 18.7 15.5
2009 503 29.3 17.2 19.1
2010 490 28.9 16.9 38.6
2011 449 32.4 13.8 43.9
2012 607 29.0 20.9 43.3
2013 576 29.0 19.8 46.5
2014 534 29.0 18.4 36.1
2015 542 30.0 18.0 41.5
2016 569 29.0 19.6 30.4
2017 535 28.5 18.7 29.7
2018 499 27.9 17.8 32.9
2019 555 30.5 18.1 31.9
2020 767 30.0 25.5 28.7
2021 738 35.0 21.0 34.4
2022 755 35.6 21.2 n/a
2023 762 34.0 22.4 29.4

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 Phoenix High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 304 n/a n/a n/a
1991 394 14.0 28.1 n/a
1992 466 16.6 28.0 n/a
1993 464 12.0 38.7 n/a
1994 439 17.6 24.9 0
1995 543 18.0 30.2 1.7
1996 543 18.0 30.2 1.7
1997 617 24.0 25.7 0
1998 725 25.2 28.8 0
1999 827 23.1 35.8 0
2000 814 35.5 22.9 0
2001 795 32.5 24.5 0
2002 753 30.5 24.7 9.6
2003 753 30.5 24.7 9.6
2004 735 31.9 23.0 13.5
2005 688 30.2 22.8 10.1
2006 601 29.7 20.2 17.5
2007 583 30.5 19.1 13.9
2008 560 30.0 18.7 15.5
2009 503 29.3 17.2 19.1
2010 490 28.9 16.9 38.6
2011 449 32.4 13.8 43.9
2012 607 29.0 20.9 43.3
2013 576 29.0 19.8 46.5
2014 534 29.0 18.4 36.1
2015 542 30.0 18.0 41.5
2016 569 29.0 19.6 30.4
2017 535 28.5 18.7 29.7
2018 499 27.9 17.8 32.9
2019 555 30.5 18.1 31.9
2020 767 30.0 25.5 28.7
2021 738 35.0 21.0 34.4
2022 755 35.6 21.2 n/a
2023 762 34.0 22.4 29.4

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 Phoenix High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $81 (0.8%) $9,958 (99.2%) $10,039
2018 $107 (1.0%) $11,024 (99.0%) $11,131
2019 $179 (1.5%) $11,770 (98.5%) $11,949

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Phoenix High 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 338th of 438 High schoolsRanks 321st of 442 High schools
 4.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course American Literature and Composition (Phoenix High School)22.523
 0.5%
   End of Course American Literature and Composition (Gwinnett County)53.943.1
 10.8%
   End of Course American Literature and Composition (Georgia)47.338.9
 8.4%
End of Course Algebra I (Phoenix High School)5.921.6
 15.7%
   End of Course Algebra I (Gwinnett County)4945.4
 3.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (Georgia)41.135.8
 5.3%
End of Course Biology (Phoenix High School)813.8
 5.8%
   End of Course Biology (Gwinnett County)55.353.5
 1.8%
   End of Course Biology (Georgia)4945.5
 3.5%
End of Course United States History (Phoenix High School)31.122.4
 8.7%
   End of Course United States History (Gwinnett County)57.140
 17.1%
   End of Course United States History (Georgia)48.337.1
 11.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students555762
 37.3%
African American173226
 30.6%
American Indian04
Asian1323
 76.9%
Hispanic299454
 51.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White4841
 14.6%
Two or More Races2114
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31.9%29.4%
 2.5%


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Students at Phoenix High School are 60% Hispanic, 30% African American, 5% White, 3% Asian, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 762 students attended Phoenix High School.

Phoenix High School ranks 323rd of 446 Georgia high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.


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