Ivy Creek Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 3443 Ridge Rd
       Buford, GA  30519


 (678) 714-3655

District: Gwinnett County

SchoolDigger Rank:
74th of 1,209 Georgia Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.3
Number of students:  1,080

Racial breakdown:

White:
53.7%
Hispanic:
16.7%
African American:
15.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  32.7%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 27, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Ivy Creek Elementary School ranked better than 93.9% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranked 10th among 81 ranked elementary schools in the Gwinnett County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.64. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Ivy Creek Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (53.7%), Hispanic (16.7%), African American (15.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 32.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ivy Creek Elementary School is 16.3. 73 elementary schools in the Gwinnett County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Ivy Creek Elementary School employs 66 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Ivy Creek Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ivy Creek Elementary School 74th of 1209 Georgia public elementary schools. (See Ivy Creek Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Gwinnett County:

SchoolDigger ranks Gwinnett County 33rd of 182 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ivy Creek Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 80.58 147th 1101 86.6%
2007 75.01 261st 1125 76.8%
2008 77.95 193rd 1134 83.0%
2009 80.92 161st 1133 85.8%
2010 83.75 120th 1183 89.9%
2011 83.40 134th 1212 88.9%
2012 81.50 162nd 1201 86.5%
2013 81.29 168th 1225 86.3%
2014 82.77 127th 1231 89.7%
2015 91.55 96th 1240 92.3%
2016 92.94 81st 1233 93.4%
2017 92.50 83rd 1205 93.1%
2018 93.64 74th 1209 93.9%

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
Monday, April 29, 2019

Open Quote Ivy Creek is a poor place to send children for a well-rounded and effective education. The reason Ivy Creek scores so highly in testing is because the teachers only teach to the tests. There are assessments of some kind every few weeks. The kids are always testing and never actually learning.

The gifted program (FOCUS) and the Accelerated Content (AC) classes do not provide additional educational challenge to the children in them. They merely serve as an opportunity for the school to pick out its best test-takers and groom them for better test performance. The work isn't more enriching in these programs, it is merely more volume. There is almost no project-based learning. The principal is the one who controls these programs at the school-level and she has made Ivy Creek a testing mill rather than a place of real education. It is an atmosphere that teaches children WHAT to think, rather than truly HOW to think.

Additionally, the atmosphere is one of constant negative reinforcement. There are rules, rules, rules at every turn and children are made to obey out of fear of being punished for the slightest violation of the many arbitrary rules rather than being taught the value of order and discipline. The students are encouraged to "tattle" on each other, and are rewarded for such behavior. Good behavior and positive traits are rarely, if ever, recognized. Our kids never had discipline issues in the school we previously attended for three years in another state, but here they are getting notes sent home, almost daily, for minor infractions that should easily be handled through good classroom management skills (i.e.: "child's name was clipped down today for picking at a string on the carpet" and "child got in trouble for playing with a pencil").

Before arriving at this school, our children loved going to school, they loved the gifted and advanced content classes in their previous school and were excited to learn there. After two years at Ivy Creek that joy is gone. Luckily, our oldest child will not be returning next year and we are weighing other options for our other children who currently attend or are reaching kindergarten age. Most of the positive reviews you see are from people who have never experienced another elementary school. We have, and this one does not stack up. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Open Quote Ivy Creek is the place you want your child to attend. I have had 2 kids attend Ivy Creek since kindergarten. The teachers and staff are supportive and have the best interest of students in mind. Thank you Ivy Creek for supporting the whole child! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Open Quote My daughter has been attending Ivy Creek Elementary since August 2013 and I must say that I'm extremely happy with how things have turned out. My daughter has gone from saying can I stay home to I wish we had School on the weekends. Thank you so much for making her School experience so wonderful. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ivy Creek Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 700 61 37 53 1 n/a n/a 0 852
2005 776 78 47 85 1 n/a n/a 24 1011
2006 860 117 53 112 1 n/a n/a 43 1186
2007 893 125 91 155 0 n/a n/a 51 1315
2008 909 133 84 175 1 n/a n/a 54 1356
2009 562 94 69 139 0 n/a n/a 47 911
2010 515 93 77 171 4 2 34 0 896
2011 509 117 87 150 4 2 31 0 900
2012 484 116 89 144 3 1 33 0 870
2013 490 133 84 139 2 1 33 0 882
2014 483 150 93 139 1 1 29 0 896
2015 490 157 96 138 1 1 33 0 916
2016 484 181 85 149 0 0 46 0 945
2017 580 171 87 180 1 1 60 0 1080

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 Ivy Creek Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 852 53.0 16.1 16.7
2005 1011 60.5 16.7 20.0
2006 1186 71.3 16.6 20.8
2007 1315 74.3 17.7 23.5
2008 1356 85.9 15.8 22.2
2009 911 59.0 15.4 27.2
2010 896 54.4 16.4 30.4
2011 900 55.9 16.1 33.1
2012 870 55.5 15.6 32.9
2013 882 50.8 17.3 33.7
2014 896 50.6 17.7 34.0
2015 916 53.0 17.2 32.9
2016 945 57.0 16.5 33.8
2017 1080 66.0 16.3 32.7

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 Ivy Creek Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 852 53.0 16.1 16.7
2005 1011 60.5 16.7 20.0
2006 1186 71.3 16.6 20.8
2007 1315 74.3 17.7 23.5
2008 1356 85.9 15.8 22.2
2009 911 59.0 15.4 27.2
2010 896 54.4 16.4 30.4
2011 900 55.9 16.1 33.1
2012 870 55.5 15.6 32.9
2013 882 50.8 17.3 33.7
2014 896 50.6 17.7 34.0
2015 916 53.0 17.2 32.9
2016 945 57.0 16.5 33.8
2017 1080 66.0 16.3 32.7

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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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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