Jones Middle School

Summary:

Jones Middle School is a public middle school located in Buford, Georgia, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 1,562 students. The school is part of the Gwinnett County School District, which is ranked 56th out of 201 districts in Georgia and is rated 4 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Jones Middle School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Georgia, ranking 46th out of 577 middle schools in the state for the 2022-2023 school year and receiving a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's students consistently outperform the Gwinnett County and Georgia state averages on the Milestones Assessments across various subjects. Jones Middle School has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup that has shifted over the past few years, and a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch compared to the state and county averages. The school also has a favorable student-teacher ratio of 17:1, lower than some nearby schools like Lanier Middle School and Dacula Middle School.

When compared to other middle schools in the Gwinnett County, Hall County, and Buford City districts, Jones Middle School stands out as a high-performing institution with significantly higher test scores and rankings than many of its neighbors. The school's strong academic performance, diverse student population, and favorable student-teacher ratio make it a standout option for families in the Buford area.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 3575 Ridge Rd
       Buford, GA  30519


(770) 904-5450

District: Gwinnett County

SchoolDigger Rank:
47th of 582 Georgia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,689 Help


Feeder schools for Jones Middle School:

Elementary:    Harmony Elementary School
    Ivy Creek Elementary School
    Patrick Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.0 Help
Number of students:  1,562

Racial breakdown:

White:
31.2%
African American:
25.9%
Hispanic:
19.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  35.7% Help


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Compare Details Jones Middle School ranks better than 91.9% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranks 5th 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 92.65. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Jones Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (31.2%), African American (25.9%), Hispanic (19.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 35.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jones Middle School is 17. 27 middle schools in the Gwinnett County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jones Middle School is $9,689, which is the 2nd highest among 29 middle schools in the Gwinnett County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Jones Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Jones Middle School 47th of 582 Georgia public middle schools. (See Jones 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 Jones Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 83.24 38th 420 91.0%
2007 79.51 53rd 445 88.1%
2008 82.48 54th 462 88.3%
2009 82.67 47th 466 89.9%
2010 79.44 60th 494 87.9%
2011 81.47 49th 504 90.3%
2012 79.44 58th 508 88.6%
2013 75.42 100th 527 81.0%
2014 79.57 57th 521 89.1%
2015 88.19 50th 537 90.7%
2016 81.50 79th 545 85.5%
2017 91.45 43rd 539 92.0%
2018 93.40 33rd 543 93.9%
2019 90.94 44th 559 92.1%
2021 88.64 54th 542 90.0%
2022 93.54 41st 567 92.8%
2023 92.65 46th 577 92.0%
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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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by a citizen
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Open Quote In my opinion, it doesn’t appear like they take student safety too seriously. I reached out to the school to report a safety concern I have regarding Rebekah Davis who is a teacher at the school. I have proof that Rebekah exchanged drugs with another teacher who also works at the school and I offered to provide the evidence I have to the principal/school resource officer but they did not request to see it when I offered. In my opinion, her history of drug use poses a safety hazard given her position as a teacher. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Open Quote This school is lacking in administrative strength at the assistant principal and principal level. The administration do not take bully situations seriously nor do they resolve them in a timely matter with good a outcome. I am having to pull my child out and change him to a new school next year. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Jones Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 602 100 45 88 0 n/a n/a 23 858
2006 698 129 61 131 0 n/a n/a 40 1059
2007 766 198 97 152 0 n/a n/a 29 1242
2008 805 231 145 177 0 n/a n/a 31 1389
2009 840 268 159 181 1 n/a n/a 45 1494
2010 667 181 142 181 9 2 61 0 1243
2011 709 187 143 180 7 1 53 0 1280
2012 674 229 142 179 4 1 49 0 1278
2013 635 274 139 185 2 1 54 0 1290
2014 621 265 140 209 1 2 52 0 1290
2015 608 324 143 232 2 0 53 0 1362
2016 626 316 165 241 3 1 44 0 1396
2017 466 158 109 163 3 1 39 0 939
2018 468 165 112 170 2 1 42 0 960
2019 432 180 122 178 2 0 46 0 960
2020 433 193 138 206 3 1 55 0 1029
2021 408 209 151 183 5 1 58 0 1015
2022 394 214 167 211 3 2 52 0 1043
2023 488 405 283 311 3 2 70 0 1562

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 Jones Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 858 56.3 15.2 21.2
2006 1059 70.6 15.0 22.4
2007 1242 74.3 16.7 22.5
2008 1389 88.8 15.6 23.9
2009 1494 97.4 15.3 27.8
2010 1243 81.6 15.2 30.3
2011 1280 80.8 15.8 31.5
2012 1278 74.8 17.0 33.7
2013 1290 71.2 18.1 35.4
2014 1290 72.0 17.9 35.3
2015 1362 75.0 18.1 35.1
2016 1396 78.0 17.8 33.7
2017 939 59.6 15.7 30.7
2018 960 60.6 15.8 29.8
2019 960 57.7 16.6 32.5
2020 1029 61.2 16.8 31.9
2021 1015 61.2 16.5 30.6
2022 1043 64.2 16.2 n/a
2023 1562 91.7 17.0 35.7

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 Jones Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 858 56.3 15.2 21.2
2006 1059 70.6 15.0 22.4
2007 1242 74.3 16.7 22.5
2008 1389 88.8 15.6 23.9
2009 1494 97.4 15.3 27.8
2010 1243 81.6 15.2 30.3
2011 1280 80.8 15.8 31.5
2012 1278 74.8 17.0 33.7
2013 1290 71.2 18.1 35.4
2014 1290 72.0 17.9 35.3
2015 1362 75.0 18.1 35.1
2016 1396 78.0 17.8 33.7
2017 939 59.6 15.7 30.7
2018 960 60.6 15.8 29.8
2019 960 57.7 16.6 32.5
2020 1029 61.2 16.8 31.9
2021 1015 61.2 16.5 30.6
2022 1043 64.2 16.2 n/a
2023 1562 91.7 17.0 35.7

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Jones Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $158 (1.8%) $8,618 (98.2%) $8,776
2018 $191 (2.1%) $8,978 (97.9%) $9,169
2019 $228 (2.4%) $9,461 (97.6%) $9,689

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Jones Middle 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 44th of 559 Middle schoolsRanks 46th of 577 Middle schools
 0.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Jones Middle School)64.261.8
 2.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Gwinnett County)5448.3
 5.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4639.2
 6.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Jones Middle School)58.360.5
 2.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)52.542
 10.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4032.9
 7.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Jones Middle School)70.162.6
 7.5%
   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 (Jones Middle School)68.659.7
 8.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)5545.5
 9.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4334.9
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Jones Middle School)76.164.2
 11.9%
   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 (Jones Middle School)34.258.4
 24.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)22.144.9
 22.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)3536.2
 1.2%
8th Grade Social Studies (Jones Middle School)69.465.4
 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 (Jones Middle School)91.168.5
 22.6%
   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 Students9601562
 62.7%
African American180405
 125%
American Indian23
 50%
Asian122283
 132%
Hispanic178311
 74.7%
Pacific Islander02
White432488
 13%
Two or More Races4670
 52.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients32.5%35.7%
 3.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Jones Middle School

Yes. Jones Middle School ranks in the top 8.1% of Georgia middle schools.

Students at Jones Middle School are 31% White, 26% African American, 20% Hispanic, 18% Asian, 4% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,562 students attended 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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