Alcova Elementary School

Summary:

Alcova Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Dacula, Georgia, serving grades PK-5 with a total enrollment of 1,436 students. The school is part of the Gwinnett County School District, which is ranked 56 out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Alcova Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of African American (53.27%) and Hispanic (26.32%) students compared to the nearby schools, such as Mulberry Elementary, Freeman's Mill Elementary, and Dyer Elementary, which tend to have more diverse racial compositions. Alcova's test scores in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science are consistently lower than the Gwinnett County and Georgia state averages across all grade levels. Additionally, Alcova has a high percentage of students (64.35% in 2022-2023) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of economically disadvantaged students compared to the nearby schools.

Despite the challenges, Alcova's consistent 3-star rating from SchoolDigger indicates that there may be opportunities for improvement and growth. The school's diverse student population could also be seen as a strength, and targeted interventions and support programs could help address the academic gaps. As part of the Gwinnett County School District, Alcova's performance may be influenced by district-level policies, resource allocation, and support systems, which could provide insights into potential strategies for improvement.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 770 Ewing Chapel Rd
       Dacula, GA  30019


(678) 376-8500

District: Gwinnett County

SchoolDigger Rank:
503rd of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,865 Help


Students who attend Alcova Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Dacula Middle School
High:    Dacula High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.5 Help
Number of students:  1,436

Racial breakdown:

African American:
53.3%
Hispanic:
26.3%
White:
10.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Alcova Elementary School ranks better than 59.5% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 49th 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 55.69. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (53.3%), Hispanic (26.3%), White (10.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 64.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Alcova Elementary School is 14.5. 63 elementary schools in the Gwinnett County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Alcova Elementary School is $8,865. 72 elementary schools in the Gwinnett County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Alcova 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 Alcova Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 72.19 312th 1101 71.7%
2007 65.63 409th 1125 63.6%
2008 57.80 533rd 1134 53.0%
2009 60.47 489th 1133 56.8%
2010 62.29 503rd 1183 57.5%
2011 71.76 365th 1212 69.9%
2012 74.98 282nd 1201 76.5%
2013 68.09 426th 1225 65.2%
2014 79.02 198th 1231 83.9%
2015 56.93 484th 1240 61.0%
2016 61.87 413th 1233 66.5%
2017 57.44 456th 1205 62.2%
2018 55.18 490th 1209 59.5%
2019 63.06 417th 1234 66.2%
2021 59.38 450th 1214 62.9%
2022 61.60 434th 1244 65.1%
2023 55.69 503rd 1242 59.5%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 4)
75%

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Reviews:
by a student
Monday, November 30, 2020

Open Quote Alcova Is the place to go if you want your kid to get bullied. The kids here are
1. sexist
2. racist against Asian children
3. disrespectful
And worst of all the teachers don't care. i got called ugly 4 times in one week and fat 6 times in one week, And their were 2 teachers around! 🤬 Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, March 30, 2015

Open Quote We are so grateful for Alcova Elementary School. We were having a very poor experience at another school in the area. Alcova has identified my childs needs and partnered with me to offer every resource available to him. In three months they have caught my son up in every area to include behavior. He looks forward to going to school now. The administration is wonderful! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, September 21, 2012

Open Quote Alcova has been wonderful for my daughter. I have seen great changes over the past year with the administration and culture of the school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Alcova Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 334 219 29 114 0 n/a n/a 24 720
2006 317 264 29 133 2 n/a n/a 22 767
2007 293 334 27 191 5 n/a n/a 29 879
2008 302 412 31 212 3 n/a n/a 44 1004
2009 277 445 35 226 3 n/a n/a 43 1029
2010 200 490 33 254 5 0 35 0 1017
2011 200 513 36 253 3 1 43 0 1049
2012 199 489 20 263 0 1 51 0 1023
2013 211 490 24 245 0 1 41 0 1012
2014 215 519 28 255 1 1 44 0 1063
2015 210 614 25 260 0 1 46 0 1156
2016 220 653 38 270 1 2 53 0 1237
2017 222 670 50 319 0 2 45 0 1308
2018 221 720 56 312 1 2 52 0 1364
2019 207 733 74 350 1 3 58 0 1426
2020 210 751 71 355 1 5 71 0 1464
2021 167 742 65 355 1 2 61 0 1393
2022 150 769 76 367 1 2 65 0 1430
2023 151 765 72 378 2 2 66 0 1436

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 Alcova Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 720 51.5 14.0 40.4
2006 767 53.3 14.4 43.5
2007 879 58.5 15.0 44.6
2008 1004 71.8 14.0 48.9
2009 1029 72.0 14.3 53.7
2010 1017 68.6 14.8 59.5
2011 1049 72.9 14.3 61.8
2012 1023 67.5 15.1 58.7
2013 1012 64.0 15.8 59.4
2014 1063 71.0 14.9 60
2015 1156 77.0 15.0 62.4
2016 1237 83.0 14.9 61.9
2017 1308 88.1 14.8 62.2
2018 1364 90.1 15.1 62.9
2019 1426 93.5 15.2 61
2020 1464 97.9 14.9 57.6
2021 1393 94.7 14.7 54.8
2022 1430 96.2 14.8 n/a
2023 1436 98.4 14.5 64.3

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 Alcova Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 720 51.5 14.0 40.4
2006 767 53.3 14.4 43.5
2007 879 58.5 15.0 44.6
2008 1004 71.8 14.0 48.9
2009 1029 72.0 14.3 53.7
2010 1017 68.6 14.8 59.5
2011 1049 72.9 14.3 61.8
2012 1023 67.5 15.1 58.7
2013 1012 64.0 15.8 59.4
2014 1063 71.0 14.9 60
2015 1156 77.0 15.0 62.4
2016 1237 83.0 14.9 61.9
2017 1308 88.1 14.8 62.2
2018 1364 90.1 15.1 62.9
2019 1426 93.5 15.2 61
2020 1464 97.9 14.9 57.6
2021 1393 94.7 14.7 54.8
2022 1430 96.2 14.8 n/a
2023 1436 98.4 14.5 64.3

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 Alcova Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $648 (7.9%) $7,503 (92.1%) $8,151
2018 $679 (8.0%) $7,854 (92.0%) $8,533
2019 $720 (8.1%) $8,145 (91.9%) $8,865

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Alcova 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 417th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 503rd of 1242 Elementary schools
 6.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Alcova Elementary School)47.639.7
 7.9%
   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 (Alcova Elementary School)62.145.7
 16.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)60.251.9
 8.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Alcova Elementary School)43.439.2
 4.2%
   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 (Alcova Elementary School)55.450
 5.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)60.554.3
 6.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Alcova Elementary School)51.543.5
 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 (Alcova Elementary School)39.431
 8.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)52.545.4
 7.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Alcova Elementary School)4236.8
 5.2%
   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 Students14261436
 0.7%
African American733765
 4.4%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian7472
 2.7%
Hispanic350378
 8%
Pacific Islander32
 33.3%
White207151
 27.1%
Two or More Races5866
 13.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients61%64.3%
 3.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Alcova Elementary School

Alcova Elementary School ranks 503rd of 1243 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,436 students attended Alcova Elementary School.

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

Middle : Dacula Middle School
High : Dacula High School

Students at Alcova Elementary School are 53% African American, 26% Hispanic, 11% White, 5% Asian, 5% Two or more races.


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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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