Lanier Middle School

Summary:

Lanier Middle School is a public middle school located in Sugar Hill, Georgia, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 1,349 students. The school is part of the Gwinnett County School District, which is ranked 56th out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Lanier Middle School consistently outperforms the Gwinnett County and Georgia state averages in various Milestones Assessment tests, with 62.4% of students proficient or better in Algebra I, compared to 45.4% in Gwinnett County and 35.8% in Georgia. The school has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 35.58% White, 19.79% African American, 29.87% Hispanic, 8.97% Asian, and 5.49% two or more races. Lanier Middle School has maintained a high ranking among Georgia middle schools, consistently placing in the top 10% over the past several years, and has received a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger in multiple years, indicating excellent performance. The school also has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher, compared to the Gwinnett County average of 17.2 students per teacher.

When compared to nearby schools, Lanier Middle School stands out as a high-performing institution. For example, North Gwinnett Middle School, which is located just 4.79 miles away, has a similar racial diversity but significantly higher academic performance, ranking 8th out of 577 Georgia middle schools in 2022-2023. This suggests that Lanier Middle School is an exceptional school within its local context, with a commitment to providing a quality education to its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 6482 Suwanee Dam Rd
       Sugar Hill, GA  30518


(770) 945-8419

District: Gwinnett County

SchoolDigger Rank:
54th of 582 Georgia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,390 Help


Students who attend Lanier Middle School usually attend:

High:    Lanier High School

Feeder schools for Lanier Middle School:

Elementary:    Sugar Hill Elementary School
    Sycamore Elementary School
    White Oak Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.0 Help
Number of students:  1,349

Racial breakdown:

White:
35.6%
Hispanic:
29.9%
African American:
19.8%
more

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  46.1% Help


 See top rated Georgia middle schools

 Compare Lanier Middle School to nearby middle schools!

Performance Trends
Help
Compare Details Lanier Middle School ranks better than 90.7% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranks 8th among 29 ranked middle schools in the Gwinnett County School District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.57. (See more...)
Student Body
Help
Compare Details Student population at Lanier Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (35.6%), Hispanic (29.9%), African American (19.8%). (See more...)
Help
Compare Details 46.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Help
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lanier Middle School is 15, which is the 11th best among 29 middle schools in the Gwinnett County School District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Lanier Middle School employs 89.7 full-time teachers.
Finance
Help
Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lanier Middle School is $8,390. 20 middle schools in the Gwinnett County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Lanier Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Lanier Middle School 54th of 582 Georgia public middle schools. (See Lanier Middle School in the ranking list.)

Gwinnett County:

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


What do you think?

Your rating for Lanier Middle School?

Rank History for Lanier Middle School

Help
Compare
Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 75.04 95th 494 80.8%
2011 79.45 70th 504 86.1%
2012 78.28 75th 508 85.2%
2013 77.64 77th 527 85.4%
2014 80.25 50th 521 90.4%
2015 88.78 48th 537 91.1%
2016 80.92 82nd 545 85.0%
2017 83.83 72nd 539 86.6%
2018 88.07 55th 543 89.9%
2019 86.38 66th 559 88.2%
2021 88.44 56th 542 89.7%
2022 90.76 53rd 567 90.7%
2023 89.57 53rd 577 90.8%
See the entire list of Georgia Middle School Rankings!

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

Lanier Middle School Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
District Scores:
State Scores:    






Data source: Georgia Department of Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 5)
100%

0%

0%

0%

0%

  

Reviews:
by a teacher
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Open Quote this school is a wonderful oppertunity to learn the greatest you can. You meet new friends, teachers, and have a new goal the 3 years you are here. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lanier Middle School

Help
Compare
Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 1523 346 385 345 8 n/a n/a 110 2717
2010 529 195 76 311 6 1 36 0 1154
2011 521 184 70 302 4 3 31 0 1115
2012 575 202 78 319 5 2 44 0 1225
2013 601 215 90 334 4 2 53 0 1299
2014 630 252 91 349 2 1 55 0 1380
2015 631 239 78 338 2 1 64 0 1353
2016 649 250 92 345 1 2 69 0 1408
2017 643 247 100 345 2 1 72 0 1410
2018 644 251 108 377 2 1 70 0 1453
2019 609 238 101 394 3 1 75 0 1421
2020 591 265 120 389 3 1 70 0 1439
2021 531 282 126 395 3 1 72 0 1410
2022 522 263 124 423 2 1 68 0 1403
2023 480 267 121 403 2 2 74 0 1349

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 Lanier Middle School

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 2717 174.1 15.6 23.4
2010 1154 76.2 15.1 44.4
2011 1115 70.2 15.8 47.7
2012 1225 68.5 17.8 44.8
2013 1299 73.8 17.6 47
2014 1380 78.6 17.5 46.3
2015 1353 80.0 16.9 46.9
2016 1408 79.0 17.8 40.3
2017 1410 78.6 17.9 38
2018 1453 79.6 18.2 37.9
2019 1421 79.6 17.8 40.7
2020 1439 83.6 17.2 40.9
2021 1410 81.6 17.2 43.4
2022 1403 84.6 16.5 n/a
2023 1349 89.7 15.0 46.1

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 Lanier Middle School

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 2717 174.1 15.6 23.4
2010 1154 76.2 15.1 44.4
2011 1115 70.2 15.8 47.7
2012 1225 68.5 17.8 44.8
2013 1299 73.8 17.6 47
2014 1380 78.6 17.5 46.3
2015 1353 80.0 16.9 46.9
2016 1408 79.0 17.8 40.3
2017 1410 78.6 17.9 38
2018 1453 79.6 18.2 37.9
2019 1421 79.6 17.8 40.7
2020 1439 83.6 17.2 40.9
2021 1410 81.6 17.2 43.4
2022 1403 84.6 16.5 n/a
2023 1349 89.7 15.0 46.1

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 Lanier Middle School

Help

YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $205 (2.9%) $6,960 (97.1%) $7,166
2018 $236 (3.0%) $7,525 (97.0%) $7,761
2019 $231 (2.8%) $8,159 (97.2%) $8,390

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lanier 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 66th of 559 Middle schoolsRanks 53rd of 577 Middle schools
 2.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Lanier Middle School)63.661.9
 1.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Gwinnett County)5448.3
 5.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4639.2
 6.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Lanier Middle School)6748.9
 18.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)52.542
 10.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4032.9
 7.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Lanier Middle School)53.358.5
 5.2%
   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 (Lanier Middle School)65.259.9
 5.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)5545.5
 9.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4334.9
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Lanier Middle School)66.464
 2.4%
   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 (Lanier Middle School)31.853.1
 21.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)22.144.9
 22.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)3536.2
 1.2%
8th Grade Social Studies (Lanier Middle School)62.361.8
 0.5%
   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 (Lanier Middle School)85.262.4
 22.8%
   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 Students14211349
 5.1%
African American238267
 12.2%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian101121
 19.8%
Hispanic394403
 2.3%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White609480
 21.2%
Two or More Races7574
 1.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients40.7%46.1%
 5.4%


Schools Near Lanier Middle School









Frequently Asked Questions about Lanier Middle School

Yes. Lanier Middle School ranks in the top 9.3% of Georgia middle schools.

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

Students at Lanier Middle School are 36% White, 30% Hispanic, 20% African American, 9% Asian, 5% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,349 students attended Lanier Middle School.


Rate Lanier Middle School!



Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Lanier Middle School!




SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics

None retrieved from Database in 77 milliseconds.