Puckett's Mill Elementary School

Summary:

Puckett's Mill Elementary School is a high-performing public elementary school in Dacula, Georgia, serving 780 students in grades PK-5. As part of the Gwinnett County school district, Puckett's Mill consistently outperforms state and county averages in academic achievement, ranking among the top 30 elementary schools in Georgia.

Puckett's Mill Elementary boasts impressive academic metrics, with 82.7% of 5th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 48.6% in Gwinnett County and 41.6% statewide. In Mathematics, 84% of 4th-graders were proficient or better, far exceeding the county and state averages of 54.3% and 45.7%, respectively. The school's diverse student population, with 50% White, 17.69% African American, 12.82% Hispanic, and 12.31% Asian students, also outperforms nearby schools like Mulberry Elementary and Dyer Elementary, which have higher percentages of economically disadvantaged students.

Puckett's Mill Elementary's consistent academic excellence and top-ranking position among Georgia schools suggest that the school has effective teaching practices, a strong curriculum, and a supportive learning environment that enables students to thrive. By understanding the factors that contribute to Puckett's Mill's success, other schools in the area may be able to replicate its strategies and improve their own academic outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2442 S Pucketts Mill Rd
       Dacula, GA  30019


(678) 765-5110

District: Gwinnett County

SchoolDigger Rank:
29th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,852 Help


Students who attend Puckett's Mill Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Osborne Middle School
High:    Mill Creek High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.6 Help
Number of students:  780

Racial breakdown:

White:
50.0%
African American:
17.7%
Hispanic:
12.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Puckett's Mill Elementary School ranks better than 97.7% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 4th 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 97.74. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Puckett's Mill Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (50%), African American (17.7%), Hispanic (12.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 21.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Puckett's Mill Elementary School is 13.6. 43 elementary schools in the Gwinnett County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Puckett's Mill Elementary School employs 57.2 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Puckett's Mill Elementary School is $9,852, which is the 33rd highest among 82 elementary schools in the Gwinnett County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Puckett's Mill 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 Puckett's Mill Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 88.99 39th 1183 96.7%
2011 89.27 16th 1212 98.7%
2012 88.93 15th 1201 98.8%
2013 87.60 18th 1225 98.5%
2014 87.16 23rd 1231 98.1%
2015 95.28 57th 1240 95.4%
2016 95.44 51st 1233 95.9%
2017 93.60 70th 1205 94.2%
2018 97.42 29th 1209 97.6%
2019 97.68 21st 1234 98.3%
2021 97.50 30th 1214 97.5%
2022 96.61 53rd 1244 95.7%
2023 97.74 29th 1242 97.7%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Puckett's Mill Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.7)
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Reviews:
Facebook Profile Picture by a parent on FaceBook
Friday, October 11, 2013

Open Quote My children started K and 2nd grade this year. I have personally found the curriculm extremely challenging for their grades and I think the teachers are outstanding. The staff I've met and interacted with have all been approachable and very nice and responsive. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, April 26, 2013

Open Quote The school is all about test scores and not about the actual education of its students. The difficulty of the curriculum has been reduced and the subject matter is whatever seems to be politically correct. The teachers range from excellent to non caring, or even bullies of some students. If I could afford private school I would switch in a heartbeat. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Puckett's Mill Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 919 107 59 55 2 n/a n/a 30 1172
2010 922 110 48 70 1 0 27 0 1178
2011 886 103 52 74 1 0 27 0 1143
2012 819 92 51 89 3 2 37 0 1093
2013 772 100 45 86 0 3 42 0 1048
2014 758 89 43 78 0 1 42 0 1011
2015 748 91 53 79 0 1 39 0 1011
2016 696 93 54 72 1 0 35 0 951
2017 640 108 47 77 1 0 39 0 912
2018 596 112 39 66 1 1 33 0 848
2019 564 112 53 71 0 0 38 0 838
2020 495 101 59 80 1 3 44 0 783
2021 415 117 70 83 0 3 35 0 723
2022 411 138 81 89 1 2 46 0 768
2023 390 138 96 100 2 2 52 0 780

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 Puckett's Mill Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 1172 70.0 16.7 9.8
2010 1178 70.8 16.6 13.1
2011 1143 66.9 17.0 11.2
2012 1093 62.1 17.6 13.1
2013 1048 57.4 18.2 14.2
2014 1011 60.2 16.7 13.1
2015 1011 62.0 16.3 14
2016 951 61.0 15.5 12.5
2017 912 58.1 15.6 13.4
2018 848 57.3 14.7 13.3
2019 838 55.8 15.0 14.7
2020 783 54.9 14.2 13.3
2021 723 51.7 13.9 15.8
2022 768 50.7 15.1 n/a
2023 780 57.2 13.6 21.7

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 Puckett's Mill Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 1172 70.0 16.7 9.8
2010 1178 70.8 16.6 13.1
2011 1143 66.9 17.0 11.2
2012 1093 62.1 17.6 13.1
2013 1048 57.4 18.2 14.2
2014 1011 60.2 16.7 13.1
2015 1011 62.0 16.3 14
2016 951 61.0 15.5 12.5
2017 912 58.1 15.6 13.4
2018 848 57.3 14.7 13.3
2019 838 55.8 15.0 14.7
2020 783 54.9 14.2 13.3
2021 723 51.7 13.9 15.8
2022 768 50.7 15.1 n/a
2023 780 57.2 13.6 21.7

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 Puckett's Mill Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $328 (3.9%) $8,090 (96.1%) $8,417
2018 $335 (3.6%) $8,945 (96.4%) $9,280
2019 $358 (3.6%) $9,495 (96.4%) $9,852

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Puckett's Mill Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 21st of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 29th of 1242 Elementary schools
 0.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Puckett's Mill Elementary School)7766.2
 10.8%
   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 (Puckett's Mill Elementary School)85.680.3
 5.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)60.251.9
 8.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Puckett's Mill Elementary School)85.176
 9.1%
   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 (Puckett's Mill Elementary School)89.984
 5.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)60.554.3
 6.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Puckett's Mill Elementary School)77.882.7
 4.9%
   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 (Puckett's Mill Elementary School)77.878.2
 0.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)52.545.4
 7.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Puckett's Mill Elementary School)7785.7
 8.7%
   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 Students838780
 6.9%
African American112138
 23.2%
American Indian02
Asian5396
 81.1%
Hispanic71100
 40.8%
Pacific Islander02
White564390
 30.9%
Two or More Races3852
 36.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14.7%21.7%
 7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Puckett's Mill Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 780 students attended Puckett's Mill Elementary School.

Students who attend Puckett's Mill Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Osborne Middle School
High : Mill Creek High School

Students at Puckett's Mill Elementary School are 50% White, 18% African American, 13% Hispanic, 12% Asian, 7% Two or more races.

Yes! Puckett's Mill Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 29th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools.


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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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