Woodward Mill Elementary School

Summary:

Woodward Mill Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, serving grades PK-5 with a total enrollment of 1,020 students. The school is part of the Gwinnett County School District, which is ranked 56 out of 201 districts in Georgia and is rated 4 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Woodward Mill Elementary has a diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Hispanic (31.37%) and Asian (12.75%) students compared to the surrounding schools like Dyer Elementary School and Fort Daniel Elementary School. The school consistently outperforms the Gwinnett County and Georgia state averages in the Milestones Assessment for English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science across all grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's 5th-grade students scored 54.1% proficient or better in ELA, compared to 48.6% for Gwinnett County and 41.6% for Georgia.

Despite having a relatively high percentage of students (47.25% in 2022-2023) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, Woodward Mill Elementary has seen a steady increase in its per-student spending, from $7,393 in 2016-2017 to $9,019 in 2018-2019. This suggests a commitment to investing in the school's resources and programs, which may contribute to its strong academic performance and ability to support student success despite socioeconomic challenges.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2020 Buford Dr
       Lawrenceville, GA  30043


(678) 407-7590

District: Gwinnett County

SchoolDigger Rank:
211th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,019 Help


Students who attend Woodward Mill Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Twin Rivers Middle School
High:    Mountain View High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.5 Help
Number of students:  1,020

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
31.4%
White:
27.7%
African American:
22.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Woodward Mill Elementary School ranks better than 83% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 26th 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 81.69. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Woodward Mill Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (31.4%), White (27.7%), African American (22.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Woodward Mill 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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Compare Woodward Mill Elementary School employs 69.9 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Woodward Mill Elementary School is $9,019. 67 elementary schools in the Gwinnett County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Woodward 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 Woodward Mill Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 82.68 151st 1212 87.5%
2012 83.83 103rd 1201 91.4%
2013 81.15 173rd 1225 85.9%
2014 82.18 136th 1231 89.0%
2015 80.66 203rd 1240 83.6%
2016 85.59 146th 1233 88.2%
2017 81.20 201st 1205 83.3%
2018 86.54 144th 1209 88.1%
2019 89.51 122nd 1234 90.1%
2021 87.23 142nd 1214 88.3%
2022 87.57 149th 1244 88.0%
2023 81.69 211th 1242 83.0%
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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 parent
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Open Quote I am not impressed with this school at all. The curriculum is all over the place instead of a structured setup that builds upon previous lessons. One day they'll study economics, the next day they'll study one of 5 different ways to do simple adding and subtracting, etc.

When my daughter got a severe illness and had to miss 2 weeks in a row, the teacher was upset and grumpy that she had missed so much school - but couldn't even tell me what they were studying in class, or provide a copy of any assignments that my daughter could try to make up at home. When pressed for details on what's being taught, the teachers don't seem to know what's going on. My child's math teacher sent out an email to parents that she "didn't believe in homework"... then, literally less than 2 weeks later, sent out another email that she changed her mind and students will now have daily homework. It genuinely seems like the teachers are just making things up as they go.

I am astonished at how sharply Gwinnett County's schooling integrity and quality has fallen. It was definitely not like this when I went to GCPS schools years ago. I'd also like to know what in the world the school is doing with their local tax dollars, because they keep trying to fundraise by having kids pay a dollar to wear a hat to school, asking parents to donate things like Kleenex, pencils, etc. They put a huge emphasis on teaching kids the importance of nutrition, then repeatedly serve nachos, pizza, hot dogs, etc.

Honestly, this school is a complete mess. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Woodward Mill Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 421 150 75 227 4 0 52 0 929
2011 419 133 77 227 6 0 50 0 912
2012 386 136 81 216 4 1 46 0 870
2013 386 139 88 236 3 1 39 0 892
2014 406 169 83 230 2 1 44 0 935
2015 415 214 95 250 0 1 38 0 1013
2016 416 207 93 267 0 1 37 0 1021
2017 403 222 102 269 1 2 36 0 1035
2018 371 211 114 291 2 1 43 0 1033
2019 343 208 116 290 1 2 56 0 1016
2020 323 193 119 309 1 2 51 0 998
2021 278 192 116 315 1 2 51 0 955
2022 281 205 125 321 1 1 53 0 987
2023 283 226 130 320 1 0 60 0 1020

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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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 Woodward Mill Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 929 55.4 16.7 46.9
2011 912 56.4 16.1 50.7
2012 870 54.4 15.9 49.8
2013 892 51.5 17.3 49.4
2014 935 56.0 16.6 49.1
2015 1013 63.0 16.0 46.5
2016 1021 62.0 16.4 47
2017 1035 60.5 17.1 50.5
2018 1033 64.5 16.0 50.7
2019 1016 67.6 15.0 45.1
2020 998 66.1 15.0 42.7
2021 955 65.6 14.5 43
2022 987 71.0 13.9 n/a
2023 1020 69.9 14.5 47.3

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 Woodward Mill Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 929 55.4 16.7 46.9
2011 912 56.4 16.1 50.7
2012 870 54.4 15.9 49.8
2013 892 51.5 17.3 49.4
2014 935 56.0 16.6 49.1
2015 1013 63.0 16.0 46.5
2016 1021 62.0 16.4 47
2017 1035 60.5 17.1 50.5
2018 1033 64.5 16.0 50.7
2019 1016 67.6 15.0 45.1
2020 998 66.1 15.0 42.7
2021 955 65.6 14.5 43
2022 987 71.0 13.9 n/a
2023 1020 69.9 14.5 47.3

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 Woodward Mill Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $68 (0.9%) $7,325 (99.1%) $7,393
2018 $132 (1.6%) $8,113 (98.4%) $8,246
2019 $199 (2.2%) $8,820 (97.8%) $9,019

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Woodward Mill Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 122nd of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 211th of 1242 Elementary schools
 7.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Woodward Mill Elementary School)60.646.9
 13.7%
   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 (Woodward Mill Elementary School)70.856.2
 14.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)60.251.9
 8.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Woodward Mill Elementary School)58.649.4
 9.2%
   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 (Woodward Mill Elementary School)71.367.5
 3.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)60.554.3
 6.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Woodward Mill Elementary School)61.554.1
 7.4%
   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 (Woodward Mill Elementary School)7160.5
 10.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)52.545.4
 7.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Woodward Mill Elementary School)75.761.4
 14.3%
   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 Students10161020
 0.4%
African American208226
 8.7%
American Indian11
Asian116130
 12.1%
Hispanic290320
 10.3%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White343283
 17.5%
Two or More Races5660
 7.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients45.1%47.3%
 2.2%


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Students who attend Woodward Mill Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Twin Rivers Middle School
High : Mountain View High School

Students at Woodward Mill Elementary School are 31% Hispanic, 28% White, 22% African American, 13% Asian, 6% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,020 students attended Woodward Mill Elementary School.

Woodward Mill Elementary School ranks 211th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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