White Oak Elementary School

Summary:

White Oak Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Sugar Hill, Georgia, serving 672 students in grades K-5 and part of the highly-ranked Gwinnett County School District.

White Oak Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Georgia, with students significantly outperforming their peers in the Gwinnett County and state on standardized tests. In 2022-2023, White Oak's 3rd-5th grade students scored 61.4%, 65%, and 73.6% proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 44.9%, 42.5%, and 48.6% for Gwinnett County and 38.6%, 36.1%, and 41.6% for the state. In Mathematics, White Oak's students scored 76%, 75.6%, and 64.5% proficient or better, far exceeding the county and state averages. The school also has a relatively diverse student population, with a mix of racial and ethnic backgrounds that is higher than nearby Sugar Hill Elementary and Sycamore Elementary.

Additionally, White Oak Elementary has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch compared to the surrounding schools, indicating a higher socioeconomic status of the student population. This, combined with the school's exceptional academic performance and diverse student body, likely contributes to its success and makes it an attractive option for families in the Sugar Hill area.


Detail:

Public K-5

 6442 Suwanee Dam Rd
       Sugar Hill, GA  30518


(678) 546-5550

District: Gwinnett County

SchoolDigger Rank:
85th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,601 Help


Students who attend White Oak Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Lanier Middle School
High:    Lanier High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  672

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.9%
Hispanic:
19.0%
African American:
17.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details White Oak Elementary School ranks better than 93.2% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 10th 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 93.95. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at White Oak Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (49.9%), Hispanic (19%), African American (17.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 23.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at White Oak Elementary School is 13.5. 41 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 White Oak Elementary School is $8,601. 74 elementary schools in the Gwinnett County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

White Oak 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 White Oak Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 84.38 114th 1212 90.6%
2012 85.66 78th 1201 93.5%
2013 85.34 72nd 1225 94.1%
2014 84.76 74th 1231 94.0%
2015 82.31 179th 1240 85.6%
2016 90.73 100th 1233 91.9%
2017 86.60 136th 1205 88.7%
2018 91.33 94th 1209 92.2%
2019 94.74 58th 1234 95.3%
2021 91.47 102nd 1214 91.6%
2022 96.54 54th 1244 95.7%
2023 93.95 85th 1242 93.2%
See the entire list of Georgia Elementary School Rankings!

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

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 3.8)
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Reviews:
by a parent
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Open Quote Honestly, this school is terrible. My son hasn't learned a single thing since he's been here, and he says they stay on one subject for nearly two months, maybe even three. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Open Quote One of the best schools around. We are very happy with the teachers and staff. My daughter loves her teacher and her classmates. Very clean and organized Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Open Quote Teacher call parent with vice principal that my kindergarten was not able to follow routine on second day of school teacher put my kindergarten to the wrong bus number teacher confirmed she saw her go on bus number two obviously she didn't because my daughter was on bus number 3
Teacher was not concern of my child but annoyed that she had to teach my daughter extra harder that's is what kindergarten suppose to be. Teaching kids that parents weren't able to teach them at home. They shouldn't judge parents. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, July 27, 2019

Open Quote Excellent elementary school! Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Open Quote We love White Oak. All three of my kids are thriving there. It's got a great sense of community. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Open Quote This school we feel is less about our children and more about looks. We do not ever see the principal and the couple times we have there is no enthusiasm for our children and the school. Time for a change I'm sorry to say. We're moving for hopes of a better elementary education. Some great teachers here though. Close Quote



Enrollment information for White Oak Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 426 84 43 92 1 1 25 0 672
2011 481 90 41 94 2 0 24 0 732
2012 504 100 49 85 2 1 28 0 769
2013 511 100 44 93 0 1 38 0 787
2014 512 94 39 92 1 5 30 0 773
2015 564 114 42 90 1 1 28 0 840
2016 529 114 41 90 1 1 40 0 816
2017 490 107 44 107 1 0 44 0 793
2018 456 106 48 113 2 0 51 0 776
2019 429 98 46 113 2 0 48 0 736
2020 368 109 42 119 1 0 53 0 692
2021 331 110 44 111 0 1 49 0 646
2022 344 112 43 111 0 1 49 0 660
2023 335 116 55 128 0 0 38 0 672

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 White Oak Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 672 44.0 15.2 24.6
2011 732 47.0 15.5 23
2012 769 47.0 16.3 27.4
2013 787 47.1 16.7 29.1
2014 773 44.5 17.3 23.8
2015 840 48.0 17.5 20.1
2016 816 48.0 17.0 18.1
2017 793 45.5 17.4 18.8
2018 776 43.8 17.7 18.4
2019 736 42.8 17.1 19.3
2020 692 40.8 16.9 22.4
2021 646 38.6 16.7 21.4
2022 660 42.6 15.4 n/a
2023 672 49.6 13.5 23.1

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 White Oak Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 672 44.0 15.2 24.6
2011 732 47.0 15.5 23
2012 769 47.0 16.3 27.4
2013 787 47.1 16.7 29.1
2014 773 44.5 17.3 23.8
2015 840 48.0 17.5 20.1
2016 816 48.0 17.0 18.1
2017 793 45.5 17.4 18.8
2018 776 43.8 17.7 18.4
2019 736 42.8 17.1 19.3
2020 692 40.8 16.9 22.4
2021 646 38.6 16.7 21.4
2022 660 42.6 15.4 n/a
2023 672 49.6 13.5 23.1

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 White Oak Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $66 (0.9%) $7,271 (99.1%) $7,338
2018 $75 (0.9%) $7,874 (99.1%) $7,949
2019 $97 (1.1%) $8,504 (98.9%) $8,601

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

Impact of COVID-19 on White Oak Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 58th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 85th of 1242 Elementary schools
 2.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (White Oak Elementary School)6161.4
 0.4%
   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 (White Oak Elementary School)75.476
 0.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)60.251.9
 8.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (White Oak Elementary School)72.365
 7.3%
   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 (White Oak Elementary School)78.175.6
 2.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)60.554.3
 6.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (White Oak Elementary School)77.873.6
 4.2%
   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 (White Oak Elementary School)80.264.5
 15.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Gwinnett County)52.545.4
 7.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (White Oak Elementary School)81.966.4
 15.5%
   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 Students736672
 8.7%
African American98116
 18.4%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian4655
 19.6%
Hispanic113128
 13.3%
Pacific Islander00
White429335
 21.9%
Two or More Races4838
 20.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19.3%23.1%
 3.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about White Oak Elementary School

Yes. White Oak Elementary School ranks in the top 6.8% of Georgia elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 672 students attended White Oak Elementary School.

Students at White Oak Elementary School are 50% White, 19% Hispanic, 17% African American, 8% Asian, 6% Two or more races.

Students who attend White Oak Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Lanier Middle School
High : Lanier High 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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