Gray Elementary School

Summary:

Gray Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Gray, Georgia, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 533. The school is part of the Jones County School District, which is ranked 61 out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Gray Elementary School consistently outperforms the Jones County and Georgia state averages in Milestones Assessment proficiency rates across various grade levels and subjects. For example, in 2022-2023, Gray Elementary had higher proficiency rates than the county and state in 5th grade English Language Arts (55.7% vs. 48.6% and 41.6%), 5th grade Mathematics (50.6% vs. 43.6% and 37.4%), and 5th grade Science (64.6% vs. 50.7% and 40%). The school also has a more diverse student population compared to the nearby schools in the Jones County district, with 61.91% White, 30.21% African American, and 7.88% other races. Additionally, Gray Elementary has a higher percentage of free and reduced-price lunch recipients (66.42%) and higher per-student spending ($10,448 in 2018-2019) compared to the state average.

When comparing Gray Elementary School to other schools in the region, it stands out as a high-performing institution. The school's consistent academic success, diverse student population, and higher funding suggest it may have effective teaching practices or resources that contribute to its students' achievement. This is particularly evident when comparing Gray Elementary to Bibb County schools, which generally perform significantly lower than Gray Elementary and the Jones County schools, highlighting the disparities in academic outcomes between the two school districts.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 365 Ga Highway 18 E
       Gray, GA  31032


(478) 986-6295

District: Jones County

SchoolDigger Rank:
354th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,448 Help


Students who attend Gray Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Gray Station Middle School
High:    Jones County High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.7 Help
Number of students:  533

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.9%
African American:
30.2%
Two or more races:
4.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  66.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Gray Elementary School ranks better than 71.5% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Jones County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.39. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Gray Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Jones County School District. Racial makeup is: White (61.9%), African American (30.2%), two or more races (4.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 66.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gray Elementary School is 13.7, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Jones County School District! (See more...)
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Compare Gray Elementary School employs 38.7 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gray Elementary School is $10,448. 2 elementary schools in the Jones County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Gray Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Jones County:

SchoolDigger ranks Jones County 61st of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Gray Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 66.66 410th 1101 62.8%
2007 67.90 382nd 1125 66.0%
2008 62.94 444th 1134 60.8%
2009 66.82 395th 1133 65.1%
2010 74.48 291st 1183 75.4%
2011 71.00 379th 1212 68.7%
2012 70.41 381st 1201 68.3%
2013 66.81 451st 1225 63.2%
2014 72.67 348th 1231 71.7%
2015 67.21 341st 1240 72.5%
2016 59.72 442nd 1233 64.2%
2017 54.93 482nd 1205 60.0%
2018 42.76 671st 1209 44.5%
2019 41.52 706th 1234 42.8%
2021 55.44 492nd 1214 59.5%
2022 57.75 477th 1244 61.7%
2023 68.39 354th 1242 71.5%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Gray Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1040 1040
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1019 1019
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1267 1267
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1235 1235
1994 816 330 1 7 0 n/a n/a 0 1154
1995 976 356 7 34 1 n/a n/a 0 1374
1996 976 356 7 34 1 n/a n/a 0 1374
1997 1039 328 9 45 1 n/a n/a 0 1422
1998 1085 331 9 29 2 n/a n/a 0 1456
1999 569 211 7 33 0 n/a n/a 0 820
2000 568 214 7 28 0 n/a n/a 0 817
2001 568 212 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 787
2002 596 212 5 4 2 n/a n/a 0 819
2003 596 212 5 4 2 n/a n/a 0 819
2004 626 205 12 6 3 n/a n/a 0 852
2005 649 209 6 4 3 n/a n/a 12 883
2006 714 219 7 3 3 n/a n/a 14 960
2007 791 220 9 7 3 n/a n/a 17 1047
2008 821 224 5 3 3 n/a n/a 15 1071
2009 819 239 4 1 2 n/a n/a 28 1093
2010 816 213 4 5 1 1 29 0 1069
2011 454 175 3 14 0 1 22 0 669
2012 459 175 3 12 0 0 14 0 663
2013 435 180 6 15 0 0 14 0 650
2014 404 183 6 15 0 0 18 0 626
2015 384 176 4 11 0 1 28 0 604
2016 382 183 4 10 0 0 20 0 599
2017 361 178 4 13 1 1 32 0 590
2018 371 183 5 9 1 0 35 0 604
2019 365 180 5 7 2 0 32 0 591
2020 380 164 4 11 0 0 32 0 591
2021 354 146 4 9 0 0 27 0 540
2022 322 152 4 10 1 0 20 0 509
2023 330 161 3 12 1 0 26 0 533

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 Gray Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1040 58.0 17.9 27.3
1991 1019 57.0 17.8 26.2
1992 1267 55.0 23.0 29.9
1993 1235 69.0 17.9 30.9
1994 1154 65.3 17.7 36.5
1995 1374 66.0 20.8 32.5
1996 1374 66.0 20.8 32.5
1997 1422 67.0 21.2 36.2
1998 1456 73.4 19.8 34.6
1999 820 45.5 18.0 44.6
2000 817 47.6 17.2 41.5
2001 787 45.8 17.2 37.7
2002 819 51.3 16.0 37.2
2003 819 51.3 16.0 37.2
2004 852 49.5 17.2 34.9
2005 883 53.5 16.5 34.9
2006 960 57.5 16.7 35.9
2007 1047 63.5 16.5 33.6
2008 1071 65.5 16.4 36.1
2009 1093 65.8 16.6 38.6
2010 1069 60.1 17.7 38.6
2011 669 39.7 16.8 41.9
2012 663 40.7 16.2 37.1
2013 650 39.8 16.3 46.5
2014 626 42.8 14.6 44.7
2015 604 43.0 14.0 46
2016 599 43.0 13.9 48.4
2017 590 41.7 14.1 49.8
2018 604 39.7 15.2 51.2
2019 591 38.5 15.3 47.7
2020 591 37.1 15.9 45.2
2021 540 39.0 13.8 49.3
2022 509 36.3 14.0 n/a
2023 533 38.7 13.7 66.4

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 Gray Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1040 58.0 17.9 27.3
1991 1019 57.0 17.8 26.2
1992 1267 55.0 23.0 29.9
1993 1235 69.0 17.9 30.9
1994 1154 65.3 17.7 36.5
1995 1374 66.0 20.8 32.5
1996 1374 66.0 20.8 32.5
1997 1422 67.0 21.2 36.2
1998 1456 73.4 19.8 34.6
1999 820 45.5 18.0 44.6
2000 817 47.6 17.2 41.5
2001 787 45.8 17.2 37.7
2002 819 51.3 16.0 37.2
2003 819 51.3 16.0 37.2
2004 852 49.5 17.2 34.9
2005 883 53.5 16.5 34.9
2006 960 57.5 16.7 35.9
2007 1047 63.5 16.5 33.6
2008 1071 65.5 16.4 36.1
2009 1093 65.8 16.6 38.6
2010 1069 60.1 17.7 38.6
2011 669 39.7 16.8 41.9
2012 663 40.7 16.2 37.1
2013 650 39.8 16.3 46.5
2014 626 42.8 14.6 44.7
2015 604 43.0 14.0 46
2016 599 43.0 13.9 48.4
2017 590 41.7 14.1 49.8
2018 604 39.7 15.2 51.2
2019 591 38.5 15.3 47.7
2020 591 37.1 15.9 45.2
2021 540 39.0 13.8 49.3
2022 509 36.3 14.0 n/a
2023 533 38.7 13.7 66.4

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 Gray Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $389 (3.9%) $9,578 (96.1%) $9,967
2018 $341 (3.5%) $9,273 (96.4%) $9,615
2019 $515 (4.9%) $9,933 (95.1%) $10,448

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Gray Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 706th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 354th of 1242 Elementary schools
 28.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Gray Elementary School)39.841.3
 1.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Jones County)46.742.5
 4.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Gray Elementary School)4847.6
 0.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Jones County)53.148
 5.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Gray Elementary School)41.235.9
 5.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Jones County)40.933.4
 7.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Gray Elementary School)52.942.3
 10.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Jones County)51.342.6
 8.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Gray Elementary School)2855.7
 27.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Jones County)39.248.6
 9.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Gray Elementary School)29.950.6
 20.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Jones County)36.343.6
 7.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Gray Elementary School)33.664.6
 31%
   5th Grade Science (Jones County)45.350.7
 5.4%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students591533
 9.8%
African American180161
 10.6%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian53
 40%
Hispanic712
 71.4%
Pacific Islander00
White365330
 9.6%
Two or More Races3226
 18.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients47.7%66.4%
 18.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Gray Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 533 students attended Gray Elementary School.

Students at Gray Elementary School are 62% White, 30% African American, 5% Two or more races, 2% Hispanic.

Gray Elementary School ranks 354th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

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

Middle : Gray Station Middle School
High : Jones County 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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