Sawyer Road Elementary School

Summary:

Sawyer Road Elementary School is a public elementary school in Marietta, Georgia, serving 583 students in grades K-5. The school is part of the Marietta City School District, which is ranked 82 out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 3-star rating.

Sawyer Road Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic (47.68%) and African American (34.99%) students compared to nearby schools, which tend to have a higher percentage of White students. The school's test scores on the Milestones Assessment are consistently lower than the Marietta City and Georgia state averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, only 36.5% of 3rd graders were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 48.4% in Marietta City and 38.6% statewide. Additionally, Sawyer Road has a very high percentage of students (77.36% in 2022-2023) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

Despite higher spending per student at Sawyer Road ($13,057 in 2018-2019) compared to nearby schools, the school's performance lags significantly behind higher-performing schools like West Side Elementary and Marietta Center for Advanced Academics. This suggests that simply increasing funding may not be enough to improve student outcomes, and the school may need to examine how resources are being allocated and utilized to better support student learning.


Detail:

Public K-5

 840 Sawyer Rd
       Marietta, GA  30062


(770) 429-9923

District: Marietta City

SchoolDigger Rank:
720th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,057 Help


Students who attend Sawyer Road Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Marietta Middle School
    Marietta Sixth Grade Academy
High:    Marietta High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.0 Help
Number of students:  583

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
47.7%
African American:
35.0%
White:
8.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  77.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sawyer Road Elementary School ranks worse than 57.9% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 6th among 8 ranked elementary schools in the Marietta City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 38.11. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (47.7%), African American (35%), White (8.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 77.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sawyer Road Elementary School is 10, which is the 2nd best among 8 elementary schools in the Marietta City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sawyer Road Elementary School is $13,057, which is the 3rd highest among 8 elementary schools in the Marietta City School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Marietta City:

SchoolDigger ranks Marietta City 82nd of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sawyer Road Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 28.90 875th 1101 20.5%
2007 16.27 1014th 1125 9.9%
2008 25.90 938th 1134 17.3%
2009 26.62 933rd 1133 17.7%
2010 46.87 740th 1183 37.4%
2011 60.11 573rd 1212 52.7%
2012 56.61 635th 1201 47.1%
2013 61.86 557th 1225 54.5%
2014 53.56 694th 1231 43.6%
2015 29.09 874th 1240 29.5%
2016 34.56 807th 1233 34.5%
2017 39.30 711th 1205 41.0%
2018 28.80 863rd 1209 28.6%
2019 37.37 755th 1234 38.8%
2021 31.69 785th 1214 35.3%
2022 44.68 636th 1244 48.9%
2023 38.11 720th 1242 42.0%
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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

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 4.5)
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by a citizen
Sunday, March 28, 2021

Open Quote The staff at this school seem to not be concerned with helping children with disabilities. They especially do not assist children with a parent with a disability.
Some things are so simple to do to ensure the proper advocacy is allowed for both parents and students but the staff at Sawyer fail to do what is needed. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Open Quote Sawyer Road Elementary is a fantastic and diverse school. The IB program is wonderful and my children have thrived in this school. They offer so much more than just academics - Art, Music/Drama, Spanish, hands on Science Lab and fun STEM Activities in the classrooms. SRE has been a great fit for my family and a wonderful community. We lucked out that we’re districted for Sawyer! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, January 8, 2016

Open Quote My two children have been at Sawyer Road for a combination of 5 years and I highly recommend this amazing school. My husband and I have been very impressed with the well thought out IB Curriculum, the quality of the teachers and respect they show every student. We’re impressed with the quality and depth of our children's work, and how this school is helping them grow into well spoken, confident young people. Our children enjoy school and enjoy learning. They are learning at Sawyer Road how to be well rounded, creative thinkers. Sawyer Road is a place where the more you learn the more you are impressed. I highly recommend all parents to take a tour and see all the amazing things happening at Sawyer Road. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, December 3, 2015

Open Quote Sawyer Road Elementary is a fantastic multi cultural school. The teachers and staff are amazing and they truly care about the wellbeing of my child. I love everything from spanish class, the science lab, the nature trail behind the school, the garden, art class, music and drama, the huge media center, computer labs, ipads, the IB philosophy and curriculum and the IB Learner profiles. My kids are thriving and excelling in school. Sawyer is truly a special place and I'm thankful everyday that my kids get to go to school here. Close Quote


Facebook Profile Picture by a parent on FaceBook
Friday, August 29, 2014

Open Quote We love this school! It really isn't a school as much as a family! My second son just started Kindergarten this year and he is excited to get up and go to school everyday! The teachers and staff are amazing and dedicated to all the children who attend. The International Baccalaureate curriculum is second to none and the Marietta City Schools district offers children the chance for the IB diploma when graduating high school. This is highly sought after by colleges! Wouldn't think of sending my children anywhere else! Go take a tour and you will see what it is all about! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Open Quote We have thoroughly enjoyed our first year at Sawyer Road. The teachers are amazing and really care about educating the children. You can feel the energy and the passion as you walked through the halls. No matter the time of the day or the time in the school year, you would always feel welcolmed at Sawyer Road. Close Quote


Facebook Profile Picture by a parent on FaceBook
Friday, August 12, 2011

Open Quote Hello to All,

My son has attended Sawyer Road for three years now! He is in with an IEP and has come very far. I am very happy with school and staff!

Bless Day, Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, November 13, 2010

Open Quote This school is truly exceptional. Being an IB school sets this school apart from any other in Cobb County. The teachers are passionate about the IB PYP program and the students love this type of learning environment. We are still shocked that we can get this type of education for our children from a public school! Once you step through the doors, you will know there is no comparison. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sawyer Road Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 88 266 33 252 2 n/a n/a 45 686
2007 75 244 32 312 1 n/a n/a 50 714
2008 64 238 43 329 0 n/a n/a 53 727
2009 66 212 41 267 0 n/a n/a 43 629
2010 59 183 37 266 3 0 20 0 568
2011 81 206 27 308 3 0 24 0 649
2012 84 233 21 347 9 0 26 0 720
2013 88 255 27 347 9 0 22 0 748
2014 65 269 32 376 11 0 24 0 777
2015 77 249 25 407 10 0 18 0 786
2016 62 252 18 415 4 1 28 0 780
2017 56 247 21 421 1 1 27 0 774
2018 67 233 20 415 1 0 22 0 758
2019 70 194 9 361 3 0 24 0 661
2020 57 179 16 355 6 0 27 0 640
2021 57 191 12 297 5 0 31 0 593
2022 52 167 14 301 4 0 32 0 570
2023 50 204 11 278 6 0 34 0 583

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 Sawyer Road Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 686 49.0 14.0 77.4
2007 714 55.5 12.9 77.7
2008 727 60.5 12.0 77.9
2009 629 51.0 12.3 77.1
2010 568 43.0 13.2 72.7
2011 649 44.0 14.7 73.2
2012 720 47.5 15.1 72.8
2013 748 51.5 14.5 80.3
2014 777 54.0 14.3 73.1
2015 786 60.0 13.1 72.8
2016 780 62.0 12.5 74.1
2017 774 62.0 12.4 73.5
2018 758 61.4 12.3 72.3
2019 661 60.5 10.9 63.5
2020 640 55.5 11.5 74.2
2021 593 55.5 10.6 71.5
2022 570 56.5 10.0 n/a
2023 583 58.0 10.0 77.4

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 Sawyer Road Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 686 49.0 14.0 77.4
2007 714 55.5 12.9 77.7
2008 727 60.5 12.0 77.9
2009 629 51.0 12.3 77.1
2010 568 43.0 13.2 72.7
2011 649 44.0 14.7 73.2
2012 720 47.5 15.1 72.8
2013 748 51.5 14.5 80.3
2014 777 54.0 14.3 73.1
2015 786 60.0 13.1 72.8
2016 780 62.0 12.5 74.1
2017 774 62.0 12.4 73.5
2018 758 61.4 12.3 72.3
2019 661 60.5 10.9 63.5
2020 640 55.5 11.5 74.2
2021 593 55.5 10.6 71.5
2022 570 56.5 10.0 n/a
2023 583 58.0 10.0 77.4

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 Sawyer Road Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $529 (5.1%) $9,936 (94.9%) $10,465
2018 $548 (5.0%) $10,470 (95.0%) $11,018
2019 $670 (5.1%) $12,387 (94.9%) $13,057

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sawyer Road Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 755th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 720th of 1242 Elementary schools
 3.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sawyer Road Elementary School)28.336.5
 8.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Marietta City)41.348.4
 7.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sawyer Road Elementary School)5043.5
 6.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Marietta City)51.354.8
 3.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Sawyer Road Elementary School)32.729.1
 3.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Marietta City)47.241.2
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sawyer Road Elementary School)47.340.7
 6.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Marietta City)55.552.2
 3.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Sawyer Road Elementary School)34.228.1
 6.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Marietta City)45.343.7
 1.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sawyer Road Elementary School)30.832.3
 1.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Marietta City)40.543.5
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Sawyer Road Elementary School)36.78.3
 28.4%
   5th Grade Science (Marietta City)40.132.2
 7.9%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students661583
 11.8%
African American194204
 5.2%
American Indian36
 100%
Asian911
 22.2%
Hispanic361278
 23%
Pacific Islander00
White7050
 28.6%
Two or More Races2434
 41.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients63.5%77.4%
 13.8%


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Students who attend Sawyer Road Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Marietta Middle School
Middle : Marietta Sixth Grade Academy
High : Marietta High School

Sawyer Road Elementary School ranks 720th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Sawyer Road Elementary School are 48% Hispanic, 35% African American, 9% White, 6% Two or more races, 2% Asian, 1% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 583 students attended Sawyer Road Elementary 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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