Fairyland Elementary School

Summary:

Fairyland Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, serving grades PK-5 with a total enrollment of 279 students. This school stands out as an exceptional educational institution, consistently delivering outstanding academic results and ranking among the top 5% of elementary schools in the state.

Fairyland Elementary consistently outperforms the Walker County and Georgia state averages in standardized test scores across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, Fairyland's 5th-grade students scored 86.2% proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 40.5% for Walker County and 41.6% for the state. In Mathematics, Fairyland's 5th-graders scored 93.1% proficient or better, compared to 32.3% for Walker County and 37.4% for the state. This consistent academic excellence has earned Fairyland Elementary a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and a ranking of 30th out of 1,242 Georgia elementary schools.

However, the school's demographics suggest some potential socioeconomic and racial disparities. Fairyland Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of white students (89.96%) compared to the surrounding schools, such as Rossville Elementary School (69.23% white) and Chattanooga Valley Elementary School (87.45% white). Additionally, Fairyland has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (19%), compared to the higher rates at nearby schools. These differences raise questions about the school's diversity and inclusiveness, and it would be valuable to investigate the factors contributing to these disparities.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1306 Lula Lake Rd
       Lookout Mountain, GA  30750


(706) 820-1171

District: Walker County

SchoolDigger Rank:
30th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,745 Help


Students who attend Fairyland Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Chattanooga Valley Middle School
High:    Ridgeland High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.3 Help
Number of students:  279

Racial breakdown:

White:
90.0%
Hispanic:
5.4%
Two or more races:
2.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Fairyland Elementary School ranks better than 97.6% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks first among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Walker County School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.69. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Fairyland Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Walker County School District. Racial makeup is: White (90%), Hispanic (5.4%), two or more races (2.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 19% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Walker County School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fairyland Elementary School is 11.3, which is the 3rd best among 10 elementary schools in the Walker County School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fairyland Elementary School is $11,745, which is the 4th highest among 10 elementary schools in the Walker County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Walker County:

SchoolDigger ranks Walker County 104th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Fairyland Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 87.66 56th 1101 94.9%
2007 89.66 39th 1125 96.5%
2008 86.94 80th 1134 92.9%
2009 89.53 49th 1133 95.7%
2010 87.29 68th 1183 94.3%
2011 81.59 175th 1212 85.6%
2012 86.08 68th 1201 94.3%
2013 83.54 105th 1225 91.4%
2014 82.70 130th 1231 89.4%
2015 96.87 40th 1240 96.8%
2016 96.84 37th 1233 97.0%
2017 97.52 29th 1205 97.6%
2018 94.43 65th 1209 94.6%
2019 96.68 34th 1234 97.2%
2021 98.44 14th 1214 98.8%
2022 97.88 32nd 1244 97.4%
2023 97.69 30th 1242 97.6%
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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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Enrollment information for Fairyland 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 300 300
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 333 333
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 328 328
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 343 343
1994 320 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 320
1995 308 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 308
1996 308 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 308
1997 317 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 317
1998 302 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 303
1999 276 1 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 280
2000 252 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 253
2001 256 4 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 263
2002 317 2 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 322
2003 317 2 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 322
2004 304 3 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 309
2005 303 1 2 2 0 n/a n/a 1 309
2006 344 0 2 2 0 n/a n/a 2 350
2007 329 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a 3 335
2008 312 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 6 320
2009 303 2 2 3 0 n/a n/a 7 317
2010 286 3 1 8 0 0 1 0 299
2011 263 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 269
2012 252 0 2 2 0 0 3 0 259
2013 224 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 230
2014 221 0 2 1 0 0 4 0 228
2015 240 0 3 8 0 0 5 0 256
2016 221 0 4 9 0 0 3 0 237
2017 237 1 4 13 0 0 4 0 259
2018 266 3 5 11 0 0 4 0 289
2019 255 2 4 18 0 0 4 0 283
2020 264 0 4 17 0 0 5 0 290
2021 233 2 4 17 0 0 6 0 262
2022 213 5 2 16 0 0 8 0 244
2023 251 2 3 15 0 0 8 0 279

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 Fairyland Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 300 18.0 16.6 9
1991 333 19.0 17.5 9
1992 328 20.0 16.4 14.6
1993 343 16.0 21.4 12.5
1994 320 19.3 16.6 12.5
1995 308 19.0 16.2 13.3
1996 308 19.0 16.2 13.3
1997 317 19.0 16.7 16.7
1998 303 20.4 14.9 17.8
1999 280 19.0 14.7 17.5
2000 253 17.0 14.9 17
2001 263 18.4 14.3 14.1
2002 322 20.8 15.5 19.3
2003 322 20.8 15.5 19.3
2004 309 21.0 14.7 23.9
2005 309 23.1 13.4 24.4
2006 350 23.0 15.2 23.9
2007 335 24.0 14.0 23.5
2008 320 24.5 13.1 27.1
2009 317 24.8 12.8 30.3
2010 299 25.5 11.7 30.4
2011 269 20.3 13.2 34.2
2012 259 20.0 12.9 32
2013 230 18.0 12.7 29.6
2014 228 16.5 13.8 28.1
2015 256 20.0 12.8 27.3
2016 237 19.0 12.4 23.6
2017 259 22.1 11.7 25.9
2018 289 23.6 12.2 24.9
2019 283 23.9 11.8 27.6
2020 290 23.9 12.1 24.1
2021 262 23.1 11.3 25.6
2022 244 22.0 11.0 n/a
2023 279 24.6 11.3 19

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 Fairyland Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 300 18.0 16.6 9
1991 333 19.0 17.5 9
1992 328 20.0 16.4 14.6
1993 343 16.0 21.4 12.5
1994 320 19.3 16.6 12.5
1995 308 19.0 16.2 13.3
1996 308 19.0 16.2 13.3
1997 317 19.0 16.7 16.7
1998 303 20.4 14.9 17.8
1999 280 19.0 14.7 17.5
2000 253 17.0 14.9 17
2001 263 18.4 14.3 14.1
2002 322 20.8 15.5 19.3
2003 322 20.8 15.5 19.3
2004 309 21.0 14.7 23.9
2005 309 23.1 13.4 24.4
2006 350 23.0 15.2 23.9
2007 335 24.0 14.0 23.5
2008 320 24.5 13.1 27.1
2009 317 24.8 12.8 30.3
2010 299 25.5 11.7 30.4
2011 269 20.3 13.2 34.2
2012 259 20.0 12.9 32
2013 230 18.0 12.7 29.6
2014 228 16.5 13.8 28.1
2015 256 20.0 12.8 27.3
2016 237 19.0 12.4 23.6
2017 259 22.1 11.7 25.9
2018 289 23.6 12.2 24.9
2019 283 23.9 11.8 27.6
2020 290 23.9 12.1 24.1
2021 262 23.1 11.3 25.6
2022 244 22.0 11.0 n/a
2023 279 24.6 11.3 19

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 Fairyland Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $189 (1.7%) $10,932 (98.3%) $11,121
2018 $291 (2.6%) $10,929 (97.4%) $11,220
2019 $327 (2.8%) $11,418 (97.2%) $11,744

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Fairyland Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 34th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 30th of 1242 Elementary schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Fairyland Elementary School)93.577.8
 15.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Walker County)39.633.2
 6.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Fairyland Elementary School)80.472.2
 8.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Walker County)44.738.3
 6.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Fairyland Elementary School)86.272.9
 13.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Walker County)41.131.9
 9.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Fairyland Elementary School)77.681.3
 3.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Walker County)37.239.9
 2.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Fairyland Elementary School)79.586.2
 6.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Walker County)42.540.5
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Fairyland Elementary School)84.693.1
 8.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Walker County)30.732.3
 1.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Fairyland Elementary School)84.689.7
 5.1%
   5th Grade Science (Walker County)47.241.2
 6%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students283279
 1.4%
African American22
American Indian00
Asian43
 25%
Hispanic1815
 16.7%
Pacific Islander00
White255251
 1.6%
Two or More Races48
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients27.6%19%
 8.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairyland Elementary School

Students at Fairyland Elementary School are 90% White, 5% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 279 students attended Fairyland Elementary School.

Yes! Fairyland Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 30th of 1243 Georgia elementary schools.

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

Middle : Chattanooga Valley Middle School
High : Ridgeland 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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