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Posted July 24, 2012

Buford recently changed administration. I had such a positive experience when I contacted Kaleen Pulley. The adminstration treats you with kindness and respect regardless of your problem. Strong leadership is the foundation of a great school. Buford Academy is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2011

I have 2 children in Buford City schools, one in the Academy and one in Middle school, both have been in Buford since kindergarten. Our experiences with teachers have been incredible with one exception which was immediately handled by the Principal. Buford school pride is over the top and the community is awesome. Outstanding academics and extracurricular activities. We feel blessed to be part of such an awesome school. Go Wolves!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

The teachers are great! school is very welcoming and students are really happy about learning in this great enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2009

My child used to attend schools nearby in another district, and since we moved to Buford ditrict, my child has had great teachers! Im impressed with the parent/teacher contact and the creative lessons that my child comes home telling us at the dinner table. My child has had a positive experience so far and he is only in 3rd grade! Thanks Ms. Mcelroy for providing that for him! He now looks forward to going to school! Buford has great athletic opportunities as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2009

My children have been to a school in another state, and there is no comparison. The principal and vice prinicipals are excellent leaders and very approachable. They have a great team of teachers and definitely work as a team. The school is respectful of their students - no berating or yelling. Extracurricular resources and 'specials' are abundant. This school is a big part of the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2006

Love the school and teachers. Not happy with number of children eligible for gifted. I higher number children achieving gifted status in other schools in our area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2003

Great school! Small class sizes. Lots of parent involvment. No trailers! School encourages parent/teacher relationships. I am always kept in the loop about my son. He will be going to the middle school next year and I expect another great year! Buford is the closest thing to a private school and with the added bonus of a terrific sports program.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

244 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

243 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

244 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

286 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 44%
Hispanic 28% 12%
Black 15% 37%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Joy Davis
Fax number
  • (678) 482-6969

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2705 Robert Bell Pkwy
Buford, GA 30518
Phone: (678) 482-6960

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