Fifth Avenue Elementary School

101 Fifth Ave,

Decatur, GA, 30030-1937

Tel: (404)370-4460
Grades: 4-5

502 students

Fifth Avenue Elementary School serves 502 students in grades 4-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the GA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.
Fifth Avenue Elementary School operates within the Decatur City School District.

Overview

The student population of 502 students has grown by 22% over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades 4-5
Total Students 502 students
Fifth Avenue Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 43% Male / 57%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Fifth Avenue Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Fifth Avenue Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Fifth Avenue Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
3%
Fifth Avenue Elementary School Asian (1995-2012)
Hispanic
5%
12%
Fifth Avenue Elementary School Hispanic (1995-2012)
Black
29%
37%
Fifth Avenue Elementary School Black (1994-2012)
White
56%
44%
Fifth Avenue Elementary School White (1994-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Fifth Avenue Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Fifth Avenue Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.60 0.66
Fifth Avenue Elementary School Diversity Score (1994-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
21%
51%
Fifth Avenue Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
7%
Fifth Avenue Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,464 students has grown by 22% over five years.
School District Name Decatur City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
5
Number of Students Managed 3,464 3,298
Decatur City School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $42 MM $34 MM
Decatur City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $54 MM $36 MM
Decatur City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,793 $9,939
Decatur City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $19,273 $10,367
Decatur City School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Decatur High School (0.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Renfroe Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is New Glennwood Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Decatur New Glennwood Elementary School
    440 East Ponce De Leon Ave
    Decatur , GA , 30030
    (404)370-4435
    0.1  mi  |  240  students  |  Gr.  KG-3
  • Decatur Decatur High School
    Charter School
    310 North Mcdonough St
    Decatur , GA , 30030
    (404)370-4420
    Charter School
    0.5  mi  |  824  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Decatur Clairemont Elementary School
    Charter School
    155 Erie Ave
    Decatur , GA , 30030
    (404)370-4450
    Charter School
    0.6  mi  |  320  students  |  Gr.  KG-3
  • Decatur Winnona Park Elementary School
    Charter School
    510 Avery St
    Decatur , GA , 30030
    (404)370-4490
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  326  students  |  Gr.  KG-3
  • Decatur Renfroe Middle School
    Charter School
    220 West College Ave
    Decatur , GA , 30030
    (404)370-4440
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  687  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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