Bessie L. Baggett Elementary School

  • Bessie L. Baggett Elementary School serves 635 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 43% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 48% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Bessie L. Baggett Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Georgia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 61%.

Top Placements

Bessie L. Baggett Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

  • Bessie L. Baggett Elementary School's student population of 635 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students635 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bessie L. Baggett Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,185 schools in Georgia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bessie L. Baggett Elementary School is 0.67, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#669 out of 2185 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Bessie L. Baggett Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Georgia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Bessie L. Baggett Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Georgia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
14%
16%
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Black
35%
37%
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White
44%
39%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bessie L. Baggett Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score0.670.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Bessie L. Baggett Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePaulding County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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