Birney Elementary School

775 Smyrna Powder Springs Rd
Marietta, GA 30060
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Birney Elementary School serves 873 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Birney Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

Birney Elementary School's student population of 873 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students873 students
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Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
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School Comparison

Birney Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Birney Elementary School is 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1765 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
45%
15%
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Black
44%
37%
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White
6%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.610.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCobb County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Birney Elementary School is Osborne High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Smitha Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Milford Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Marietta Milford Elementary School Math: 34% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 385 students
    1.0 miles
    2390 Austell Rd Sw
    Marietta, GA 30008
    (678) 842-6966
    1 PK-5 385
  • Marietta Osborne High School Math: 18% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,119 students
    1.1 miles
    2451 Favor Rd Sw
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (770) 437-5900
    1.1 9-12 2,119
  • Smyrna Norton Park Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 900 students
    1.4 miles
    3041 Gray Rd Se
    Smyrna, GA 30082
    (678) 842-5833
    1.4 PK-5 900
  • Marietta Labelle Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 439 students
    1.6 miles
    230 Cresson Dr Sw
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (678) 842-6955
    1.6 PK-5 439
  • Smyrna Russell Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 658 students
    1.6 miles
    3920 S Hurt Rd Sw
    Smyrna, GA 30082
    (770) 437-5937
    1.6 PK-5 658

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