Buford High School

  • Buford High School serves 1,426 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 77% (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 73% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Buford High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 61%.

Top Placements

Buford High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

  • Buford High School's student population of 1,426 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 81 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,426 students
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Total Classroom Teachers81 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Buford High School is ranked within the top 5% 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 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Buford High School is 0.63, 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 School Rank (16-17)#74 out of 2185 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
28%
16%
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Black
13%
37%
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White
53%
39%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.630.69
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Graduation Rate
93%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBuford City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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