Buford High School

  • Buford High School serves 1,299 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 82% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 69% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 40%) for the 2015-2016 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 10%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 59%.
  • Buford High School operates within the Buford City School District.
  • Buford City School District's 91% graduation rate is higher than the Georgia state average of 81%.

Top Placements

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

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 10%)

School Overview

  • Buford High School's student population of 1299 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 71 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,299 students
Buford High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Buford High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers71 teachers
Buford High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeBuford High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Buford High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2174 schools in Georgia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 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 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
41%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
40%
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
Buford High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
2%
4%
Buford High School Asian Students (1996-2016)
Hispanic
23%
15%
Buford High School Black Students (1996-2016)
Black
14%
37%
Buford High School Black Students (1996-2016)
White
58%
41%
Buford High School White Students (1996-2016)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Buford High School Two Or More Races Students (2010-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsBuford High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownGA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.600.41
Buford High School Diversity Score (1996-2016)
Graduation Rate
91%
81%
Buford High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
57%
Buford High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
Buford High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Buford High School is Buford City School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 198 school districts in Georgia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Buford City School District's student population of 4,330 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 80-84% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $11,091 is higher than the state average of $9,937. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,397 is less than the state average of $9,903. The district spending/student has declined by 11% over four school years.
    School District NameBuford City School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    4
    5
    Number of Students Managed4,3303,295
    Buford City School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    68%
    41%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    58%
    40%
    District Graduation Rate
    91%
    81%
    District Total Revenue$42 MM$33 MM
    District Spending$36 MM$33 MM
    District Revenue / Student$11,091$9,937
    District Spending / Student$9,397$9,903
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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