Dawson Elementary School

180 Northstar Dr
Columbus, GA 31907
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 298 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Dawson Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Georgia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 63% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 298 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50% in GA
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Dawson Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Dawson Elementary School's student population of 298 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
298 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Dawson Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,204 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Dawson Elementary School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (GA)
#2175 out of 2204 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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≤5%
37%
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6-9%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dawson 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 2021-22 school year data.
≤10%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Dawson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
4%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Dawson Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
85%
36%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Dawson Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
2%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Georgia.
0.27
This chart display the diversity score of Dawson Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Dawson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
8%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dawson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dawson Elementary School's ranking?
Dawson Elementary School is ranked #2175 out of 2,204 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Georgia.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% GA state average), while 6-9% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% GA state average).
How many students attend Dawson Elementary School?
298 students attend Dawson Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
85% of Dawson Elementary School students are Black, 9% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dawson Elementary School?
Dawson Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Georgia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Dawson Elementary School offer ?
Dawson Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Dawson Elementary School part of?
Dawson Elementary School is part of Muscogee County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 298 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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