Laurel Ridge Elementary School

1215 Balsam Dr
Decatur, GA 30033
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Laurel Ridge Elementary School serves 473 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Laurel Ridge Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Laurel Ridge Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Laurel Ridge Elementary School's student population of 473 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students473 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

Laurel Ridge Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Laurel Ridge Elementary School is 0.71, which is more 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
#423 out of 2188 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
10%
4%
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Hispanic
18%
15%
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Black
18%
37%
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White
47%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.710.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDekalb County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Laurel Ridge Elementary School is Lakeside High School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Druid Hills Middle School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Decatur Druid Hills Middle School Math: 40% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 929 students
    0.3 miles
    3100 Mount Olive Dr
    Decatur, GA 30033
    (678) 874-7602
    0.3 6-8 929
  • Decatur Coralwood Education Center
    Grades: PK-K | 236 students
    1.1 miles
    2477 Coralwood Dr
    Decatur, GA 30033
    (678) 874-6002
    1.1 PK-K 236
  • Decatur Mclendon Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 421 students
    1.1 miles
    3169 Hollywood Dr
    Decatur, GA 30033
    (678) 676-5902
    1.1 PK-5 421
  • Atlanta Oak Grove Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 534 students
    1.6 miles
    1857 Oak Grove Rd Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30345
    (678) 874-7402
    1.6 PK-5 534
  • Decatur Briarlake Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 429 students
    1.7 miles
    3590 Lavista Rd
    Decatur, GA 30033
    (678) 874-2502
    1.7 PK-5 429

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