3900 Cleveland Rd
Dalton, GA 30721
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Varnell Elementary School serves 427 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Varnell Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Varnell Elementary School's student population of 427 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
427 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Varnell Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,196 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Varnell Elementary School is 0.55, 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 Data
This School
State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#571 out of 2196 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
38%
15%
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Black
1%
37%
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White
56%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 427 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in GA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.55 (Top 50%)

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