Waldo Pafford Elementary School

2550 15th St
Hinesville, GA 31313
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Waldo Pafford Elementary School serves 743 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Waldo Pafford Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 63% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 743 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in GA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Waldo Pafford Elementary School's student population of 743 students has grown by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
743 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Rankings

Waldo Pafford Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,168 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Waldo Pafford Elementary School is 0.63, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1377 out of 2168 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
16%
18%
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Black
56%
36%
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White
16%
37%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Waldo Pafford Elementary School's ranking?
Waldo Pafford Elementary School is ranked #1377 out of 2,168 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Georgia.
What schools are Waldo Pafford Elementary School often compared to?
Waldo Pafford Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Taylors Creek Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
21% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% GA state average), while 26% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% GA state average).
How many students attend Waldo Pafford Elementary School?
743 students attend Waldo Pafford Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
56% of Waldo Pafford Elementary School students are Black, 16% of students are Hispanic, 16% of students are White, 9% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Waldo Pafford Elementary School?
Waldo Pafford Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Georgia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Waldo Pafford Elementary School offer ?
Waldo Pafford Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Waldo Pafford Elementary School part of?
Waldo Pafford Elementary School is part of Liberty County School District.

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Spring Break - School Holidays
April 01, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of School - End of 4th Nine Weeks
May 17, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 743 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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