Whigham Elementary School

211 W Broad Ave
Whigham, GA 39897
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Whigham Elementary School serves 420 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Whigham 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 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 63% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 420 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in GA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Whigham Elementary School's student population of 420 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
420 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Whigham Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Whigham Elementary School is 0.39, 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
#435 out of 2168 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
8%
18%
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Black
11%
36%
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White
77%
37%
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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
0.39
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
4%
7%
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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 Whigham Elementary School's ranking?
Whigham Elementary School is ranked #435 out of 2,168 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Georgia.
What schools are Whigham Elementary School often compared to?
Whigham Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Northside Elementary School, Eastside Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
51% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% GA state average), while 45% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% GA state average).
How many students attend Whigham Elementary School?
420 students attend Whigham Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of Whigham Elementary School students are White, 11% of students are Black, 8% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Whigham Elementary School?
Whigham Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Georgia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Whigham Elementary School offer ?
Whigham Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Whigham Elementary School part of?
Whigham Elementary School is part of Grady County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 420 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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