A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
2750 Sawnee Ave
Buford, GA 30518
Telephone
(770) 945-6768

Buford High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1150
147 responses
Average ACT
25
76 responses
AP Enrollment
28%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • When the drumline plays during football season
    19%
  • Homecoming/Spirit Week & our annual Chorus Concert
    18%
  • Senior Week
    16%
  • Prom
    13%
  • The Band's Halftime Show
    13%
  • Homecoming parade
    8%
  • After girls BB game-go into stands to thank fans
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,207
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,604/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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Buford High School Reviews

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Buford High School is a very good school. I would recommend it over other schools in the Gwinnett County area. It is a public school in Gwinnett but if you do not live in Buford city, you will pay an out of district cost. I was a transfer student and my parents paid for out of district for two years and then we moved into the district of Buford. I definitely feel like I benefited from transferring from my last school. Our principal had a strong code of ethics and with no tolerance for any drug, alcohol, bullying, any type of weapons and more. Graduated and happy with the classes, courses, and friends made along the way. Now here I come Georgia Southern University!
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I attended Buford High School all four years of high school and it was the best four years of my life. A lot of people state that high school was the worst years of their life but that is because they went to the wrong school. Buford is such a welcoming and enriching school. Buford High School is home to me. Buford has an incredible support system and you can always count on everyone when you need them the most. The staff and teachers are impeccable people who truly prepare you succeed in life. Everyone who visits Buford says that they've never been to a unique school where everyone looks out for each other. Buford provides a variety of opportunities, resources, and experiences that you wouldn't be able to receive any where else. If you have a chance to attend or even visit Buford High School, you won't regret it!
I have attended Buford City Schools since the first grade and Buford High School was my last stepping stone in reaching my goal. At Buford High School, it is the community that makes the experience so special! We are all part of a family; we help each other to become an effective member of society. I have no request in making any changes to the system, as it has been very successful in making sure students achieve excellence in the arts, athletics, and academics.