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Overall Niche Grade
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  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-
Buford High School is a top rated, public school located in Buford, GA. It has 1,299 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
Address
2750 Sawnee Ave
Buford, GA 30518
Telephone
(770) 945-6768

Buford High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1160
190 responses
Average ACT
26
91 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$51,463
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$835
National
$949
Median Home Value
$162,800
National
$184,700

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.26 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • When the drumline plays during football season
    18%
  • Homecoming/Spirit Week & our annual Chorus Concert
    18%
  • Senior Week
    16%
  • Prom
    14%
  • The Band's Halftime Show
    11%
  • Homecoming parade
    7%
  • Triple A Day
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,299
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,942
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,604/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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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!
While attending Buford High School I have largely benefitted from the small class sizes and one-on-one help from teachers who truly care about my education and life. The facilities and opportunities available at Buford High School are top notch, and I am proud to know that I will be a Buford High alumna. My only concern with the school is how rampant and apparent the cliques are. If you weren't born into Buford heritage or haven't attended the school since Kindergarten you are likely to remain feeling like an outsider for the rest of your time in the school system. If given the chance to start high school over at another school, I would still choose Buford.