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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
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Buford High School is a top rated, public school located in Buford, GA. It has 1,361 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
2455 Buford Hwy NE
Buford, GA 30518
Telephone
(770) 945-6768

Buford High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1170
275 responses
Average ACT
26
138 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$48,772
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$867
National
$949
Median Home Value
$182,500
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • When the drumline plays during football season
    18%
  • Senior Week
    16%
  • Homecoming/Spirit Week & our annual Chorus Concert
    16%
  • Prom
    13%
  • The Band's Halftime Show
    11%
  • Homecoming parade
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,361
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,549
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.4%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 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
$13,138/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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Over my two years I have completed in Buford High School, I have not encountered a single thing I did not simply love. So far, all of my teachers have treated me with upmost respect and have been there to help me in any area that I need. Not only are the academics amazing, but I am involved in high school baseball, and the athletics department are to die for. As they say at Buford “Triple A excellence: Academics, Atheletics, And Arts”. Until I reached my freshman year, I did not understand how accurate this statement was. Overall, I have loved my experiences at Buford High school so far and can’t wait to see what the future has to offer!
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Overall, Buford High School is the perfect school to when it comes to being prepared for college. To start off, 89% of graduates attend college/post secondary school. Former students that are attending college have said that some of the classes they took in high school are easier than the classes they are taking now! When it comes to winning, Buford High School is responsible for winning over 65 state championships in academic, athletics, and the arts. Overall, this high school stands out from others in the county of Gwinnett and in the state.
At Buford High School, I have experienced nothing short of community and family. One can walk in and instantly feel like home. Personally, I have been involved with Buford since I was in Kindergarten, and not once have I ever wished anything different. I am forever grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of this environment!