A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
70 Wiley Drive. Suite 200
Buford, GA 30518
Telephone
(770) 945-5035

Buford City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1140
138 responses
Average ACT
25
69 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,173
Free or Reduced Lunch
43.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,942
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$39,754,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,604/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    28%
  • Other
    6%

Buford City Schools Reviews

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As an Alum that attended Buford City Schools from kindergarten through graduation, I can honestly say that my schooling experience was irreplaceable. The culture of BufoRD is something that is deeply ingrained in each of their students. The teachers genuinely care, and do not merely teach to meet standards. I can also attest to the options provided in all aspects of participation. Almost every single person I graduated with was heavily involved in at least one (usually multiple) activities aside from curriculum. Buford molds individuals in to who they are meant to be. Shout out to Dr. Bitterman for being the most caring and dedicated principal a person could dream of. The most bittersweet part of my experience has been watching how successful my classmates and I have been post graduation. If you haven't noticed by now, I am one thankful and PROUD alum. I end this raving review with one last cliche: Triple A Excellence forever!
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I attended Buford City Schools my entire grade school career. I loved the small school feel that Buford provides and the academic rigor it imposes. I started at The University of Georgia this year, and while getting used to the new environment has been difficult, growing accustomed to the course load has not! The teachers are all fantastic individuals who genuinely care about their students overall achievement and success in life; I can't imagine attending any other school system!
Overall, it's a decent school. It the highest rated public school in terms of academics in the state of Georgia, and the countless state championship titles definitely don't hurt. The only issues I've encountered is that it's not overly diverse and there seems to be a hyperfixation on athletics more than anything else.