Buford High School

Academic Rating

9 out of 10

Rank: 23rd in Georgia

Buford High School receives a EasyCollege academic rating significantly above the average for Georgia high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation.



The Buford High School student body is mainly White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific3%36
Native American Indian0.2%2
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%3
Two or more races2.7%32


Upper 20% of Georgia high schools

29.4% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program as compared to the Georgia high school median of 53%. By this measure, Buford High School students are largely upper income and rank 77th in Georgia for high school student family income.

Enrollment Size

Grade Students


Graduation Rate

8 out of 10

Rank: 71st in Georgia

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students92%
Georgia Median85%
White95% or more*
Black80% to 89%*
Hispanic80% to 89%*
Asian Pacific50% or more*
Native American-
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged80% to 84%*
Limited English Proficiency50% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 27th in Georgia

Students at Buford High School scored an average 59% of students proficient across math and reading standardized tests. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 28% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 7.3% of Georgia high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls55% to 59%*60% to 64%*
Boys55% to 59%*55% to 59%*

Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*50% or more*
Black40% to 49%*30% to 39%*
Hispanic40% to 44%*35% to 39%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White60% to 64%*75% to 79%*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*less than 50%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

7 out of 10

Rank: 83rd in Georgia

287 out of 537 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (53%). College admission testing participation is well above the Georgia median rate of 38% and in the top 22% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 63rd in Georgia

Buford High School offers 34 AP courses. 27 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 82% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Georgia schools of 17%. Buford High School had 305 taking AP exams with a 218 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 78% percentile and well above the state median of 44 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 71% 44%
Students enrolled in an AP class 27% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 4%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 23%
AP Courses Offered 34

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%16%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Georgia Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Georgia Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Georgia Median15%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students4.2%47


Buford High School
2750 Sawnee Ave
Buford, GA

10 out of 10 1


Buford City
Buford, GA

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