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With the Buford City School System’s desire to achieve Triple A Excellence, it should come as no surprise that BCSS has topped the list for the “Best School Districts in Georgia” by Niche.com.  This makes the sixth year in a row that Buford has won this honor.

Buford received an overall grade of A+ from Niche. Their grade breaks down into an A+ in Academics, Teachers, Clubs and Activities, Administration, Food, College Prep, Health and Safety, and Sports.  They received an A for Diversity, as well as Resources and Facilities.

BCSS is ranked as No. 1 of 182 for the Safest School Districts in Georgia.  They come in at No. 1 of 181 for the Best School Districts for Athletes in Georgia.  Buford comes in at No. 15 out of 10,817 districts nationally for Best School Districts for Athletes.  BCSS ranks No. 1 in Georgia for the Best Place to Teach.

Each school in the Buford City School System is given their own grade.  Buford Elementary received an A, Buford Academy earned an A+, Buford Middle School and Buford High School also received an A+.  Buford Senior Academy was not listed.

Buford boasts a 93% graduation rate which is well above the state graduation rate of 82% and the national rate of 84.6%.  Buford also outperforms the state and nation on the SAT.  Buford’s average score is 1170 while the state average is 1043 and the national average is 1030.

According to Niche, Buford has a student to teacher ratio of 12:1 while the national average is 17:1.  The average salary of a teacher at BCSS is $62,865.  The school system spends an average of $14,134 per student each year while the national average of expenses per student is $12,239.

Buford Academy is ranked as the No. 1 Best Public Elementary School in Georgia.  Buford Middle School is ranked as the Best Public Middle School in Gwinnett County and the fifth-best in the state.  Buford High School comes in at No. 3 for the Best Public High School in Gwinnett County and No. 15 for the state.

For more information on Niche and their rankings, please visit niche.com.

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