Whitefoord Elementary School

35 Whitefoord Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 802-6900

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 233 students 10 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Whitefoord Elementary School is a public elementary school in Atlanta. The principal of Whitefoord Elementary School is Timmy Foster, who can be contacted at tlfoster@atlanta.k12.ga.us. 233 students go to Whitefoord Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the Whitefoord Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 95% of the 233 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 99% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Whitefoord Elementary School is 10:1. The Atlanta School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • French


  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 96% 79%
Multiracial 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Asian 0% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 75%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 95% 76%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Whitefoord Elementary School has been great for both my son and I. He is in 2nd grade and have been attending WES since February of this year. During this time I have seen his behavior turn around almost 100% and that makes me proud as a parent and let's me know that his teacher (Ms. Herbert) and other staff are assisting me in raising a well behaved young man. I love to see the principal (Mr. Foster) greeting the students and parents in the morning as they walk in the building and must I say the carpool is flowing just fine. I would however love to see a more secure entrance when a visitor or whomever enters the building. What I mean by that is once someone is allowed into the building they have access to many parts of the building before arriving at the office which to me puts the children and staff there more vulnerable to danger or what not. That would make me feel more secured in sending my child to school. Another concern would be better fencing around the playground area. Right now it's just easy access for children to wander or for someone off the streets to come and have close contact with students and teachers. Overall I am pleased with Whitefoord Elementary School.

  • (2 years ago)

    Whitfoord elementary is an excellent school. My daughter has attended the school since pre-k. She has mastered and exceeded many goals. The teachers really care for the students.

  • (3 years ago)

    well let's have some more parent involvement then! This is a great little school filled with sunshine. The new principal is wonderful and some of the teachers there have taught generations of neighborhood children. Test scores are well above average too. I am looking forward to sending my kids here in a few years and plan to start volunteering there soon

  • (7 years ago)

    Whitefoord has exceptionally smart teacher. They care about their students and go the extra mile each and every day.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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