From its humble beginnings in a small, two-story building on Dacula Road, Dacula Elementary has expanded to become one of the largest elementary schools in Gwinnett County. A 2005 renovation and expansion project added 32 much-needed classrooms to the school.
Despite the challenges inherent in serving a rapidly growing community, Dacula Elementary has managed to maintain a small-town feel, according to school principal Mary Lou Enright.
In 2009, the school received the platinum award from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement for greatest gains in student achievement on the statewide Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT).
- Fax: 770-277-4448
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:50am - 3:20pm
- Handicap Accessible: Handicap parking, accessible classrooms, ramps and orthopedically impaired classroom.
- Founding Date: 1892
- Number of students: 1,304
- Male-to-female ratio: 50:50
- Public/Private: Public
- Financial aid: No
- Religious affiliation: None
- Accreditation/licenses: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 15:1
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of faculty: 109
- How engaged is the school with the community?: Each year, Dacula Elementary hosts a holiday luncheon to celebrate the community, family and friends that make Dacula special. Last year, more than 12,000 people attended the event.
- What makes this community special?: School principal Mary Lou Enright says community pride makes Dacula great. "People still care about people. There is a sense of pride in Dacula," she says. "It still has a small-town feel."
- Montessori: No
- Grade levels: K-5
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Cafeteria, Computer lab, Infirmary, Library, Sports facilities
- Extracurricular activities available: Intramurals, Student Council, Drama, Chorus
- Student clubs: Chess Club, Math Club, Jump Rope Club, Running Club, Readers Rally, Writing Club, Peer Leaders