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Discovery High School (leave a review)
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+1 (678) 226-4250

1335 Old Norcross Rd

Lawrenceville, Georgia


About Discovery High School
9th Grade - 12th Grade

Discovery High School is one of 136 schools in the Gwinnett County district of Georgia.

A relatively large school, it has an enrolment of 2,127 students from 9th Grade to 12th Grade and is classified as a regular school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

At Discovery High School, the average teaching salary of $54,637 is higher than the Georgia state average of $53,902.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupil teacher ratioAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Benefield Elementary School1222$9,99314.13$53,4060.64
Moore Middle School941$9,42715.43$57,8540.68
McKendree Elementary School1132$9,76715.34$61,6980.72
Gwinnett School of Mathematics- Science and Technology966$9,31516.77$58,8540.7
Phoenix High School569$11,42119.62$66,4920.65

Benefield Elementary School

Number of pupils1222
Funding per pupil$9,993
Pupil teacher ratio14.13
Average teacher salary$53,406
Diversity index0.64

Moore Middle School

Number of pupils941
Funding per pupil$9,427
Pupil teacher ratio15.43
Average teacher salary$57,854
Diversity index0.68

McKendree Elementary School

Number of pupils1132
Funding per pupil$9,767
Pupil teacher ratio15.34
Average teacher salary$61,698
Diversity index0.72

Gwinnett School of Mathematics- Science and Technology

Number of pupils966
Funding per pupil$9,315
Pupil teacher ratio16.77
Average teacher salary$58,854
Diversity index0.7

Phoenix High School

Number of pupils569
Funding per pupil$11,421
Pupil teacher ratio19.62
Average teacher salary$66,492
Diversity index0.65
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Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Benefield Elementary School0.18 miles
Moore Middle School1.25 miles
McKendree Elementary School1.54 miles
Gwinnett School of Mathematics- Science and Technology1.59 miles
Phoenix High School1.66 miles
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Rankings within Georgia
There are 2335 schools in Georgia.
45thlargest school
60thhighest number of FTE teachers
2233rdlowest pupil-teacher ratio
978thhighest average teaching salary
1089thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
202ndhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
256thhighest diversity index
1341sthighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races56
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander192
American Indian or Aslaskan Native8
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 2127 students, with a diversity index of 0.66

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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

9th Grade - 12th Grade: 5.5 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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*All data shown corresponds to the 2015-16 academic year unless otherwise stated.