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Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Georgia School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,744,437
Number Of Georgia Schools 2,318
Number Of Georgia School Districts 209
Spending Per Student $10,167

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 35.1927459167195
4th Grade 35.209076625817
5th Grade 40.3901779295047
6th Grade 38.7335110333873
7th Grade 37.9363447597291
8th Grade 43.4660573787102
9th Grade 38.8994515711821

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 40.2157661908737
4th Grade 40.3556629343245
5th Grade 37.9311205495531
6th Grade 37.7511635657664
7th Grade 41.4065286231076
8th Grade 32.8567873139971
10th Grade 34.2006745087389

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 43.3% 52.0%
Black 38.2% 16.2%
Hispanic 14.5% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.8% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 62.0% 50.9%
English Language Learners 5.6% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 11.2% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.68
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Georgia Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 10,214,860 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 175 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.6% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 21.2% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 34.7% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.6% 26.3%
65 Or Older 11.9% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,574,362 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 13.1% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 85.4% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.8% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 8.6% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 11.7% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.4% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.0% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.5% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.5% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 14.3% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,487 $9,571,579,972 54.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $413 $721,112,426 4.1%
Staff $438 $763,322,851 4.3%
General Administration $111 $193,247,503 1.1%
School Administration $553 $964,387,445 5.4%
Operation $697 $1,215,150,478 6.9%
Transportation $436 $759,901,301 4.3%
Other $323 $563,148,157 3.2%
Total Support $2,970 $5,180,355,643 29.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,711 $2,984,592,675 16.8%
Total Expenditures $10,167 $17,736,348,853 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%