Georgia
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Georgia Public Schools

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 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview Georgia School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,767,312
Number Of Georgia Schools 2,309
Number Of Georgia School Districts 220
Spending Per Student $11,524

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 41.812624515867
4th Grade 42.5570755278075
5th Grade 45.0484790738209
6th Grade 45.8654236017744
7th Grade 38.5292842973746
8th Grade 46.2083027136021
9th Grade 58.9603289394725
10th Grade 46.1176022220693

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 51.8670792688344
4th Grade 49.3773142607138
5th Grade 40.7751285718581
6th Grade 39.4406501821271
7th Grade 42.360240911478
8th Grade 34.0888701870394
9th Grade 34.312712722233
10th Grade 39.8054652460299

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 40.7% 49.7%
Black 38.0% 15.9%
Hispanic 16.7% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.4% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 60.3% 47.6%
English Language Learners 6.8% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 12.4% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.11
AVG FOR NATION 16.03

Georgia Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 10,519,475 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 180 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.4% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 20.7% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 34.1% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 25.7% 26.0%
65 Or Older 13.1% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,709,488 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 12.6% 10.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 86.7% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 30.7% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 11.2% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 13.5% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.2% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.8% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.3% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 14.9% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 12.1% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,158 $10,882,473,346 53.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $526 $929,698,798 4.6%
Staff $511 $903,923,542 4.4%
General Administration $129 $227,147,490 1.1%
School Administration $643 $1,136,500,769 5.6%
Operation $771 $1,363,376,756 6.7%
Transportation $484 $856,045,567 4.2%
Other $320 $564,885,201 2.8%
Total Support $3,385 $5,981,796,435 29.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,981 $3,501,643,160 17.2%
Total Expenditures $11,524 $20,365,869,544 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%