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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Georgia School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,756,909
Number Of Georgia Schools 2,328
Number Of Georgia School Districts 210
Spending Per Student $10,094

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 36.3871066089851
4th Grade 41.6913253436278
5th Grade 38.0636205500207
6th Grade 39.8334163952717
7th Grade 36.1363266678216
8th Grade 41.7658238218537
9th Grade 50.1191650695459

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 42.7840148882083
4th Grade 44.8579416735049
5th Grade 37.0643304746518
6th Grade 37.9395778239875
7th Grade 41.145247541351
8th Grade 33.3311060176799
10th Grade 34.4492516924001

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 42.5% 51.5%
Black 38.2% 16.2%
Hispanic 15.1% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.9% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 61.9% 47.6%
English Language Learners 6.4% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 11.5% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.58
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Georgia Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 10,310,371 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 177 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.5% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 21.0% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 34.5% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.6% 26.2%
65 Or Older 12.3% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,611,706 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 13.0% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 85.8% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.4% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 9.3% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 12.1% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.6% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.0% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.1% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.1% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 13.8% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,447 $9,570,142,822 54.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $410 $721,027,286 4.1%
Staff $434 $763,272,691 4.3%
General Administration $110 $193,135,633 1.1%
School Administration $549 $963,993,425 5.4%
Operation $691 $1,214,703,328 6.8%
Transportation $433 $759,901,301 4.3%
Other $321 $563,148,157 3.2%
Total Support $2,948 $5,179,267,633 29.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,699 $2,984,418,765 16.8%
Total Expenditures $10,094 $17,733,649,783 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%