Georgia
Public School Ratings



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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 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (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 1,764,346
Number Of Georgia Schools 2,334
Number Of Georgia School Districts 216
Spending Per Student $10,920

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 37.2379293575947
4th Grade 41.5715690231204
5th Grade 41.0865699449043
6th Grade 38.5378544119577
7th Grade 37.2373097516811
8th Grade 41.9379826966832
9th Grade 49.0476246876129

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 46.1453539594897
4th Grade 47.2720430328678
5th Grade 38.9241070643949
6th Grade 37.8418211311318
7th Grade 42.6267403634075
8th Grade 33.6472962924888
10th Grade 25.5856498299761

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 41.8% 50.6%
Black 38.1% 16.0%
Hispanic 15.7% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.1% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 61.5% 48.4%
English Language Learners 6.5% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 11.9% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.40
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

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% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 20.9% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 34.3% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 25.7% 26.1%
65 Or Older 12.7% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,694,748 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 12.7% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 86.3% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.9% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 10.1% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 12.8% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.9% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.9% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.9% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 15.5% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 13.0% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,908 $10,424,487,187 54.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $464 $817,904,811 4.2%
Staff $476 $839,400,798 4.4%
General Administration $115 $203,408,217 1.1%
School Administration $608 $1,073,421,486 5.6%
Operation $730 $1,287,546,949 6.7%
Transportation $452 $797,015,428 4.1%
Other $300 $528,538,209 2.7%
Total Support $3,144 $5,547,210,316 28.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,868 $3,295,173,393 17.1%
Total Expenditures $10,920 $19,267,109,479 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%