Georgia by the numbers

 

Total Number of Students in Georgia (2015-2016)    1,749,852

Gender
Female        48.8%
Male            51.2%

Ethnicity
Ethnic Hispanic   15.2%
Asian    3.9%
Black    36.8%
White    40.3%
Two or More Races   3.5%
Other    0.3%

Students and Schools

Number of Pre-school Students in Georgia      49,793
Number of Elementary School Students in Georgia     806,620
Number of Middle School Students in Georgia      392,905
Number of High School Students in Georgia      500,808
Total Number of Students in Georgia      1,743,916

Total number of School Districts in Georgia      202

Total Number of Schools in Georgia       2, 263
K-12 (single building)         15
Elementary          1,319
Middle           481
High           448

Enrollment by Disability

Blind students      87
Deaf students      452
Deaf and blind students     0
Hard of hearing students     893
Students with speech-language impairments    28,894
Students with visual impairments     284

Georgia’s 3rd Grade Test Scores (2015)

Percentage of 3rd grade students deemed “Proficient Learner” or above* in English Language Arts  34.7%
Percentage of 3rd grade students deemed “Proficient Learner” or above* in Math   36%
Percentage of 3rd grade students deemed “Proficient Learner” or above* in Science   32.5%
Percentage of 3rd grade students deemed “Proficient Learner” or above* in Social Studies  27.9%

*Proficient Learners demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students are prepared for the next grade level or course and are on track for college and career readiness.  Distinguished Learners demonstrate advanced proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students are well prepared for the next grade level or course and are well prepared for college and career readiness.

Georgia’s 8th Grade Test Scores (2015)

Percentage of 8th grade students deemed “Proficient Learner” or above* in English Language Arts  34.2%
Percentage of 8th grade students deemed “Proficient Learner” or above* in Math   31.8%
Percentage of 8th grade students deemed “Proficient Learner” or above* in Science   27.1%
Percentage of 8th grade students deemed “Proficient Learner” or above* in Social Studies  27.8%

*Proficient Learners demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students are prepared for the next grade level or course and are on track for college and career readiness.  Distinguished Learners demonstrate advanced proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students are well prepared for the next grade level or course and are well prepared for college and career readiness.

 

Graduation Rates

Number of high school seniors         124,892
Number of high school graduates       98,465
High School Graduation Rate (2014-2015)      78.8%

Free and Reduced Lunch (2014-2015)

Percentage of Georgia’s youth (K-12) on Free and Reduced Lunch (2014-2015) 62.3%
A student from a household with an income at or below 130 percent of the poverty income threshold is eligible for free lunch. A student from a household with an income between 130 percent and up to 185 percent of the poverty threshold is eligible for reduced price lunch. (Source: National Center for Education Statistics)

 

Number of High Poverty school districts in Georgia (2014-2015)  52*
Number of Low Poverty school districts in Georgia (2014-2015)  8*
*42 school districts in Georgia are either above 95% FRPL or below 5% FRPL or do not participate and are not included in the above numbers.

High-poverty schools are defined as public schools where more than 75.0 percent of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (FRPL), and low-poverty schools are defined as public schools where 25.0 percent or less of the students are eligible for FRPL. (Source: National Center for Education Statistics)