Georgia State Superintendent of Education :Dr. John D. Barge
Length of School Year: A minimum of 180 school days is required by Georgia state law.
Number of Public School Districts: There are 180 public school districts in Georgia.
Number of Public Schools: There are 2607 public schools in Georgia. ****
Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 1,667,685 public school students in Georgia. ****
Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 115,918 public school teachers in Georgia.****
Number of Charter Schools: There are 63 charter schools in Georgia.
Per Pupil Spending: Georgia spends $9,685 per pupil in public education. ****
Average Class Size: The average class size In Georgia is 14.4 students per 1 teacher. ****
% of Title I Schools: 59.8% of schools in Georgia are Title I Schools.****
% With Individualized Education Programs (IEP): 10.6% of students in Georgia are on IEP's. ****
% in Limited-English Proficiency Programs: 5.2% of students in Georgia are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****
% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 56.1% of student in Georgia schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****
Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****
Asian/Pacific Islander: 3.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.3%
School Assessment Data
Graduation Rate: 69.9% of all students entering high school in Georgia graduate. **
ACT/SAT rank: 177.1 students per 1000 in Georgia had a score of 25+ on the ACT or a 1780+ on the SAT. ***
8th grade NAEP assessment scores:****
Math: 278 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Georgia. The U.S. average was 283.
Reading: 262 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Georgia. The U.S. average was 264.
% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 69.6 % of students in Georgia go on to attend some level of college. ***
Number of Private Schools: There are 581 private schools in Georgia.*
Number of Students Served in Private Schools: There are 118,637 private school students in Georgia.*
The average teacher pay for the state of Georgia was $51,050.00 in 2009.##
Each individual district in the state of Georgia negotiates teacher salaries and establishes their own teacher salary schedule.
The following is an example of a teacher salary schedule in Georgia provided by the DeKalb County School System.
*Data courtesy of Education Bug .
**Data courtesy of ED.gov
***Data courtesy of the NCHEMS Information Center for Higher Education Policy Making and Analysis
****Data courtesy of the National Center for Education Statistics
##Average salary courtesy of Teacher Salary Info