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Georgia Education

A Profile on Georgia Education and Schools


Georgia Education

Georgia Department of Education

Georgia State Superintendent of Education :

Dr. John D. Barge

District/School Information

Length of School Year: A minimum of 180 school days is required by Georgia state law.

Number of Public School Districts: There are 179 public school districts in Georgia.

Number of Public Schools: There are 2467 public schools in Georgia. ****

Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 1,685,016 public school students in Georgia. ****

Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 111,133 public school teachers in Georgia.****

Number of Charter Schools: There are 128 charter schools in Georgia.

Per Pupil Spending: Georgia spends $9,311 per pupil in public education. ****

Average Class Size: The average class size In Georgia is 15.1 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: 4.9% of students in Georgia are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****

% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 58.5% of student in Georgia schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****

Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****

White: 44.1%

Black: 37.0%

Hispanic: 12.1%

Asian: 3.3%

Pacific Islander: 0.1%

American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.2%

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: 279 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Georgia. The U.S. average was 284.

Reading: 265 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Georgia. The U.S. average was 266.

% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 67.7% of students in Georgia go on to attend some level of college. ***

Private Schools

Number of Private Schools: There are 580 private schools in Georgia.*

Number of Students Served in Private Schools: There are 118,637 private school students in Georgia.*

Teacher Pay

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

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