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Quick Facts About Georgia Public Education 2013-14

Student Demographics
Total Number of Public School Students
Number of Elementary Students
Number of Middle School Students
Number of High School Students

1,716,905*
797,156
392,381
478,160

*Includes pre-kindergarten students housed in Georgia public schools

Race/Ethnicity
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other

Number
731,457
635,096
210,884
61,498
59,333

Percentage
42.6
36.9
13.4
3.6
3.5

Gender
Male
Female

Number
878,710
838,195

Percentage
51.2
48.8

Other Student Facts


Eligible for free/reduced lunch
Special Education
Limited English Proficiency
Students Transported
Enrolled in Georgia Virtual
School

Number
1,039,729
175,270
93,687
1,031,688
21,695

Percentage
60.6
10.2
5.5
60
2.4*

*Percentage of students enrolled in Georgia Virtual School is based on the total number of middle
and high school students.

Schools
Total Number of Schools

2,264

Charter Schools
Number of Schools

337*

Number of Students

246,022*

*Includes startup and conversion charter schools, as well as schools in charter systems.

School Systems
Total Number of School Systems

197

Types of School Systems


City
County
State Chartered Special Schools
Commission Charter Schools
Department of Juvenile Justice
State Schools

21
159
0
15
1
1

Educational Support
Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs)

16

Teachers
Total Number of Teachers

112,177

Academic Preparation
Bachelor
Master
Specialist
Doctorate
Other

Number
38,810
49,259
22,981
2,668
459

Percentage
32.8
43.9
20.5
2.4
0.4

Experience
>1 Year
1-10 Years
11-20 Years
21-30 Years
30+ Years

Number
7,322
41,185
39,614
19,850
4,206

Percentage
6.5
36.7
35.3
17.7
3.7

Salary
Average Beginning Teacher Salary

Average Overall Teacher Salary

$38,758.62
$53,424

Student Performance
Graduation Rate
2014 4-year cohort graduation rate

72.5

College & Career Ready Performance Index Score


Elementary Schools
Middle Schools
High Schools

77.8
74.6
71.8

SAT/ACT
SAT average score
ACT average score

National Average
1497
21.0

State Average
1445
20.8

State-Operated Schools
Total Number of K-12 Students Enrolled
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf (Clarkston)
Georgia Academy for the Blind (Macon)
Georgia School for the Deaf (Cave Spring)

199
106
112