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Financial Efficiency Star Ratings released for districts and schools

MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Frick, GaDOE Communications Office, mfrick@doe.k12.ga.us  

January 26, 2018 – The Georgia Department of Education today released Financial Efficiency Star Ratings for schools and school districts in Georgia. To view the ratings, click here for school-level and here for district-level, or use the CCRPI reporting tool.

The Financial Efficiency Star Rating provides a measure of a district’s per-pupil spending in relation to the academic achievements of its students. Specifically, the rating is based on a three-year average of per-pupil spending, which is then associated with the district’s CCRPI score. Each district receives a rating ranging from one half-star to five stars; a five-star district can be described as having strong academic outcomes and lower levels of expenditures in comparison with other districts.

State law requires that the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, in coordination with the Georgia Department of Education, create a financial efficiency rating. The rating must be based upon five stars.

This is the third release of Financial Efficiency Star Ratings for districts, and the first release for individual schools.

All school districts have been given an opportunity to provide a response or additional information which they believe will assist their constituents in understanding the expenditures included in the calculation and the effect on the district’s rating. To view the ratings along with district responses, visit the CCRPI reporting tool.

To view a district report, choose a school district and select one of the following report types: elementary, middle, or high school. Then, click on the “Financial Efficiency” tab. The overall district rating is displayed in each of the three report types.

For an individual school, choose a school district and school and select the elementary, middle, or high school report type. Then, click on the “Financial Efficiency” tab.

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