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 Quick Facts on Georgia Education 2019


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Student Demographics​

​​Total Number of Public School Students​* 1,717,887
Elementary Students ​786,893 (45.8%)
Middle School Students ​409,253 (23.8%)
High School Students ​521,741 (30.4%)

Race/Ethnicity Number Percentage​

​White
​669,075 (38.9%)​
​Black ​628,588 (36.6%)
​Hispanic ​276,612 (16.1%)
​Asian ​73,452 (4.3%)
​Other ​70,160 (4%)

Gender Number Percentage​​

Male 876,807 (51%)​
Female ​841,080 (49%)​
 

Other Student Facts*

Eligible for free/reduced lunch 1,030,653 (60%)    ​
Special Education​** ​199,388 (11.6%)
Limited English Proficiency ​140,785 (8.2%)
​Students Transported ​1,004,165 (58.5%)
​Enrolled in Georgia Virtual School*** ​30,549 (3.3%)
 

Schools

Total Nu​mber of Schools​ 2,303​

School Systems​

​​Total Number of School Systems ​212
​City Systems ​21
​County Systems ​159
​State & Commission Charter Schools ​29
​State Schools​ ​3
  

Teachers

Total Number of Teachers​ 118,124
 

Academic Preparation​

Bachelor’s Degree 42,236 (35.8%)​​​
​Master’s Degree ​50,920 (43.1%)​
​Specialist Degree ​21,400 (18.1%)
​Doctorate Degree ​3,027 (2.6%)
​Other Degree ​541 (0.5%)​
 

Experience

>1 Year
6,029 (5.1%)​
​1-10 Years ​44,245 (37.5%)​
​11-20 Years ​40,442 (34.2%)
​21-30 Years ​23,230 (19.7%)
​30+ Years ​4,178 (3.5%)
 

Salary

Average Beginning Teacher Salary​​ $41,354.41​
Average Overall Teacher Salary ​$57,065.84
 

Student Performance

Graduation Rate​

​2018 4-year cohort graduation rate 81.6​

College & Career Ready Performance Index Score​

​Elementary Schools ​77.8
​Middle Schools ​76.2
​High Schools ​75.3
​All Schools ​76.6

SAT/ACT​

​SAT state average ​1054
​SAT national average 1049​
​ACT state average ​21.4
​ACT national average ​20.8

State-Operated Schools​

Total Number of K-12 Students Enrolled​

Atlanta Area School for the Deaf (Clarkston)​ ​166
Georgia Academy for the Blind (Macon)​ ​96
Georgia School for the Deaf (Cave Spring)​ ​69
 

* Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100.
** This number represents only special education students in grades K-12.​
*** Percentage of students enrolled in Georgia Virtual School is based on the total number of middle and high school students. This is the 2017-18 figure as 2018-19 is not yet available.