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 Quick Facts on Georgia Education 2019


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Student Demographics​

Total Num​ber of Public School Students*
​1,686,318
Elementary Students​742,320 (44.0%)
Middle School Students​​​413,448 (24.5%)
High School Students​530,550 (31.5%)

Race/Ethnicity Number Percentage​

​White​​​
631,142 (37.4%)
​Black​615,502 (36.5%)
​Hispanic​288,693 (17.1%)
​Asian​75,946 (4.5%)
American Indian
​3,255 (0.2%)
​Pacific Islander
​1,705 (0.1%)
​Other​70,075 (4.2%)

Gender Number Percentage​​

Male​859,916 (51%)
Female826,402 (49%)
 

Other Student Facts*

Eligible for free/reduced lunch 946,931 (56.2%)
Special Education​**​204,004 (12.1%)
Limited English Proficiency​150,699 (8.9%)
​Students Transported​932,693 (55.3%)
​Enrolled in Georgia Virtual School​12,900 (0.8%)
 

Schools

Total Nu​mber of Schools​2,306

School Systems​

​​Total Number of School Systems​219​
​City Systems​21
​County Systems​159
​State & Commission Charter Schools​29
​State Schools​​3
  

Teachers

Total Number of Teachers​
119,492
 

Academic Preparation​

Bachelor​​’s Degree
41,722 (34.9%)
​Master’s Degree
51,944 (43.5%)
​Specialist Degree​22,183 (18.6%)
​Doctorate Degree​3,099 (2.6%)
​Other Degree​544 (0.5%)
 

Experience

>1 Year​
5,248 (4.4%)
​1-10 Years​45,861 (38.4%)
​11-20 Years​39,015 (32.7%)
​21-30 Years​25,121 (21.0%)
​30+ Years​4,247 (3.6%)
 

Salary

Average Beginning Teacher Salary​​​
$44,048.01
Average Overall Teacher Salary​$60,543.42
 

Student Performance

Graduation Rate​

​2020 4-year cohort graduation rate​​
83.8


SAT/ACT​

​Class of 2021 SAT state average
(public school students only)​
​1077
​Class of 2021 SAT national average
(public-school students only)
1038
​Class of 2020 ACT state average
(awaiting 2021 scores)
​21.7
Class of 2020 ACT national average​20.6

State-Operated Schools​

Total Number of K-12 Students Enrolled​

Atlanta Area School for the Deaf (Clarks​ton)​​
​158
Georgia Academy for the Blind (Macon)​​88
Georgia School for the Deaf (Cave Spring)​​72
 

* Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100.
** This number represents only special education students in grades K-12.​