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Revision as of 16:01, 9 June 2014

K-12 Education in Georgia
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Education facts
State Superintendent: John D. Barge
Number of students: 1,685,016[1]
Number of teachers: 111,133
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:15.2
Number of school districts: 216
Number of schools: 2,388
Graduation rate: 70%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $9,253[3]
See also
Georgia Department of Education
Georgia school districts
List of school districts in Georgia
Georgia
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Education policy project
Public education in the United States
Public education in Georgia
Glossary of education terms

Georgia is home to 2,388 schools and 1,685,016 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • State Board of Education
    • Linda M. Zechmann, First Congressional District
    • Elizabeth J. Ragsdale, Second Congressional District
    • Helen Odom Rice, Third Congressional District
    • Daniel Israel, Fourth Congressional District
    • Kenneth Mason, Fifth Congressional District
    • Barbara Hampton, Sixth Congressional District
    • Mike Royal, Seventh Congressional District
    • Wanda Barrs, Eighth Congressional District
    • Larry E. Winter, Ninth Congressional District
    • Brian K. Burdette, Tenth Congressional District
    • J. Grant Lewis, Eleventh Congressional District
    • Allen C. Rice, Twelfth Congressional District
    • Mary Sue Murray, Thirteenth Congressional District

Enrollment

The following table displays the top ten Georgia school districts by total student enrollment.

Student enrollment
1.) Gwinnett County Public Schools
2.) Cobb County School District
3.) DeKalb County School District
4.) Fulton County Schools
5.) Clayton County Public Schools
6.) Atlanta Public Schools
7.) Henry County Schools
8.) Cherokee County School District
9.) Forsyth County Schools
10.) Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Demographics

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Georgia as reported in the Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[5]

See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Georgia as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[6]

Demographic Information for Georgia's K-12 Public School System
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 3,732 0.22% 1.10%
Asian 57,165 3.39% 4.68%
African American 623,601 37.01% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. Students 1,803 0.11% 0.42%
Hispanic 205,317 12.18% 24.37%
White 743,258 44.11% 51.21%
Two or More 50,140 2.98% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Georgia school board elections, 2014

A total of 39 Georgia school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014 for 127 seats. Twenty-one districts held their elections on May 20, 2014, while 18 districts have scheduled their elections for November 4, 2014. If no candidate received a simple majority of the vote for a given seat in the election on May 20, 2014, a runoff election for that seat will be held between the top two vote recipients on July 22, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Georgia's school board elections in 2014:

  • The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 is Gwinnett County Public Schools with 160,744 K-12 students.
  • The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 is Walker County Schools with 9,242 K-12 students.
  • DeKalb County School District had the most seats on the ballot in 2014 with seven seats up for election.
  • Twelve districts are tied for the fewest seats on the ballot in 2014 with two seats up for election in each district.

The districts listed below served 1,038,554 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[7] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Georgia School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Bibb County School District 5/20/2014 2 8 24,961
Bulloch County Schools 5/20/2014 4 8 9,530
Camden County Schools 5/20/2014 2 7 9,437
Carroll County Schools 5/20/2014 3 5 14,587
Catoosa County Public Schools 5/20/2014 2 5 10,959
Clarke County School District 5/20/2014 5 9 12,371
Colquitt County Schools 5/20/2014 3 6 9,259
Columbia County School System 5/20/2014 2 5 23,722
Coweta County School System 5/20/2014 4 7 22,490
DeKalb County School District 5/20/2014 7 7 98,115
Effingham County Schools 5/20/2014 2 5 11,553
Fulton County Schools 5/20/2014 4 7 91,864
Griffin-Spalding County School System 5/20/2014 3 5 10,685
Henry County Schools 5/20/2014 2 5 40,909
Houston County Board of Education 5/20/2014 5 7 27,061
Liberty County School System 5/20/2014 4 7 10,525
Lowndes County Schools 5/20/2014 3 7 10,357
Muscogee County School District 5/20/2014 5 9 32,288
Rockdale County Public Schools 5/20/2014 2 7 15,864
Savannah-Chatham County Public School System 5/20/2014 5 9 35,246
Troup County School System 5/20/2014 3 7 12,648
Barrow County School System 11/4/2014 5 9 12,703
Bartow County School System 11/4/2014 3 5 14,366
Cherokee County School District 11/4/2014 5 7 38,760
Clayton County Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 9 50,366
Dougherty County School System 11/4/2014 3 7 15,906
Douglas County School System 11/4/2014 3 7 24,601
Fayette County Board of Education 11/4/2014 2 5 21,274
Floyd County Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 10,496
Forsyth County Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 37,262
Glynn County School System 11/4/2014 3 7 12,868
Gwinnett County Public Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 160,744
Hall County Schools 11/4/2014 3 5 25,946
Newton County Schools 11/4/2014 3 5 19,478
Paulding County School District 11/4/2014 3 7 28,407
Richmond County Public Schools 11/4/2014 5 10 32,322
Walker County Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 9,242
Walton County School District 11/4/2014 3 7 13,208
Whitfield County Schools 11/4/2014 3 5 13,436


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