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Education, 1996-97State Profiles of Public Elementary and Secondary Education, 1996-97
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Georgia
Georgia
Georgia Department of Education, 2066 Twin Towers East,
Atlanta, GA 30334-5001
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Superintendent of Education
Superintendent Linda C. Schrenko, (404) 656-2800
National Cooperative Education Statistics Liaison
Sue Gandy, (404) 657-5971
Common Core of Data Survey Coordinator
Sue Gandy, (404) 657-5971

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
1987 1996 Demographics
1,110,947 1,346,761 Students in public elementary and secondary schools
1,724 1,798 Public schools
62,280 81,795 Teachers in public elementary and secondary schools
58,876 58,876 Land area in square miles
18.9 22.9 Public school students per square mile
2.9 3.1 Public schools per 100 square miles


Figure 1
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools


1987 1996 Fiscal summary
6,208 7,334 State population (in thousands)
$1,725 $3,210 State revenue per capita
$1,546 $2,935 State expenditure per capita
$405 $731 State expenditure for elem. and secondary education per capita
$102,896 $154,443 Gross state product per school-age child

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AGENCY/SCHOOL INFORMATION
1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by type
100% 186 100% 183 Total public education agencies
100.0% 186 100.0% 180 Regular school districts
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 Regional service agencies
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 State-operated agencies
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 Federally operated and other types


1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by number of schools
1.1% 2 0.6% 1 100 or more schools
4.8% 9 7.2% 13 25 to 99 schools
15.6% 29 18.3% 33 10 to 24 schools
29.0% 54 23.9% 43 5 to 9 schools
49.5% 92 50.0% 90 1 to 4 schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 No schools reported


Figure 2
Regular school districts by student membership size
Regular school districts by student membership size


1987 1996 Distribution of schools by type
100% 1,724 100% 1,798 Total public elementary and secondary schools reported
99.2% 1,711 100.0% 1,798 Regular schools
0.3% 5 0.0% 0 Special education schools
0.1% 2 0.0% 0 Vocational schools
0.3% 6 0.0% 0 Other and alternative schools


Figure 3
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97


Figure 4
Public schools by size of student membership
Public schools by size of student membership


1987 1996 Number of public schools by grade span category
44.7% 770 50.9% 916 PK, K, 1 to 3, 4, 5, 6
2.4% 41 1.2% 22 PK, K, 1 to 8
12.5% 216 16.5% 297 4, 5, 6, to 6, 7, 8
4.0% 69 1.3% 24 7 to 8, 9
5.7% 98 1.9% 34 7, 8 to 12
11.7% 202 13.7% 247 9, 10, 11 to 12
18.8% 324 14.3% 258 Other grades
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 Ungraded
0.2% 4 0.0% 0 Not reported

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STUDENT INFORMATION
1987 1996 Public school membership by grade
25,522 Prekindergarten
92,592 112,385 Kindergarten
97,353 114,978 First
92,812 110,641 Second
89,630 107,050 Third
83,226 105,333 Fourth
82,210 104,059 Fifth
80,579 104,926 Sixth
83,067 103,601 Seventh
80,797 102,355 Eighth
93,881 119,617 Ninth
75,196 92,630 Tenth
73,904 78,137 Eleventh
65,703 65,527 Twelfth
19,997 Ungraded


Figure 5
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category


1987 1996  
10.3% Students in special education with IEPs
27.2% 42.8% School membership eligible for free lunch
24.7% School-age children below poverty


1987 1995 High school completers and dropouts
100.0% 60,018 94.7% 56,271 Regular diploma
  2.6% 1,556 Other diploma
    High school equivalency
  2.7% 1,617 Other completers
    8.5% Dropouts
      59.0% Dropouts who were male
      46.8% Dropouts who were minority


Figure 6
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state () and nation () and the 25th () and 75th () percentiles
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state (symbol) and nation (symbol) and the 25th (symbol) and 75th (symbol) percentiles


Grade 4 Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science achievement levels
215.5 262.5 Average Mathematics scale score [scale 0 to 500]
47.4% 48.9% Students below basic level
52.6% 51.1% Students at or above basic level
13.0% 15.9% Students at or above proficient level
1.0% 2.1% Students at advanced level
141.6 Average Science scale score [scale 0 to 300]
  50.5% Students below basic level
  49.5% Students at or above basic level
  20.9% Students at or above proficient level
  1.5% Students at advanced level

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STAFF INFORMATION
1987 1996 Educational staff
100% 119,320 100% 151,369 Total education staff
        Instructional staff
52.2% 62,280 54.0% 81,795 Teachers
10.0% 11,898 10.8% 16,313 Instructional aides
        Support staff
1.1% 1,319 1.7% 2,558 Guidance counselors/directors
1.6% 1,859 2.2% 3,284 Librarians/library support
6.5% 7,789 6.7% 10,119 Administrative support
24.7% 29,433 20.5% 30,969 Other support services
        Administrators
3.4% 4,105 2.7% 4,083 School-based
0.5% 637 1.5% 2248 School district officials/administrators


Figure 7
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level


1987 1996  
1.1 1.1 Teacher to all other staff ratio
13.1 12.9 Teacher to administrator ratio


Figure 8
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience


1987 1996  
$17,304 $25,434 Average beginning teacher salary
$25,736 $35,679 Average teacher salary


Figure 9
Distribution of public school teachers by age
Distribution of public school teachers by age


1987 1993 Preparation of teachers: highest degree earned
0.1% 0.4% Public school teachers with no degree
45.5% 49.2% Public school teachers with a Bachelor's or lower degree
47.6% 42.5% Public school teachers with a Master's degree
6.8% 7.9% Public school teachers with a degree beyond Master's

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FISCAL INFORMATION
FY88 FY97 Federal aid to education under selected programs
(in thousands of current dollars)
$94,402 $206,871 National school lunch
$16,030 $58,236 National school breakfast
$107,568 $175,414 Title I
$37,313 $72,673 Education for the handicapped
$26,353 $39,022 Vocational and adult education
$20,150 $31,454 School improvement
$7,067 $6,489 School assistance (federally affected areas)
$193 $505 Bilingual education
Indian education


Figure 10
Revenues by source
Revenues by source


Figure 11
Current expenditures by function
Current expenditures by function


FY88 FY97 Revenues and expenditures (in current dollars)
$3,715,388 $8,129,250 Revenues (in thousands of dollars)
$3,344 $6,036 Revenue per pupil in membership
$3,549,038 $7,230,405 Current expenditures (in thousands of dollars)
$3,195 $5,369 Current expenditure per pupil in membership
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