Georgia State Information

Where Georgia Ranks
Georgia National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $7,923 $7,734 21
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 19.7 21.2 16
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $33,919 $29,564 8
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $45,414 $45,771 16
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 56 %71 % 49
  • Black
  • 48 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • -- %52 %
  • White
  • 63 %78 %
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    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Sonny Perdue (R)
    Superintendent of Education: Kathy Cox
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 1,496,012
    No. of Districts: 180
    No. of Public Schools: 1,969
    No. of Public School Teachers: 96,044
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $10.8 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 43.8%
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 45.1%
    Students With Disabilities: 11.9%
    English-Language Learners: 4.7%

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