Atlanta school information

IndexAtlantaGeorgiaNational
Average Test Scores28%35%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools1552,16479,221
Total private schools6451524,874
Total post-secondary schools461927,963
The Atlanta, GA educational system consists of 155 public schools, 64 private schools and 46 post-secondary schools. Atlanta public schools have average test scores of 28% which is 22% lower than than the Georgia average and 44% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Atlanta public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Georgia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.6% have completed high school, 48.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 7.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Atlanta are 44% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 155 public schools in Atlanta.
  • 87.2% of people in Atlanta have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.6% of people in Atlanta have completed high school.
  • 48.3% of people in Atlanta have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Atlanta

IndexAtlantaGeorgiaNational
Completed 8th grade87.2%82.3%84.3%
Completed high school86.6%81.0%83.0%
Completed some college70.3%57.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree53.0%36.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors48.3%29.4%30.3%
Completed masters21.2%11.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.3%3.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.2%1.3%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Atlanta (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Dunwoody, GA48,12860%23%
Avondale Estates, GA3,09553%8%
Marietta, GA59,71453%7%
Chamblee, GA27,86245%8%
Druid Hills, GA13,44443%13%
Atlanta, GA456,37828%44%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Virginia Beach, VA449,73382%67%
Colorado Springs, CO448,75937%25%
Omaha, NE443,07272%47%
Long Beach, CA469,79337%25%
Mesa, AZ470,45639%21%
Atlanta, GA456,37828%44%
Source: The Atlanta, GA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.