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Atlanta school information

Index Atlanta Georgia National
Average Test Scores35%42%48%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools1552,16479,221
Total private schools6451524,874
Total post-secondary schools461927,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Atlanta are 27% 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

      Index Atlanta Georgia National
      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%

      Atlanta, GA School Districts

      • Atlanta City School District
      • Fulton County School District
      • DeKalb County School District

      There are a total of 155 public schools, 64 private schools and 46 post-secondary schools in Atlanta. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Atlanta, GA schools is 35%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Atlanta, GA, an average of 87.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 86.6% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Dunwoody, GA49,46668%42.4%
      Scottdale, GA11,19661%26.0%
      Avondale Estates, GA3,14258%20.1%
      Marietta, GA60,68758%19.8%
      Lilburn, GA12,75551%5.5%
      Atlanta, GA497,64235%26.7%

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      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Sacramento, CA503,48234%28.8%
      Kansas City, MO491,15836%25.5%
      Mesa, AZ508,91847%2.4%
      Omaha, NE479,52949%2.1%
      Colorado Springs, CO471,68643%10.7%
      Atlanta, GA497,64235%26.7%
      Source: The Atlanta, GA education data displayed above is derived from the 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.