APS Enrollment Data 1994-2017

The visual below shows enrollment trends at APS for the past 24 years. Each data point is from the GADOE October FTE count. Use the filters on the right to select a school or grade, or the tabs at the top to pick a different view.

Mouse-over the visual to get exact numbers. The graph shows that the number of total students in APS has decreased from 59,560 to 52,147 students from 1994 to 2016. But there has been some increase since the 2009 low of 48,909. Demographics have also shifted: from 91% black in 1994, to 74% black in 2017.

The graph has several interactive features: choose a specific school or grade using the filters on the right, or use the tabs at the top to change visuals.

Below we have a few examples of visuals that can be made with this data. The first visual shows Toomer enrollment over time. We can see the enrollment spikes in 2012 and 2017 due to the closures of East Lake and Whitefoord Elementary schools. This view also uses the “Line” option for graph type to more clearly show the change in enrollment for white students.

The next graph uses the “Multi-Select” tab to show enrollment in the Grady cluster over time. The selection includes all of the current traditional schools in the cluster and Centennial Academy. Switching to the line option for this graph is also helpful.

The last selection show Drew Charter enrollment by grade for the current year. This view shows that the early grades at Drew are more diverse.

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