APS Enrollment Data 1994-2019

The visual below shows enrollment trends at APS for the past 26 years1. 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 52,416 students from 1994 to 2019. But there has been some increase since the 2009 low of 48,909. Demographics have also shifted: from 91% black in 1994, to 72% black in 2019.

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 is filtered to show enrollment at Jackson High School over time. Jackson’s enrollment low point was 791 students in 2011, and has since increased to 1,361 students.

The next visual uses the multi-select option to look at enrollment growth at KIPP charter schools. KIPP Atlanta enrolled 151 students in 2003 and now enrolls 3,656 students 2.

The last visual shows district-wide enrollment by grade. The relative peak in ninth grade is due to older students who did not accumulate enough credits to be listed as tenth graders, and does not represent a larger cohort. Change the filter to an individual school to see how enrollment varies by grade.

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  1. Data is from the Georgia Department of Education’s annual October student count, known as the October FTE count.
  2. This does not include Woodson Park, which entered a partnership with KIPP this year. The addition of Woodson Park increases current KIPP enrollment to 4,285 students.