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College Enrollment Rates by Race 2017

Our most recent post reported college enrollment and persistence rates for APS schools. This post presents the same data, but also shows the results by race. In the first graph, we can see that the district’s college enrollment rate for black students in 2017 was 56%, but there is large variation by school- from 81% Read more about College Enrollment Rates by Race 2017[…]

College Enrollment and Persistence 2017

Many of our reports focus on the performance of our current students. However, with data from the National Student Clearinghouse, we’re also able to track the college enrollment and persistence rates of our former students. The graph below shows the percentage of our 2017 high school graduates who enrolled in college in the fall. The Read more about College Enrollment and Persistence 2017[…]

2017 Beating the Odds Results

The Georgia Department of Education uses the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) to measure school effectiveness. However, we see that CCRPI results are correlated with factors outside of a school’s control, like the percentage of economically disadvantaged students. To measure how schools perform compared to those serving similar students, the Governor’s Office of Read more about 2017 Beating the Odds Results[…]

Percentage of Students Enrolled in Public School

The visual below shows the percentage of students enrolled in public school by zip code. Rates are calculated as the the number of students living in the zip code and enrolled in public school divided by the total number of students who live in the zip code (public plus private enrollment). Use the filters to Read more about Percentage of Students Enrolled in Public School[…]

Building Capacity 2017-2018

The visual below shows building usage by school. Usage is calculated as student enrollment divided by building capacity. Tap or mouse-over a school zone to view the enrollment trend over time. Notice the filter on the left side allows the user to select different planning capacity class sizes. Changing the expected class size changes the Read more about Building Capacity 2017-2018[…]

2017 Milestones Results by Subgroup

The visual below shows Georgia Milestones results by subgroup. The filters on the left allow comparisons by district, school, exam, subgroup, and year. The default view compares Black, Hispanic and White students at Atlanta Public Schools by the percentage of students who scored proficient or better on Math exams, grades 3-8. This visual shows that Read more about 2017 Milestones Results by Subgroup[…]

Relationship between School Performance and Poverty

Atlanta Public Schools has the most diverse portfolio of schools in the state. We have schools in some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Georgia and schools in some of the poorest. The graph below shows that these schools have very different achievement levels: The challenge index measures the percentage of students who are either directly Read more about Relationship between School Performance and Poverty[…]