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Milestones Spotlight: Gideons

We’re highlighting a few schools that showed improved achievement in 2018. Each post will include an interview with the principal and a review of their data. Today we’ll look at Gideons Elementary. Gideons started a partnership with The Kindezi Schools in 2018, which was also Danielle Washington’s first year as the principal. We can see Read more about Milestones Spotlight: Gideons[…]

Milestones Spotlight: Hope-Hill

We’re highlighting a few schools that showed improved achievement in 2018. Each post will include an interview with the principal and a review of their data. Today we’ll look at Hope-Hill Elementary. The graph below shows that Hope-Hill improved their state percentile rank in every grade and tested subject in 2018. 5th grade social studies Read more about Milestones Spotlight: Hope-Hill[…]

Relationship between School Performance and Poverty, 2018

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 math achievement levels: Use the filters on the left to select different grades, subjects, Read more about Relationship between School Performance and Poverty, 2018[…]

New Features on the Enrollment Map

We’ve upgraded the enrollment map page with the following improvements: Faster page load and responsiveness Improved address search Map color options: Visit the page to check it out! For our web developer & school district data friends- if you’re interested in building something similar, see the github page. PS: this map shows 2017 Milestones data Read more about New Features on the Enrollment Map[…]

Introducing the School Comparison Page

Today we published a new page to APS Insights, School Comparison. This page uses the same data as the school profile, but allows multiple school selections and shows the results as a heat map: School Comparison Example The performance data points are color-coded to quickly show high and low performance. The color scale for each metric Read more about Introducing the School Comparison Page[…]

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[…]