Scroll through our blog for detailed analysis on different data releases.

Relationship between School Performance and Poverty, 2019

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, 2019[…]

Milestones State Percentile Ranks 2019

The view below converts average test scores for each school into a state percentile rank. This view is helpful for comparing performance over time, across grades and subjects, and to the rest of the state. The percentiles show a school’s relative position among all Georgia schools. For example, Burgess-Peterson’s 2019 average 3rd grade English score Read more about Milestones State Percentile Ranks 2019[…]

College Enrollment and Persistence 2018

The graph below shows the percentage of our 2018 high school graduates who enrolled in college in the fall. The graph shows that 84% of this year’s graduates from Drew Charter School enrolled in college, which is the highest rate in APS. The next graph includes data on the percentage of students who remained enrolled Read more about College Enrollment and Persistence 2018[…]

2018 School Finance Data

The Georgia Department of Education and the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement released 2018 finance star results on January 24, 2019. Finance stars are calculated using each school’s or district’s per pupil expenditures, converted to a percentile rank, compared to their CCRPI score (school performance rating). See this page for details. Finance star results have Read more about 2018 School Finance Data[…]

2018 Milestones Results by Subgroup

The visual below shows math proficiency rates for all students, Black students, and White students at Atlanta Neighborhood Charter (ANCS) and Drew Charter. Notice that differences in overall performance do not necessarily correspond to similar differences in subgroup performance. Drew’s overall middle school math proficiency of 57% is eight points higher than ANCS’s rate of Read more about 2018 Milestones Results by Subgroup[…]

School Poverty Rates 2018

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement releases school direct certification rates as a measure of student poverty. Direct certification means that a student was directly certified for free lunch through state data-sharing. Students qualify if their family receives SNAP or TANF benefits, or if the student is identified as homeless, unaccompanied youth, foster, or migrant. Read more about School Poverty Rates 2018[…]

2018 Beating the Odds

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 2018 Beating the Odds[…]