Atlanta Public Schools School District

210 Pryor Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30335
(District boundaries shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Atlanta Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Georgia for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 17 public high schools serving 14,447 students in Atlanta Public Schools School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public high schools in Georgia.
Public High Schools in Atlanta Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the Georgia public high school average of 24%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 32% statewide average).
Public High School in Atlanta Public School School District have a Graduation Rate of 84%, which is less than the Georgia average of 85%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Charles Drew Charter Ja/sr Academy, with ≥95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Georgia or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public high school average of 62% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (GA)
# Schools
87 Schools
521 Schools
# Students
49,994 Students
569,146 Students
# Teachers
4,012 Teachers
33,706 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Atlanta Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 220 school districts in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 83% has increased from 71% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (GA)
#99 out of 221 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Atlanta Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
28%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Atlanta Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
35%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Atlanta Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
83%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Atlanta Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.45
0.70
# American Indian Students
110 Students
1,146 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
522 Students
25,364 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
3,806 Students
96,392 Students
% Hispanic Students
8%
17%
# Black Students
36,105 Students
207,638 Students
% Black Students
72%
37%
# White Students
7,968 Students
216,687 Students
% White Students
16%
38%
# Hawaiian Students
43 Students
647 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,440 Students
21,156 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,241
328
# Students in K Grade:
3,855
1,299
# Students in 1st Grade:
4,014
1,429
# Students in 2nd Grade:
4,149
1,464
# Students in 3rd Grade:
4,077
1,744
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,950
1,914
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,979
2,429
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,714
4,172
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,953
5,008
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,770
8,733
# Students in 9th Grade:
4,312
160,653
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,243
137,060
# Students in 11th Grade:
3,044
125,123
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,693
117,790
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $22,555 is higher than the state median of $14,328. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $20,829 is higher than the state median of $13,453. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (GA)
Total Revenue
$1,128 MM
$24,999 MM
This chart display total revenue of Atlanta Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$1,041 MM
$23,473 MM
This chart display total spending of Atlanta Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$22,555
$14,328
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Atlanta Public Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$20,829
$13,453
This chart display average spending per public school student in Atlanta Public Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Atlanta Public Schools School District Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Atlanta Classical Academy
Charter School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3260 Northside Dr Nw
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 369-3500
Grades: K-12
| 688 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Booker T. Washington High School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
45 Whitehouse Dr Sw
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 802-4600
Grades: 9-12
| 862 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Corretta Scott King Young Womens' Leadership Academy
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1190 Northwest Dr Nw
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 802-4900
Grades: 6-12
| 312 students
Rank: #44.
Charles Drew Charter Ja/sr Academy
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
300 E Lake Blvd Se
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 687-0001
Grades: 6-12
| 921 students
Rank: #55.
Maynard Jackson High School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
801 Glenwood Ave Se
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 802-5200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,494 students
Rank: #66.
G.w. Carver High School Early College
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
55 Mcdonough Blvd Se
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 802-4405
Grades: 9-12
| 515 students
Rank: #77.
Midtown High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
929 Charles Allen Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 802-3001
Grades: 9-12
| 1,545 students
Rank: #88.
Kipp Atlanta Collegiate Charter School
Charter School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
98 Anderson Ave Nw
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 326-4858
Grades: 9-12
| 803 students
Rank: #99.
North Atlanta High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4111 Northside Pkwy Nw
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 802-4700
Grades: 9-12
| 2,218 students
Rank: #1010.
B.e.s.t Academy
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1190 Northwest Dr Nw
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 802-4900
Grades: 6-12
| 247 students
Rank: #1111.
Benjamin E. Mays High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3450 Benjamin E Mays Dr Sw
Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 802-5100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,268 students
Rank: #1212.
D. M. Therrell High School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3099 Panther Trl Sw
Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 802-5300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,003 students
Rank: #1313.
Hillside Conant School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
690 Courtenay Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 875-4551
Grades: 5-12
| 46 students
Rank: #1414.
South Atlanta High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
800 Hutchens Rd Se
Atlanta, GA 30354
(404) 802-5050
Grades: 9-12
| 857 students
Rank: #1515.
Frederick Douglass High School
(Math: 4% | Reading: 16% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
225 Hamilton E Holmes Dr Nw
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 802-3100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,182 students
Rank: #1616.
Carver High School
(Math: 2% | Reading: 10-14% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
55 Mcdonough Blvd Se
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 802-4415
Grades: 9-12
| 477 students
Rank: #1717.
Hank Aaron New Beginnings Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2930 Forrest Hills Dr Sw
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 591-7275
Grades: 7-12
| 9 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 87 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 49,994 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • : 83% (Btm 50% in GA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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