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  • For the 2019-20 school year, there are 4 public schools managed by Ben Hill County School District serving 3,252 students in Fitzgerald, Georgia.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Georgia state average of 60%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the state average of 16:1.

Ben Hill County School District (2019-20)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Fitzgerald Ben Hill County Middle School
    134 Jc Hunter Rd
    Fitzgerald, GA 31750
    (229)409-5578

    Grades: 6-8 | 660 students
  • Fitzgerald Ben Hill County Primary School
    221 Jc Hunter Rd
    Fitzgerald, GA 31750
    (229)409-5592

    Grades: PK-2 | 979 students
  • Fitzgerald Ben Hill Elementary School
    328 Lobinger Ave
    Fitzgerald, GA 31750
    (229)409-5586

    Grades: 3-5 | 782 students
  • Fitzgerald Fitzgerald High School
    601 W Cypress St
    Fitzgerald, GA 31750
    (229)409-5530

    Grades: 9-12 | 831 students

Overview

School District NameBen Hill County School District
# of Schoolsn/a
# of Students3,252 students
# of Teachers209 Teacher(s)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
# of Male Students1,622 students
% Male Students
50%
# of Female Students1,630 students
% Female Students
50%

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.63
# of American Indian Students4 students
% American Indian Students
n/a
# of Asian Students24 students
% Asian Students
1%
# of Hispanic Students372 students
% Hispanic Students
11%
# of Black Students1,381 students
% Black Students
42%
# of White Students1,382 students
% White Students
42%
# of Hawaiian Studentsn/a
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
# of Two or more races Students89 students
% of Two or more races Students
3%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:189
# of Students in Kindergarten:278
# of Students in 1st Grade:245
# of Students in 2nd Grade:267
# of Students in 3rd Grade:263
# of Students in 4th Grade:276
# of Students in 5th Grade:243
# of Students in 6th Grade:213
# of Students in 7th Grade:224
# of Students in 8th Grade:223
# of Students in 9th Grade:241
# of Students in 10th Grade:218
# of Students in 11th Grade:196
# of Students in 12th Grade:176
# of Ungraded Students: -

District Comparison

  • Ben Hill County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 198 school districts in Georgia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 79% has increased from 70-74% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (GA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
41%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ben Hill County 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
41%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ben Hill County 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 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
79%
82%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Ben Hill County School District and public school graduation rate of GA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $10,987 is higher than the state average of $10,277. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $11,887 is higher than the state average of $10,242. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (GA)
Total Revenue$36 MM$33 MM
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Spending$39 MM$33 MM
This chart display total spending of Ben Hill County School District and average spending for each school distric in GA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$10,987$10,277
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Ben Hill County School District and average revenue per public school student in GA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending / Student$11,887$10,242
This chart display average spending per public school student in Ben Hill County School District and average spending per public school student in GA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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Ben Hill County School District public schools have a diversity score of 0.63, which is higher than the Georgia average of 0.42. The most diverse school in the district is Ben Hill County Middle School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Georgia or national school diversity statistics.