Dougherty County School District

200 Pine Avenue
Albany, GA 31701
(District boundaries shown in map)
1/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Dougherty County 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%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 19 public elementary schools serving 9,460 students in Dougherty County School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in Georgia.
Public Elementary Schools in Dougherty County School District have an average math proficiency score of 14% (versus the Georgia public elementary school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 16% (versus the 39% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Georgia public elementary school average of 64% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (GA)
# Schools
22 Schools
1,850 Schools
# Students
13,049 Students
1,209,485 Students
# Teachers
834 Teachers
85,483 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Dougherty County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 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 86% has increased from 80% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (GA)
#200 out of 221 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Dougherty County  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
12%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dougherty 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 2020-21 school year data.
16%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dougherty 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 2020-21 school year data.
86%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Dougherty County  School District and public school graduation rate of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.19
0.71
# American Indian Students
21 Students
2,440 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
44 Students
53,732 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
4%
# Hispanic Students
477 Students
211,895 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
18%
# Black Students
11,722 Students
441,630 Students
% Black Students
90%
37%
# White Students
551 Students
440,223 Students
% White Students
4%
36%
# Hawaiian Students
10 Students
1,234 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
224 Students
57,626 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
355
45,542
# Students in K Grade:
987
120,843
# Students in 1st Grade:
925
122,092
# Students in 2nd Grade:
987
124,141
# Students in 3rd Grade:
992
125,114
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,023
126,819
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,066
128,911
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,066
130,871
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,006
133,256
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,046
133,445
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,154
5,572
# Students in 10th Grade:
959
5,277
# Students in 11th Grade:
784
4,073
# Students in 12th Grade:
699
3,529
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,934 is higher than the state median of $14,328. The school district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,147 is higher than the state median of $13,453. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (GA)
Total Revenue
$208 MM
$24,999 MM
This chart display total revenue of Dougherty County  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
$185 MM
$23,473 MM
This chart display total spending of Dougherty County  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
$15,934
$14,328
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Dougherty County  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
$14,147
$13,453
This chart display average spending per public school student in Dougherty County  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 Dougherty County School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Robert A. Cross Middle Magnet
Magnet School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
324 Lockett Station Rd
Albany, GA 31721
(229) 431-3362
Grades: 6-8
| 563 students
Rank: #22.
Lake Park Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
605 Meadowlark Dr
Albany, GA 31707
(229) 431-3370
Grades: PK-5
| 508 students
Rank: #33.
Lincoln Elementary Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
518 W Society Ave
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 431-3373
Grades: K-5
| 455 students
Rank: #44.
International Studies Elementary Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2237 Cutts Dr
Albany, GA 31705
(229) 431-3384
Grades: K-5
| 424 students
Rank: #55.
Live Oak Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4529 Gillionville Rd
Albany, GA 31721
(229) 431-1209
Grades: PK-5
| 789 students
Rank: #66.
Sherwood Acres Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2201 Doncaster Dr
Albany, GA 31707
(229) 431-3397
Grades: PK-5
| 560 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Lamar Reese School Of The Arts
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1215 Lily Pond Rd
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 431-3495
Grades: PK-5
| 356 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Radium Springs Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2400 Roxanna Rd
Albany, GA 31705
(229) 431-3395
Grades: PK-5
| 418 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Turner Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2001 Leonard Ave
Albany, GA 31705
(229) 431-3406
Grades: PK-5
| 410 students
Rank: #1010.
Merry Acres Middle School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1601 Florence Dr
Albany, GA 31707
(229) 431-3338
Grades: 6-8
| 726 students
Rank: #1111.
Northside Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
901 14th Ave
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 431-3390
Grades: PK-5
| 329 students
Rank: #1212.
Albany Middle School
(Math: 5% | Reading: 8%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 Cordell Ave
Albany, GA 31705
(229) 431-3325
Grades: 6-8
| 894 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Radium Springs Middle School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2600 Radium Springs Rd
Albany, GA 31705
(229) 431-3346
Grades: 6-8
| 931 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Robert H Harvey Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1305 E 2nd Ave
Albany, GA 31705
(229) 431-3367
Grades: PK-5
| 540 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
West Town Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1113 University St
Albany, GA 31707
(229) 431-3409
Grades: PK-5
| 395 students
Rank: #16 - 1816. - 18.
Alice Coachman Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1425 W Oakridge Dr
Albany, GA 31707
(229) 431-3488
Grades: PK-5
| 450 students
Rank: #16 - 1816. - 18.
Martin Luther King- Jr. Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3125 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 438-3502
Grades: PK-5
| 380 students
Rank: #16 - 1816. - 18.
Morningside Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
120 Sunset Ln
Albany, GA 31705
(229) 431-3387
Grades: PK-5
| 321 students
1800 Massey Drive
Albany, GA 31705
(229) 431-1218
Grades: 6-12
| 11 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 22 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 13,049 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • : 86% (Btm 50% in GA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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