Harpst Academy

  • Harpst Academy serves 42 students in grades 5-11.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Harpst Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 59%.

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School Overview

  • Harpst Academy's student population of 42 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 8 teachers has grown by 60% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades 5-11
Total Students42 students
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Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Harpst Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,174 schools in Georgia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Harpst Academy is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank#1807 out of 2,174 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio5:116:1
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Hispanic
12%
15%
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Black
31%
37%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Harpst Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
53%
41%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Harpst Academy and the percentage of White public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Harpst Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score0.610.42
This chart display the diversity score of Harpst Academy and the public school average diversity score of Georgia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate<50%
81%
Eligible for Free Lunch
92%
57%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Harpst Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePolk County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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