Harpst Academy

  • Harpst Academy serves 57 students in grades 6-11.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 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 top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 61%.

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School Overview

  • Harpst Academy's student population of 57 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-11
Total Students57 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 2,185 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has increased from 6:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Harpst Academy is 0.43, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1196 out of 2185 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Hispanic
6%
16%
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Black
16%
37%
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White
74%
39%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.430.69
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Graduation Rate<50%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
55%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePolk County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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