The Best Academy At Benjamin S. Carson

  • The Best Academy At Benjamin S. Carson serves 309 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the GA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 58%.
  • The Best Academy At Benjamin S. Carson operates within the Atlanta School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 309 students has declined by 35% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 309 students
The Best Academy At Benjamin S. Carson Total Students (2008-2015)
Gender % The Best Academy At Benjamin S. Carson Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
The Best Academy At Benjamin S. Carson Total Teachers (2008-2015)
Students by Grade The Best Academy At Benjamin S. Carson Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.01 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 16:1
The Best Academy At Benjamin S. Carson Student Teacher Ratio (2008-2015)
Hispanic
n/a
14%
The Best Academy At Benjamin S. Carson Black Students (2011-2014)
Black
n/a
37%
The Best Academy At Benjamin S. Carson Black Students (2008-2014)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
The Best Academy At Benjamin S. Carson Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
n/a
3%
The Best Academy At Benjamin S. Carson Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.01 0.41
The Best Academy At Benjamin S. Carson Diversity Score (2008-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
100%
57%
The Best Academy At Benjamin S. Carson Eligible for Free Lunch (2008-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
6%
The Best Academy At Benjamin S. Carson Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2008-2013)

District Comparison

  • Atlanta School District's student population of 50,092 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $16,156 is higher than the state average of $10,007. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $16,378 is higher than the state average of $9,869. The district spending/student has declined by 10% over four years.
School District Name Atlanta School District
Number of Schools
Managed
98
5
Number of Students Managed 50,092 3,306
Atlanta School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $810 MM $33 MM
Atlanta School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $821 MM $33 MM
Atlanta School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $16,156 $10,007
Atlanta School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $16,378 $9,869
Atlanta School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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