The Best Academy High School At Benjamin S. Carson

  • The Best Academy High School At Benjamin S. Carson serves 245 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the GA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 58%.
  • The Best Academy High School At Benjamin S. Carson operates within the Atlanta School District.
  • Atlanta School District's 59% graduation rate is lower than the GA state average of 69%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 245 students has grown by 27% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 77% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 245 students
The Best Academy High School At Benjamin S. Carson Total Students (2011-2015)
Gender % The Best Academy High School At Benjamin S. Carson Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
The Best Academy High School At Benjamin S. Carson Total Teachers (2011-2015)
Students by Grade The Best Academy High School At Benjamin S. Carson Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.04 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 8:1 16:1
The Best Academy High School At Benjamin S. Carson Student Teacher Ratio (2011-2014)
Black
98%
37%
The Best Academy High School At Benjamin S. Carson Black Students (2011-2015)
Two or more races
2%
3%
The Best Academy High School At Benjamin S. Carson Two Or More Races Students (2013-2015)
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.
0.04 0.41
The Best Academy High School At Benjamin S. Carson Diversity Score (2011-2015)
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.
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The Best Academy High School At Benjamin S. Carson Eligible for Free Lunch (2011-2014)
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.
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The Best Academy High School At Benjamin S. Carson Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2011-2013)

District Comparison

  • Atlanta School District's student population of 50,092 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 59% has increased from 49% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $15,577 is higher than the state average of $9,769. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $16,248 is higher than the state average of $9,774. The district spending/student has declined by 15% 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 (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 59% 69%
Atlanta School District Graduation Rate (1994-2015)
District Total Revenue $772 MM $32 MM
Atlanta School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $805 MM $32 MM
Atlanta School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $15,577 $9,769
Atlanta School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $16,248 $9,774
Atlanta School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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