Georgia



State Governance

State Board of Education

                Georgia’s State Board of Education consists of fourteen members, each serving a seven-year term. The board members are appointed by the governor.

State Board of Education has authority over:

  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Summative Assessments

Governor

                Nathan Deal (R).

Chief State School Officer

                Richard Woods

Elected by a partisan ballot

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 62.1%

English Language Learners: 5.3%

Served by IDEA: 11.1%

 

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

 

Adjusted cohort graduation rate between 2011 and 2015:

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1994

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 103

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 83,277

Charter School Cap Law: None

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Georgia intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on September 18, 2017. Learn more about Georgia’s ESSA approach.