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Atlanta Public Schools

GreatSchools Rating: 4 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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130 Trinity Avenue S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Fulton County
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PH: (404) 802-3500
FAX: (404) 802-1803

  • Grades PK-12 & ungraded
  • 49,874 students
  • 109 schools

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 CRCT Results

 
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 1

Reading
 89% (2010)
 90% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

English Language Arts
 82% (2010)
 86% (2009)
The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

Math
 78% (2010)
 85% (2009)
The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

Source: GA Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Grade 2

Reading
 86% (2010)
 89% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

English Language Arts
 81% (2010)
 86% (2009)
The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

Math
 77% (2010)
 83% (2009)
The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

Source: GA Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Grade 3

Reading
 85% (2013)
 84% (2012)
 85% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 84% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

Social Studies
 75% (2013)
 71% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 70% (2010)
 70% (2009)
The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

Science
 66% (2013)
 65% (2012)
 71% (2011)
 69% (2010)
 75% (2009)
The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 79% (2013)
 84% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 80% (2010)
 83% (2009)
The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

Math
 66% (2013)
 68% (2012)
 70% (2011)
 65% (2010)
 73% (2009)
The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

Source: GA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Reading
 88% (2013)
 83% (2012)
 81% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 86% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

Social Studies
 70% (2013)
 67% (2012)
 70% (2011)
 65% (2010)
 65% (2009)
The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

Science
 72% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 68% (2011)
 72% (2010)
 76% (2009)
The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 84% (2013)
 85% (2012)
 82% (2011)
 83% (2010)
 87% (2009)
The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

Math
 74% (2013)
 67% (2012)
 68% (2011)
 64% (2010)
 72% (2009)
The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

Source: GA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Reading
 87% (2013)
 85% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 86% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

Social Studies
 70% (2013)
 64% (2012)
 65% (2011)
 64% (2010)
 66% (2009)
The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

Science
 69% (2013)
 67% (2012)
 67% (2011)
 69% (2010)
 74% (2009)
The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 90% (2013)
 90% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 88% (2010)
 92% (2009)
The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

Math
 81% (2013)
 71% (2012)
 76% (2011)
 69% (2010)
 77% (2009)
The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

Source: GA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Reading
 93% (2013)
 92% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 85% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

Social Studies
 63% (2013)
 56% (2012)
 60% (2011)
 50% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

Science
 58% (2013)
 55% (2012)
 56% (2011)
 55% (2010)
 56% (2009)
The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 88% (2013)
 88% (2012)
 89% (2011)
 90% (2010)
 89% (2009)
The state average for English Language Arts was 92% in 2013.

Math
 72% (2013)
 65% (2012)
 62% (2011)
 62% (2010)
 65% (2009)
The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

Source: GA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Reading
 92% (2013)
 90% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 83% (2010)
 82% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

Social Studies
 71% (2013)
 61% (2012)
 62% (2011)
 54% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

Science
 75% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 72% (2011)
 70% (2010)
 62% (2009)
The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 91% (2013)
 91% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 89% (2010)
 85% (2009)
The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

Math
 83% (2013)
 82% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 75% (2009)
The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

Source: GA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Reading
 94% (2013)
 92% (2012)
 92% (2011)
 90% (2010)
 88% (2009)
The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

Social Studies
 63% (2013)
 59% (2012)
 61% (2011)
 55% (2010)
 51% (2009)
The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

Science
 60% (2013)
 54% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 52% (2010)
 50% (2009)
The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 92% (2013)
 93% (2012)
 89% (2011)
 88% (2010)
 90% (2009)
The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

Math
 70% (2013)
 59% (2012)
 66% (2011)
 63% (2010)
 65% (2009)
The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

Source: GA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8.
  • The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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 Writing Assessment Results

 
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 5

Writing
 77% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 72% (2010)
Data not available for this district (2009)
The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

Source: GA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8

Writing
 81% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 79% (2010)
 74% (2009)
The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

Source: GA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8.
  • The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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 GHSWT Results

 
Scale: % passing

Grade 11

Writing
 94% (2013)
 91% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 93% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

Source: GA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11.
  • The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia.
  • Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school.
  • The goal is for all students to pass the test.

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 GHSGT Results

 
Scale: % at or above passing

Grade 11

Social Studies
 70% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 80% (2009)
The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

Science
 85% (2011)
 83% (2010)
 77% (2009)
The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

English Language Arts
 84% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 83% (2009)
The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

Math
 68% (2011)
 85% (2010)
 86% (2009)
The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

Source: GA Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11.
  • The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia.
  • Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school.
  • The goal is for all students to pass the test.

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 EOCT Results

 
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Integrated Math II
 44% (2013)
 31% (2012)
 33% (2011)
 25% (2010)
The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

Biology
 58% (2013)
 54% (2012)
 52% (2011)
 48% (2010)
The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

U.S. History
 59% (2013)
 57% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 47% (2010)
The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

Physical Science
 63% (2013)
 59% (2012)
 59% (2011)
 55% (2010)
The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

9th Grade Literature
 73% (2013)
 69% (2012)
 67% (2011)
 65% (2010)
The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

American Literature
 85% (2013)
 81% (2012)
 81% (2011)
 79% (2010)
The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

Economics
 72% (2013)
 68% (2012)
 63% (2011)
 58% (2010)
The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

Algebra I
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

Coordinate Algebra
 23% (2013)
The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

Integrated Math I
 23% (2013)
 46% (2012)
 39% (2011)
 45% (2010)
The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

Geometry
 86% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

Source: GA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics.
  • The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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 Students

 
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