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Georgia2020-10-14T20:57:48+00:00

GEORGIA

Georgia’s reporting system is produced in partnership between the Georgia Department of Education and the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. School-by-school spending data with comparison to district and state averages are available on the Office of Student Achievement’s Annual K-12 Public Schools Report Card, while school-level spending details are included through the School System Financial Information on the Department of Education’s website. Georgia published FY 17, FY 18, and FY 19 school-by-school spending data. Explore Georgia’s spending data below or jump over to the School Report Cards HERE or to the state Department of Education’s School System Financial Information system HERE.

WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THE REPORT CARD ABOUT PER SCHOOL SPENDING

OTHER QUESTIONS TO ASK & HOW TO FIND THE ANSWERS

The Georgia report card does not yet have an online option to compare spending for every school in a district. However, the Financial Efficiency Star Rating data file contains per-pupil spending data for each school in the state grouped by district. Find your district to view each school’s spending. Then determine the year you want to compare. For instance, to view Per Pupil Expenditures in 2019, use the PPE_19 column in the data file.

The Georgia report card does not yet have an online option to compare spending and demographics.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

View each comparison school’s report card  to view the spending data. To gather this information, click on the “Personnel and Fiscal” tab then enter in the district and school(s) you wish to compare. Click on the “Per Pupil Expenditures and Financial Efficiency Star Ratings” tab to view spending results. To view demographics, go back to the report card and click on “Indicators and Demographics” and then enter in the district and school(s) you wish to compare.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

Use the Schools Like Mine Dashboard to find Georgia public schools that are demographically similar. Then view each comparison school’s report card to gather spending data. To find this information, click on the “Personnel and Fiscal” tab from the report card home page then enter in the district and school(s) you wish to compare. Click on the “Per Pupil Expenditures and Financial Efficiency Star Ratings” tab to view spending results.

Georgia does not publish district or state averages for spending on services.

The Georgia report card does not have an online comparison option for spending on services and demographics.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

View each comparison school’s School System Financial Information page and enter the district representing the school(s) you want to access. Click the “Expenditures – By School/Facility” icon, then select the school to view spending information for that school. Then view the comparison schools report card to view demographic data.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

Use the Schools Like Mine Dashboard to find schools that are demographically similar. Then view each comparison school’s School System Financial Information page and enter the district representing the school(s) you want to access. Click the “Expenditures – By School/Facility” icon, then select the school to view spending information.

The Georgia report card does not yet have an online comparison option for school spending and outcomes. You can view individual school’s Report Cards to gather comparison details on spending per student and student performance on achievement tests and graduation rates.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

View each comparison school(s) report card  to gather school-by-school spending data and use the Georgia School Report to gather outcomes information for each comparison school(s).

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

Use the Schools Like Mine Dashboard to find Georgia public schools that are demographically similar to yours. Then view each comparison school(s) Report Card Per Pupil Expenditures to gather school-by-school spending data and use the Georgia School Report to gather outcomes information for each comparison school(s).

MORE ABOUT GEORGIA

Georgia’s reporting system is a joint project of the Georgia Department of Education and the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. The state has a Financial Efficiency Star Rating (FESR) to assess school financial efficiency performance. If you have any questions about the data reported by Georgia or feedback on its report card system(s) please complete the online form HERE.