Why Get Involved?

Fewer than 6 in 10 Students Finish High School in Georgia

Why Get Involved?

 

If you would like to know why your company should get involved, “we have an app for that”. The apps below provide users interactive tools to understand the educational challenges faced in Georgia. It is our hope that your corporation will support our efforts to provide private school scholarships to economically disadvantaged students. These scholarships provide Georgia students access to a quality education today.

There is an “Education Crisis” in Georgia. Based on almost every objective measure, the Georgia school system is ranked in the bottom 10%.

Graduation Rate – Georgia is ranked 47th out of 50 states.

Dropout Factories – In Georgia, one-third of the high schools are considered dropout factories. Nationally, 12% of high schools qualify as dropout factories. Georgia has the nation’s 4th highest concentration of dropout factories in the nation.

SAT Scores – Georgia’s average score on the SAT exam fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2011. Georgia is among the nation’s 3 worst states. Only South Carolina and Maine posted lower scores. In 2010, less than 18% of  all high schools in Georgia scored at or above the national average of 1509.

AYP Scores – 63% of Georgia’s schools met national AYP standards in 2011, which is down from 71% in 2010.

Nation’s Largest Cheating Scandal – In addition to the above, Georgia is home to the nation’s largest cheating scandal. As a result, over a ten year period in Atlanta, tens of thousands of students were promoted who were not ready for the next grade.

 

 

 

Dropout Factory App

In the peach state, one-third of the high schools are considered dropout factories. Nationally, only 12% of the high schools wear the unflattering label of “Dropout Factory”. Unfortunately, this small percentage of schools is responsible for more than 50% of the country’s dropouts.

Is your high school a dropout factory? Is your child enrolled in one?

Use our interactive Dropout Factory App to:

  • Identify schools in each state labeled dropout factory
  • Compare the 2007 Associated Press dropout study results to the 2011 study

Click here to access the Dropout Factory App and learn more. It will open in a new window.

 

 

 

Graduation Crisis App


What is the dropout rate in your favorite state? How does it compare to Georgia?

With our interactive Graduation Crisis App, you can quickly access and compare the dropout rate for any state. The app also reveals important facts about the societal and economic impact of dropouts.

Click here to access the Graduation Crisis App and learn more.. It will open in a new window.

 

 

 

Georgia SAT Score App

In Georgia, SAT scores continue to fall despite changes to the curriculum. Georgia students in the Class of 2010 scored an average of 1,453 on the SAT, down seven points from 2009. The scores of Georgia students lag far below the national average of 1,509. Less than 18% of Georgia’s high schools scored at or above the national average.

What was the average SAT score at your child’s high school?  How does it compare to the national average?

The “Georgia SAT Score App” allows users to:

  • View the average SAT test score for every Georgia high school.
  • Compare the 2010 SAT test scores to the 2009 scores.

Click here to launch the Georgia SAT Score App. It will open in a new window.

 

 

 

 

SAT Scores: Georgia Ranked 48th

Georgia is among the nation’s worst states. Only South Carolina and Maine have lower scores. SAT scores in Georgia continue to fall despite changes to the curriculum. Georgia students in the Class of 2011 scored an average of 1,445 on the SAT, down five points from 2010.

What was the average SAT score in your state?  How does your state’s SAT score compare to Georgia?

The “SAT Scores by State App” allows users to:

  • Compare the 2011 state SAT test scores to the 2010 scores.
  • See how each state ranks in comparison to other states.

Click here to launch the 2011 SAT Scores by State App. It will open in a new window.

 

 

 

Georgia AYP Results App


Which schools in Georgia met federal guidelines and made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)?

Newly released scores show fewer Georgia schools are meeting the state’s AYP standards. Only 63% of schools achieved AYP in 2011 which is down from 71% in 2010. The state school superintendent, Dr. John Barge, says the state’s standards for achieving AYP are unrealistic because they require schools to make huge gains each year.

Schools that miss the mark for  two consecutive years are labeled as “needs improvement” and face sanctions. The penalties become more severe the longer a school needs improvement. The “Georgia AYP Results App” allows users to see the Georgia schools and districts that met federal AYP guidelines.

Click here to launch the 2010 – 2011 Georgia AYP Results App.  It will open in a new window.