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System Quick Reference

 Enrollment as of October 2012: 27,610

 38 Schools:

 23 elementary schools (grade ranges Pre-K through 5)  8 middle schools (grades 6-8)  6 high schools (grades 9-12)  1 alternative school

 Economically disadvantaged: 53.65%

 Students with Disabilities: ~11%  Enrolled in Gifted Program: ~14%  Ethnicity as of October 2012:   

Asian American Indian Hispanic

2.74% .22% 7.02%

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Black 35.68% White 50.2% Multiracial 4.14%

Female/Male: 48.61% / 51.39%

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English Language Learners: 2.8% 34 different languages are spoken as our students’ native language.

2012 graduation rate: Houston County = 75.6%; Georgia = 69.7%

Pupil-Teacher Ratio: 13:1 (total number of teachers divided into enrollment)

 Of our 3,793 employees, 2,163 are certified, with 2,006 serving as teachers. Of our 2,163 certified staff members:  3 hold a teaching permit;  589 have a bachelor’s degree;  889 a master’s degree;  580 a specialist degree; and  102 a doctorate degree. 100% of Houston County teachers and paraprofessionals are deemed Highly Qualified by the Georgia Department of Education.

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FY 2014 General Fund Budget: $221,674,706 Average Expenditure per Pupil FY12: ~$10,922

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