More Diversity = Higher Achievement?
Metro Atlanta Elementary School Rankings showed that student academic achievement varied significantly among the Metro Atlanta area’s elementary schools. While there are certainly a variety of factors that impact student performance, one important factor may be the school’s diversity.
Take a look at the graph below. You can clearly see that schools with higher diversity also have higher academic achivement. As always, we have to remember that correlation does not necessarily reflect a cause & effect relationship. However, the findings certainly give Metro Atlanta’s parents cause to at least consider diversity when enrolling their children.