Metro Atlanta 2011 Elementary School Rankings
As parents make decisions about the schools their children attend, having access to useful performance data is informative. As a resident of Atlanta and someone interested in public education, I have been surprised at the lack of accessible information. So, I set out to compile a ranking of academic performance in Metro Atlanta´s public schools.
I have ranked each of Metro Atlanta´s public elementaryschools considering both the school´s overall performance (40%) and it´s performance relative to peer schools (60%). Peer schools are schools whose students have a similar level of needs. In my analysis, economic disadvantage, English language learners, ethnicity, and special education are each considered in determining a school´s level of needs. A more technical explanation is provided in the linked methodology.