The Georgia Department of Education reports that in 2021, there are 2,306 public schools in the state. Of those, 14 are K-12, 1,328 are elementary schools, 480 are middle schools, and 484 are high schools. There are 1,723,127 students enrolled in Georgia public schools with a graduation rate of 83.8% as of 2020.
There are 115 state or locally-authorized charter schools in Georgia with 84,291 students enrolled. Separate from these individual schools, Georgia also has entire charter school systems, which are public school districts that have converted their schools into charter schools through a contract with the local district and the State Board of Education. This approach gives the schools more flexibility to be locally governed and held accountable. The state has 32 charter school systems with a total of 326 schools.
Georgia also has 853 private schools (with 153,859 students enrolled); finally, the state runs the Georgia Virtual School program, an online option that parents may wish to consider as a supplement to public, private, or homeschool education.