FAST FACTS

FACT 1

Between 2004 and 2013, Hispanic enrollment in Georgia’s public schools nearly doubled, increasing from seven to 13 percent, more than any other racial group.  Source: Governor’s Office of Student Achievement May 30, 2014 


fact 2

In 2013, less than 30 percent of Hispanic students took at least one AP exam, compared to approximately 60 percent of Asian students.


FACT 3

The 2013 four-year rate for Georgia’s Hispanic students is 64 percent, and it is rising steadily, up from 43 percent a decade ago. The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement attributes much of the work to help Hispanic students to community organizations and foundations like the Sandy Springs Mission.


FACT 4

Language barriers, difficulty transitioning to American schools, and students who don’t see the correlation between a good education and strong career prospects are reasons for Georgia’s substandard Latino graduation rate.