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3rd Year! FCS Earns Highest and Only 5 Star Financial Rating in Metro-Atlanta and for Large Districts

For the third straight year, Forsyth County Schools has earned the highest financial efficiency rating from the Georgia Department of Education. The 5-out-of-5 Star Rating is the highest and only 5 Star among Metro-Atlanta districts and districts over 7,500 students in Georgia. 

According to the Georgia Department of Education, the Financial Efficiency Star Rating provides a measure of a district’s per-pupil spending in relation to the academic achievements of its students. Specifically, the rating is based on a three-year average of per-pupil spending, which is then associated with the district’s CCRPI score. Each district receives a rating ranging from one half-star to five stars; a five-star district can be described as having strong academic outcomes and lower levels of expenditures in comparison with other districts.

State law requires that the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, in coordination with the Georgia Department of Education, create a financial efficiency rating. The rating must be based upon five stars.


This is the third release of Financial Efficiency Star Ratings for districts, and the first release for individual schools. To view a district report, choose a school district and select one of the following report types: elementary, middle, or high school. Then, click on the “Financial Efficiency” tab. The overall district rating is displayed in each of the three report types.


For an individual school, choose a school district and school and select the elementary, middle, or high school report type. Then, click on the “Financial Efficiency” tab.