The Relationship Between Georgia Public School Educational Funding Sources and Academic Achievement

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Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice


Revenues from local property taxes has been the source of public funding for schools in Georgia. This quantitative study evaluated financial management of public funding in local school districts and student academic achievement outcomes. The research examined whether there was a difference in achievement levels of economically disadvantaged students based on the 8th grade population, property valuations, and home prices from 2006 to 2014 school terms. Correlation analyses indicated the existence of an inverse relationship between the variables. Multiple regression analyses revealed that academic performance was predicted by the total number of 8th grade students who passed the test.