Housing affordability burden as measured here represents the percentage of households in Fulton County with annual income less than $20,000 that spend over 30% of their income on the home they own. Paying over 30% of household income on housing presents a significant burden for low income homeowners and leave them with limited income for other essential spending.
This measure tracks the number of items checked out of the library including books, DVDs, audio-books, magazines etc. This figure also includes items checked out virtually, including e-books, e-audio, e-magazines and e-DVDs.
This measure tracks the percentage of children in Fulton County who live below poverty level as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. A child is considered to be living in poverty if the child's family has a total income below a threshold value determined by the size of the family and the number of children in the family. For example, the threshold for a family of four made up of two adults and two children under 18 years was $24,339 in 2016. The threshold for a family with more children is higher while the threshold for two adults with no children is lower.
According to the Georgia Department of Education, a graduate qualifies as Post High School Ready if he or she meets at least one of the following: 1) enters a technical college or university in the state of Georgia without needing remediation or learning support courses, 2) scores program ready on the Compass, 3) scores at least 22 out of 36 on the composite ACT, 4) scores at least 1500 out of 2400 on the combined SAT, 5) scores 3 or higher on two or more AP exams, 5) scores 4 or higher on two or more IB exams.
The high school graduation rate, also known as the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate, is the number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma taken as the percentage of the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the graduating class. For any given cohort, students who are entering grade 9 for the first time form a cohort that is subsequently adjusted by adding any students who transfer into the cohort later during the next three years and subtracting any students who transfer out, emigrates to another country, or dies during that same period.