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Georgia DOE Names 45 Metro Atlanta Schools Among Top in State

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Today the Georgia Department of Education recognized 45 schools in the metro Atlanta area when it named 79 of the state’s highest performing schools with a high population of low-income students. It also highlighted an additional 156 that have made the biggest academic strides with students who are often associated with troubled and unstable homes.

On the Georgia Department of Education's website State School Superintendent John Barge commended the achievments of the schools and the students.

“These schools are shining examples of what we can achieve in public education in Georgia,” Barge said. “I want to take what’s working at our Reward Schools and replicate that in every school in the state. These are the schools making education work for all Georgians.”

The high-performing and high-progress schools, named “reward schools” under the state’s new accountability system, also managed to make significant progress in closing the achievement gaps between white students and students of color and to increase graduation rates.

The list includes 45 schools from the Atlanta metro area in grades K-12 in districts from Atlanta Public Schools to Fayette and Forsyth County. The list of 45 metro area schools is below.

 

HIGHEST PERFORMING:

CHEROKEE COUNTY:

Woodstock Elementary

Boston Elementary

DEKALB COUNTY

DeKalb Early College Academy

FAYETTE COUNTY

Inman Elementary

Oak Grove Elementary

Fayetteville Intermediate School

FORSYTH COUNTY

Cumming Elementary

Otwell Middle

Little Mill Middle

FULTON COUNTY

KIPP South Fulton Academy

River Eves Elementary

GWINNETT COUNTY

Knight Elementary

Ivy Preparatory

MARIETTA CITY

West Side Elementary

ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Carver Early College High School

Inman Middle School

HIGH PROGRESS

CLAYTON COUNTY

Lovejoy High

Riverdale High

Forest Park High

Jonesboro High

Lee Street Elementary

North Clayton High

COBB COUNTY

Lindley Middle

Austell Intermediate

Sky View Elementary

Osborne High

Fair Oaks Elementary

DEKALB COUNTY

Cedar Grove High

Mary McLeod Bethune Middle

Cross Keys High

FULTON COUNTY

Lake Forest Elementary

GWINNETT COUNTY

Benefield Elementary

Minor Elementary

Partee Elementary

Kanoheda Elementary

Margaret Winn Holt Elementary

Bethesda Elementary

Lawrenceville Elementary

HENRY COUNTY

Stockbridge Elementary

ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Charles R. Drew Charter

South Atlanta Law and Social Justice

The B.E.S.T. Academy at Benjamin S. Carson

Booker T. Washington High

DECATUR CITY

Decatur High School

MARIETTA CITY

Sawyer Road Elementary

 

Read more http://www.atlantadailyworld.com/index.php/adw-news/864-georgia-doe-names-45-metro-atlanta-schools-among-top-in-state

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