State honors several metro schools for academic prowess or gains

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State honors several metro schools for academic prowess or gains

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Creek View Elementary School in Fulton County is one of many local winners of the Highest Performing school award from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.

Several schools in metro Atlanta have won Highest Performing or Greatest Gains school awards from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.

The honors are awarded to schools for academic performance. Highest Performing schools must earn a three-year average achievement score on the state’s College and Career Ready Performance Index that ranks in at least the 93rd percentile, meaning it’s better than 92 percent of schools in the state. Greatest Gains schools must earn a three-year average “progress” score on the CCRPI that ranks in at least the 93rd percentile.

Statewide, 218 public schools in 53 districts received one or both awards. That’s 31 more schools than last year.

These metro school districts had schools receiving the awards:

Atlanta Public schools; Greatest Gains, 5; Highest Performing, 6.

Buford City Schools; Greatest Gains, 2; Highest Performing, 1.

Cherokee County; Greatest Gains, 3; Highest Performing, 1.

Clayton County: Highest Performing, 1.

Cobb County: Greatest Gains, 13; Highest Performing, 19.

Decatur city; Greatest Gains, 1; Highest Performing, 2.

DeKalb County: Greatest Gains, 8; Highest Performing, 9.

Fayette County: Greatest Gains, 3; Highest Performing, 6.

Fulton County: Greatest Gains, 11; Highest Performing, 20.

Gwinnett County: Greatest Gains, 10; Highest Performing, 22.

Marietta city; Greatest Gains, 1; Highest Performing, 2.

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