Georgia’s worst-performing public schools revealed

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Georgia’s worst-performing public schools revealed

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
DeKalb County School District officials said Thursday that the district saw marked improvement on the state’s report card for progress because of “intensive, intentional and strategic” efforts flooding struggling schools with resources. (AJC FILE PHOTO)

The list of schools that are liable for intervention under a new state law that allows for staff terminations and even an administrative takeover runs to more than a hundred.

The list of 104 elementary, middle and high schools in Georgia is for those that have an average 3-year score on the state report card that places them in the bottom 5 percent of public schools. It was compiled by the Governors Office of Student Achievement and released Friday using numbers from the Georgia Department of Education’s annual College and Career Ready Performance Index. The CCRPI scores for the 2016-17 school year were released Thursday; they are derived primarily from results on state standardized tests.

Four school districts in the core metro Atlanta area were represented on the list: Atlanta Public Schools and the DeKalb County School District each had 16, the most of any district in the state; Fulton County had eight and Clayton County had one.

Cobb, Cherokee, Coweta, Fayette, Forsyth and Gwinnett counties had no schools in the bottom 5 percent, and neither did the small city districts in Buford, Decatur and Marietta.

>> Read more about Georgia’s plan to intervene in schools

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