Cobb County fares well in state school climate ratings

Argyle Elementary kindergarten teacher Nell Wright welcomes youngsters (and parents) to her class.

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Argyle Elementary kindergarten teacher Nell Wright welcomes youngsters (and parents) to her class.

About three in five of Cobb County’s public schools scored excellent or above average on an annual report that measures the “climate” of each school.

The state’s STAR climate ratings are derived from a variety of sources, including surveys of parents and school staff and discipline and attendance data. A five is excellent, four is above average, three is average, two is below satisfactory and one is unsatisfactory.

In Cobb, 11 schools received a five and 55 schools received a four. No schools received a one.

Statewide, the plurality of schools received a four.

Go to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Ultimate School Guide to see how Cobb schools fare in a variety of categories.