Cobb schools superintendent Chris Ragsdale, with school board members. Cobb County Schools had the second most Beating the Odds schools in the state. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM
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60 Cobb schools beat the odds last year

Sixty Cobb schools beat their predicted score on the College and Career Ready Performance Index last year, data released by the Georgia Department of Education shows.

The department uses CCRPI to rate schools and school districts on a 100-point scale using a variety of performance indicators. It also conducts “Beating the Odds” analyses to predict a score range for each school, taking into account school size, student mobility, demographics and other factors.

Statewide, more than 1,000 schools beat their state projected score. About 70 percent of these schools have poverty rates of at least 25 percent.

“We view these schools as major success stories,” said State School Superintendent Richard Woods. “In fact, it’s difficult to fully express the magnitude of what they’ve achieved. Statistically, a high rate of poverty presents multiple barriers to achievement, but these schools are beating the odds and doing excellent work on behalf of Georgia students.”

Cobb County Schools had the second highest number of Beating the Odds schools in Georgia. The district also had 23 schools that beat their projected score for the fifth consecutive year.

The average score for a Cobb school that beat its projected score was 87, which is 14 points above the state average.

Click here to see which Cobb schools beat the odds.

You can find information about your school, such as test scores, graduation rates and school climate rating at the Ultimate Atlanta School Guide.