Cobb schools beats state average on state ratings

Cobb County’s public schools finished slightly above the statewide average on the Georgia Department of Education’s annual measurement of each school’s academic performance, which was released Tuesday.

Cobb's average score was 79.5 on the state's College and Career Ready Performance Index, four points above the state average of 75.5

Nineteen Cobb schools scored better than 90 on the index while six Cobb schools received scores below 60. Schools that receive a CCRPI score lower than 60 for three consecutive years are eligible for state takeover under Gov. Nathan Deal's proposed Opportunity School District.

To see how a particular school fared on the ratings, click here.

Here’s a breakdown of the highest rated and lowest rated schools in Cobb:

Highest elementary schools

Sope Creek 95.5

Mount Bethel 94.2

Garrison Mill 93.5

Lowest elementary schools

Mabelton 54

Belmont Hills 53.7

Riverside Intermediate 51.3

Highest middle schools

Dodgen 98.4

Hightower Trail 96.5

Dickerson 94.7

Lowest middle schools

Cooper 63.2

Lindley 60.8

Kennesaw Charter 55.3

Highest high schools

Lassiter 98.7

Walton 96.8

Hillgrove 94.7

Lowest high schools

South Cobb 67.8

Campbell 66.2

Pebblebrook 64.1

Correction: This article previously had another elementary school listed among the lowest CCRPI scores in that category.