The Fulton County elementary school that posted the highest scores on the state’s third-grade English test is Abbotts Hill Elementary School, according to 2018 Georgia Milestones results released by the state today.
The milestones are standardized tests that were first administered in 2015. Test scores place students in four categories: beginning learner, developing leader, proficient learner and distinguished learner.
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“We are pleased with the performance of many of our schools, but recognize there are considerable opportunities for improvement,” said Fulton County Schools Superintendent Jeff Rose, in a written statement. “I also believe in our plan and most importantly our students, staff and communities. We will use this important data to inform our decisions and strategies heading into the new school year.”
Students who can’t read by third grade are likely to struggle academically, making that testing year a significant one that can predict future student success.
The elementary schools in Fulton County that posted the highest percentage of students scoring proficient and above in third-grade English language arts on the 2018 tests are:
Abbotts Hill Elementary School -- 82.6
Dolvin Elementary School -- 80.8
Summit Hill Elementary School -- 78.2
Lake Windward Elementary School -- 78
Findley Oaks Elementary School -- 76.5
Crabapple Crossing Elementary School -- 75.8
Mountain Park Elementary School -- 75.8
State Bridge Crossing Elementary School -- 74.8
Barnwell Elementary School -- 74.2
Wilson Creek Elementary School -- 71.5
Four elementary schools in Fulton County had fewer than 10 percent of third grades who scored proficient or above on the English test.
Another closely watched score is the result of the eighth-grade math assessment, since mastering math skills at that grade prepares students for more challenging high school classes.
The top 10 middle schools in Fulton County that posted the highest percentage of students scoring proficient and above in eighth-grade math on the 2018 test are:
River Trail Middle School -- 78.1
Webb Bridge Middle School -- 76.7
Taylor Road Middle School -- 70.8
KIPP South Fulton Academy School -- 60.3
Autrey Mill Middle School -- 60.1
Hopewell Middle School -- 54.4
Crabapple Middle School - 51.4
Northwestern Middle School -- 50.2
Amana Academy School -- 47.9
Haynes Bridge Middle School -- 40.6
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