Fulton County school district Superintendent Jeff Rose speaking with Fulton County school board members at a meeting in Atlanta. Fulton had the fifth most Beating the Odds schools in the state. EMILY JENKINS/ EJENKINS@AJC.COM
Photo: Emily Jenkins
Photo: Emily Jenkins

38 Fulton schools beat the odds last year

Thirty-eight Fulton 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.”

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

“This analysis offers a different perspective on how our schools are performing,” said Fulton Superintendent Jeff Rose. “We will use this data, as well as other information from the Georgia Department of Education, to help inform our improvement efforts for all schools.” 

The average score for a Fulton school that beat its projected score was 78.3, which is 5.3 points above the state average.

Click here to see which Fulton schools beat the odds. 

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