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Some metro Atlanta schools make it off struggling schools watchlist

Thirty-eight of the 235 schools on Georgia’s watchlist of struggling schools have improved enough to get off the list, the Georgia Department of Education announced this week.

Georgia identifies a watchlist of “priority” and “focus” schools based on test scores, graduation rates and other data. The list focuses on schools with high proportions of students from low-income families. Schools can make it off the list by improving their test passing rates or graduation rates.

In metro Atlanta, the former priority and focus schools include:

  • Atlanta Public Schools - Grady High School
  • Atlanta Public Schools - Heritage Academy Elementary
  • Atlanta Public Schools - South Atlanta School of Computer Animation and Design
  • Clayton County - Mount Zion High School
  • DeKalb County - Indian Creek Elementary School
  • DeKalb County - Martin Luther King, Jr. High School
  • DeKalb County - Pleasantdale Elementary School
  • Fulton County - Creekside High School
  • Fulton County - S. L. Lewis Elementary School
  • Gilmer County - Gilmer High School
  • Gwinnett County - Gwinnett InterVention Education (GIVE) Center East
  • Gwinnett County - Gwinnett InterVention Education (GIVE) Center West