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
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