Georgia School Superintendent John Barge discusses the state’s College and Career-Ready Performance Index scores on Monday, April 21, 2014.
Photo: Kent D. Johnson
Photo: Kent D. Johnson

Year-round school tops Clayton list

UPDATED: 5 p.m.

A year-round charter school was the top-performing school in Clayton County for the 2012-13 school year in two categories, according to a statewide assessment released Monday.

The Elite Scholars Academy School had the highest scores for middle and high school students in the county for the assessment, data from the Georgia Department of Education showed. The academy, located in Morrow, has students in grades six through 12. Lake City Elementary School was the top performing elementary school.

Schools and districts are receiving grades through the state’s College and Career-Ready Performance Index, which uses student test scores, academic progress and closing the gap in performance between groups of students to come up with a numerical grade of zero to 110.

Georgia’s elementary and middle schools performed better in 2012-2013 than they did the year before, the data showed. High school performance was down slightly.

Among districts in the heart of metro Atlanta, Atlanta Public Schools got higher grades on the elementary, middle and high school level. Cobb was up on the elementary and middle school level and down on the high school level. DeKalb was down on all three levels. Fulton was up on all three levels. Gwinnett was down on the elementary level and high school level, but its middle school grade was up.

In Clayton, elementary schools got higher grades, but middle and high schools were slightly down.

To get a look at all the results for schools in Atlanta and across the region, check out MyAJC.com.

UPDATED: 4 p.m.

Atlanta public elementary, middle and high schools fared better on a statewide assessment, a long-awaited state report showed Monday.

The Early College High School at Carver was the top high school in the system, based on information released by the Georgia Department of Education. Kipp Strive Academy was listed as the top performing middle school and Morningside Elementary School had the highest score among elementary schools.

Schools and districts are receiving grades through the state’s College and Career-Ready Performance Index, which uses student test scores, academic progress and closing the gap in performance between groups of students to come up with a numerical grade of zero to 110.

Check back for more updates on other school districts across the metro area.

UPDATED: 3 p.m.

Northview High School was the top-performing high school in Fulton County for the 2012-13 school year, according to state education data released Monday.

Webb Bridge ranked top among middle schools in Fulton while Medlock Bridge garnered first for elementary schools, based on information released by Georgia’s Department of Education.

Schools and districts are receiving grades through the state’s College and Career-Ready Performance Index, which uses student test scores, academic progress and closing the gap in performance between groups of students to come up with a numerical grade of zero to 110.

To get a look at all the results for schools in Fulton and across the metro area, check out MyAJC.com

UPDATED: 2 p.m.

Gwinnett’s elementary and high schools were down on an important statewide performance index, but slightly up for middle schools, according to data released Monday.

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology was the top-performing high school in the county for the 2012-13 school year, based on information from the Georgia Department of Education.

Osborne Middle School ranked first among middle schools in Gwinnett while Partee Elementary was the county’s top-performing elementary school, the data showed.

Look up your school’s score and compare it with other schools at myajc.com. Check back to ajc.com for rankings from other districts.

UPDATED: 1 p.m.

DeKalb Early College Academy was the top-performing high school in DeKalb County for the 2012-13 school year, according to a statewide schools report card released Monday.

But that’s only half the story. DECA, a school serving mostly minority and poor students, was also the top-ranked high school in metro Atlanta, according to Georgia’s new way of measuring school performance.

Schools and districts are receiving grades through the state’s College and Career-Ready Performance Index, which uses student test scores, academic progress and closing the gap in performance between groups of students to come up with a numerical grade of zero to 110. After releasing CCRPI results for the first time last year for the 2011-12 school year, state officials tinkered with the formula and emphasized the value of academic growth.

Among DeKalb’s other schools, Wadsworth Magnet School for High Achievers, which teaches students in grades four through six, had the best score for elementary and middle schools. Kittredge Magnet School, another 4-6 school, scored just below Wadsworth at the middle school level and was third among elementary schools. Austin Elementary was the second ranked elementary school.

UPDATED: 11 a.m.

Walton High School was the top-performing high school in Cobb County for the 2012-13 school year, according to state education data released Monday.

Hightower Trail ranked top among middle schools in Cobb while Rocky Mount garnered first for elementary schools, based on information released by Georgia’s Department of Education.

Schools and districts are receiving grades through the state’s College and Career-Ready Performance Index, which uses student test scores, academic progress and closing the gap in performance between groups of students to come up with a numerical grade of zero to 110.

Check back for more updates on other school districts across the metro area. To get a look at all the results for schools in Cobb and the metro area, check out MyAJC.com

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Georgia’s elementary and middle schools performed better in 2012-2013 than they did the year before, according to long-delayed data released this morning by the state Department of Education.

High school performance was down slightly.

Schools and districts are receiving grades today through the state’s College and Career-Ready Performance Index, which uses factors like student test scores, academic progress and closing the gap in performance between groups of students to spit out a numerical grade of zero to 110.

Among districts in the heart of metro Atlanta, Atlanta Public Schools got higher grades on the elementary, middle and high school level. Cobb was up on the elementary and middle school level and down on the high school level. DeKalb was down on all three levels. Fulton was up on all three levels. Gwinnett was down on the elementary level and high school level, but its middle school grade was up.

State officials expect the grades to become a key indicator of how schools and districts are performing. Some, however, have questioned whether any single grade could adequately capture the performance of schools and districts. Others complain that the grades rely too heavily on standardized test scores and don’t give enough credit for improving student performance.

Grades from the 2012-2013 school year were supposed to be released in November, but department officials pushed that date back as they changed the way the grades are calculated. Now, more emphasis is given to academic progress.

Search our interactive database at MyAJC.com to see how your school scored.

AJC reporters Sean Sposito, Eric Stirgus and Wayne Washington also contributed to this report.

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