Richard Woods is Georgia’s elected state school superintendent. KENT D. JOHNSON / KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM
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Georgia sees modest gains on school report card

Georgia’s school report card for the 2016-17 school year shows modest gains.

The overall score on the College and Career Ready Performance Index of 75 was 1.4 points above the result for the prior school year.

"These results point to the continued improvement taking place within Georgia's public schools," State School Superintendent Richard Woods said.

But the results for some schools should be read with caution due to changes in the index.

The report card is used to evaluate schools and their performance, and over time could result in loss of jobs or restructuring of management at the lowest-performing schools under a new state law.

>>More: Why parents should read the results at their school with caution

>>How the report card is evolving at

>>Five things to know about the school report card

See how your school district in metro Atlanta performed:

Atlanta Public Schools
Clayton County Schools

Cobb County Schools

DeKalb County Schools

Fulton County Schools

Gwinnett County Schools

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