NORTH FULTON — More than a third of all Fulton County schools were recognized by the state for improving and promoting academic excellence under the Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) program.
“We are thrilled any time that our schools are recognized for high performance and increasing students’ achievement levels,” said Fulton Superintendent Cindy Loe. “This is yet another indication that our schools are hitting the mark when it comes to educating students.”
In all, 34 Fulton schools, which included 30 schools in North Fulton, were selected by the Georgia Department of Education and the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement for making great strides in educating students. These schools were recognized in two categories – Greatest Gains and Highest Performance.
Schools in the Greatest Gains category showed the greatest improvement in scores on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) or the Georgia HS Graduation Tests (GHSGT).
Those in the Highest Performance category demonstrated the highest achievement on the CRCT or GHSGT.
Awards are granted in four levels — Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze — depending on the percentage of students who met or exceeded state standards on the annual tests, and the school having made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). This is the sixth year the state has recognized high-performing schools.
The recognized schools will receive an acknowledgement letter from the state and a banner announcing the award to display in the school.
Schools in North Fulton recognized through the SSAS program include:
Greatest Gains Category
Esther Jackson Elementary School
Independence High School
Highest Performance Category
Crabapple Crossing Elementary School
Mountain Park Elementary School
State Bridge Crossing Elementary School
Wilson Creek Elementary School
Alpharetta High School
Northview High School
Dolvin Elementary School
Findley Oaks Elementary School
New Prospect Elementary School
Shakerag Elementary School
Summit Hill Elementary School
Fulton Science Academy Middle School
River Trail Middle School
Chattahoochee High School
Milton High School
Creek View Elementary School
Medlock Bridge Elementary School
Autrey Mill Middle School
Northwestern Middle School
Webb Bridge Middle School
Abbotts Hill Elementary School
Birmingham Falls Elementary School
Ocee Elementary School
Sweet Apple Elementary School
Taylor Road Middle School
Crabapple Middle School
Johns Creek High School
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