MARIETTA, GEORGIA— By now, Cobb County School District school staff have already dished up 500,000 lunches, and Cobb’s yellow buses have traveled more than 300,000 miles.
It has been just over a week since Cobb students walked through the doors of the new school buildings for East Cobb Middle School and Brumby Elementary School to start the 2018-2019 school year. Students have broken in the new playgrounds at Acworth, Davis, and Pitner elementary schools, and the ribbon cuttings for North Cobb High School’s new gym and performing arts center are in the history books.
About 700 new Cobb teachers welcomed students back from summer break on August 1.
The students returned to the number one big district in Georgia, according to a study released by Niche.com. Listed as one of Niche’s most diverse districts in the state, Cobb students kicked off the new school year with more than 40 native languages, but now they are part of one team working to build on the successes demonstrated by the results of the most recent Georgia Milestones assessment.
The success of Cobb students on Georgia Milestones echoes the findings by Niche: Cobb is among the best performing districts in Georgia.
Superintendent Chris Ragsdale lauded the district’s teachers for their hard work, crediting them for much of the district’s success.
“The tools we provide our teachers, like the Cobb Teaching and Learning System (CTLS), help our teachers make better instructional decisions and ultimately help drive student success. I’m excited for the rest of the school year as we look for ways to empower Cobb teachers so they can easily identify what students know and address what they don’t. Our teachers are rock stars. The success of our students proves that,” Ragsdale extolled.