Cobb County School Board Meeting Spotlights Georgia Milestones Achievements

During the first meeting of the 2018-2019 school year, members of the Cobb County Board of Education praised Cobb students across the District for their recent success on Georgia Milestones.

Cobb County School District students outperformed their metropolitan peers in other districts by an astounding 18 points in Economics and 13 points for Physical Science, when examining the mean scale score. The District also led it’s peers in six out of eight subject areas at the high school level.

“We know our students are prepared for success in college, career and life and these Georgia Milestones scores reinforce what we already knew. The tools we put in the hands of teachers allow us to know more about what our students know than any other district in the state and nation,” said Superintendent Chris Ragsdale. “The investment of talent and resources made by this Board continues to keep Cobb as the best place to teach, lead, and learn.”

Cobb students rank atop their peers by 10 points for eighth grade Math and eight points for Geometry. Cobb students also scored higher in Algebra.

Fifth and eighth graders demonstrated the District’s strength in English Language Arts where they again outpaced their fellow students in other school districts. In American Literature, Cobb’s students finished eight points ahead of their peers.

The Georgia Milestones assessment not only showed that Cobb students are prepared for the future, they also have a firm understanding of the nation’s past, having scored 13 points higher for U.S. History than the next closest district.

“The Board is proud of the success of Cobb County students on the Georgia Milestones which speaks to our teachers’ commitment to individual student success,” said Cobb Board of Education Chair Brad Wheeler.