The Georgia Department of Education recently added four additional Cobb Schools to the 2019-2020 Reward Schools list.
- East Cobb Middle School
- Green Acres Elementary School
- Lindley 6th Grade Academy
- McCall Primary School
The state had already previously named seven Cobb Schools 2019-2020 Reward Schools, which brings the new total in Cobb to 11.
- Barber Middle School
- Birney Elementary School
- Compton Elementary School
- Garrett Middle School
- Milford Elementary School
- Norton Park Elementary School
- Powder Springs Elementary School
Reward schools are ranked among the greatest-improving 10% of Title I Schoolwide schools and Title I Targeted Assistance schools based on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) for the 2018-2019 school year. The recognized schools also maintain the performance of their economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities, and English learners.
“While we are focused on continuous improvement for all schools, it’s also essential that we recognize when schools are doing well,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods. “These schools are overcoming barriers, meeting challenges, and producing great gains for their students. I commend the school leaders, teachers, parents and communities in our 2019-20 Distinguished and Reward Schools who are opening up opportunities for their students.”
Green Acres Elementary School scored 21.9 points higher on the CCRPI compared to the year prior. East Cobb Middle School posted a 14.6-point increase.
Lindley 6th Grade Academy and McCall Primary School also improved by double digits with a 13.6-point and 10.5-point leap respectively.
“With the help of tools like the Cobb Teaching and Learning System, our teachers are focused on providing instruction that’s best for each individual student. We are seeing the results of teachers being able to identify what a student needs and supporting them where they need it most” said Superintendent Chris Ragsdale.