Eleven Cobb County Title I schools were commended by the Georgia Department of Education for making three consecutive years of overall academic progress. The Georgia DOE’s 2014 lists of Reward Schools identify 11 Cobb County schools in the “Highest Progress” category, out of just 146 Title I schools that were named statewide.
The number of Highest Progress schools in Cobb more than doubled from 2013 when just five Cobb schools received the same honor. Recipient schools are: Belmont Hills, Bryant, Clay, Compton, Fair Oaks, and Powers Ferry elementary schools; Lindley 6th Grade Academy; Griffin and Smitha middle schools; and Osborne and Pebblebrook high schools.
Title I schools receive additional federal funding based on their higher percentage of students from low-income families. There are 44 Title I schools in the Cobb County School District. Highest Progress schools are identified as the top 10 percent of Title I schools in the state having the highest progress in performance on the College and Career Ready Performance Index for “all students” over a three-year period. To be recognized, a school cannot also be identified as a Priority School, Focus School or Alert School.