Four CCSD Schools Honored for Outstanding Academic Performance!

Four CCSD Schools Honored for Outstanding Academic Performance!

Clayton Elementary School Principal Abbey Philpot, center right, and her teachers celebrate the school’s Gold Award for Greatest Gains announced today by the Governor’s Office.

Four Cherokee County School District schools have been honored by Gov. Nathan Deal for outstanding academic performance!

Clayton Elementary School earned a top Gold Award in the “Greatest Gains” ratings, which recognize only 139 schools statewide that earned a three-year average CCRPI (College and Career Ready Performance Index) Progress Score that ranks in at least the 93rd percentile.

Sequoyah High School earned Silver in “Greatest Gains,” and Bascomb Elementary and Woodstock Middle earned Bronze.

Bascomb Elementary also earned Bronze in the “Highest Performance” ratings, which recognize only 142 schools statewide that have earned a three-year average CCRPI Achievement Score that ranks in at least the 93rd percentile.

“Congratulations to the educators and administrators in Georgia’s award-winning schools who have exceeded expectations in preparing their students,” Gov. Deal said in his awards announcement today. “By implementing the best methods for teaching young minds, educators at Highest Performing and Greatest Gains schools are going above and beyond to help their students develop the skills needed for future success.”

This is the third consecutive year for Sequoyah HS and Woodstock MS to be honored, and the second for Bascomb ES.

Winners receive a certificate to display at their school. The Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools will recognize CCSD’s winners at the Dec. 14 School Board meeting.

“These teachers and leaders give 110% every day… and it’s not for Gold Awards or other glory, but to help their students be as successful as possible,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “We’re so proud of the academic achievement and progress that led to this recognition, and are thankful for the parents and partners who support us and work with us to continually improve teaching and learning.”

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Four CCSD Schools Honored by Gov. Deal for Outstanding Academic Performance

Four Cherokee County School District schools have been honored by Gov. Nathan Deal for outstanding academic performance!

E.T. Booth Middle, Woodstock Middle and Sequoyah High all have received Silver Awards for “Greatest Gains,” while Bascomb Elementary received a Bronze Award for “Highest Performing.”

“I congratulate all of the students, teachers and administrators in Georgia’s award-winning schools who worked tirelessly toward these accomplishments,” Gov. Deal said.  “The bright minds of Georgia’s students are the state’s most precious resource and I commend the schools that are exceeding expectations in preparing their students for future success.”

To earn “Greatest Gains” awards, schools must earn a three-year average CCRPI (College and Career Ready Performance Index) Progress Score that ranks in at least the 93rd percentile.  Only 139 schools in the State received a “Greatest Gains” award.

To earn “Highest Performing” awards, schools must earn a three-year average CCRPI Achievement Score in at least the 93rd percentile.  Only 130 schools in the State received a “Greatest Gains” award.

Winners receive a certificate to display at their school.  Sequoyah High and Woodstock Middle also were recognized last school year.

“We’re very proud of this accomplishment,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “These honors are the result of hard work happening in our schools on a daily basis.  These four schools, like many throughout our School District, are making continuous, significant gains in academic achievement, and the students, teachers and staff, parents and partners deserve a huge congratulations.”