Forsyth schools recognized by Governor’s Office of Student Achievement

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Nearly 230 Georgia public schools in 54 districts, including 21 in Forsyth County, were recognized recently by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.

The awards are part of Georgia’s Single Statewide Accountability System and split into two categories: Highest Performing Award and Greatest Gains Award.

Highest Performing schools are those with a three-year average College and Career Ready Performance Index, or CCRPI, achievement score that ranks in at least the 93rd percentile. Greatest Gains schools must earn a three-year average CCRPI progress score that ranks in at least the 93rd percentile.

    For Forsyth County Schools, the awards included:

  • Big Creek Elementary School: Silver Greatest Gains, Platinum Highest Performing
  • Brookwood Elementary School: Silver Greatest Gains, Platinum Highest Performing
  • Chestatee Elementary School: Bronze Greatest Gains
  • Daves Creek Elementary School: Gold Greatest Gains, Platinum Highest Performing
  • Haw Creek Elementary School: Silver Highest Performing
  • Johns Creek Elementary School: Platinum Greatest Gains, Platinum Highest Performing
  • Kelly Mill Elementary School: Bronze Highest Performing
  • Lakeside Middle School: Silver Highest Performing
  • Lambert High School: Platinum Highest Performing
  • Mashburn Elementary School: Bronze Highest Performing
  • Midway Elementary School: Platinum Greatest Gains
  • Piney Grove Middle School: Bronze Greatest Gains, Gold Highest Performing
  • Riverwatch Middle School: Silver Greatest Gains, Platinum Highest Performing
  • Settles Bridge Elementary School: Gold Greatest Gains, Platinum Highest Performing
  • Sharon Elementary School: Platinum Highest Performing
  • Shiloh Point Elementary School: Silver Highest Performing
  • Silver City Elementary School: Silver Greatest Gains
  • South Forsyth Middle School: Platinum Highest Performing

  • South Forsyth High School: Gold Greatest Gains, Platinum Highest Performing
  • Vickery Creek Middle School: Gold Greatest Gains, Gold Highest Performing
  • West Forsyth High School: Silver Highest Performing

“Congratulations to our staff for their continued commitment to preparing and inspiring all learners to lead and succeed,” said Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Jeff Bearden. “We are fortunate to have dedicated students and supportive home, school and community connections that make academic, social and emotional success for all students a priority.”

The 2017 Greatest Gains award winners consist of 139 schools across 50 districts, and the Highest Performing award winners consist of 142 schools across 24 districts.

There were 55 schools in 17 districts that are award winners in both categories, which include nine from Forsyth County.

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement recognized that “at least 60 percent of eligible schools in Buford City, Decatur City, Forsyth County and Heard County received awards.”


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