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.
“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.”