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Multiple Title I Schools in HCS earn GaDOE Reward Status

Submission Date: December 2, 2019

Release Date:  For Immediate Release

Contact: J.D. Hardin, 770-957-6601 ext. 161, john.hardin@henry.k12.ga.us

(Release # 0019-12-19)

5 HCS Schools Named Reward Schools this Academic Year  

Multiple Title I Schools in HCS earn GaDOE Reward Status

Schools recognized among those with greatest improvement across state

HENRY COUNTY, GA – Five Title I schools in Henry County Schools are being recognized for their increased achievement levels with the latest release of the Reward Schools list by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) in November. 

When the state shared the most recent College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores in October, schools all across Henry County showed remarkable growth including many of the district’s Title I schools.  As a result of the performance gains, five schools met the requirements to be named 2019-2020 Title I Reward Schools. 

The four elementary schools and one middle school from the district being honored are:

  • Austin Road Elementary
  • Hickory Flat Elementary
  • Pleasant Grove Elementary
  • Stockbridge Elementary
  • Stockbridge Middle School

According to eligibility criteria from GaDOE, Reward Schools are among the greatest-improving five percent of Title I School-wide schools and Title I Targeted Assistance schools. Reward Schools also have to maintain the performance of their economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities, and English learners to be recognized.

“We are extremely proud of the progress and achievements of our schools last year, especially those Title I schools who made exceptional gains on the CCRPI,” said Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis.  “Our board of education’s beliefs and commitments, coupled with the leadership and instruction in each of our schools, means that our students are in the best possible place to learn.”

Henry County’s five Reward Schools are among a total of 86 schools from across the state being recognized for their gains on the most recent CCRPI release.

The five Title I Reward Schools in the district each had double-digit increases in their overall CCRPI scores compared to the 2018 scores, and their most notable gains in the measured components occurred in the area of Closing Gaps.  This area focuses on measuring the extent to which all students and all student subgroups are meeting annual achievement improvement targets.

Henry County Schools has 23 Title I schools – 16 elementary, 5 middle, and 2 high schools.

For more information on Henry County Schools, visit www.henry.k12.ga.us.

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