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White Oak, Elm Street named Reward Schools


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 17, 2017 - 5:09 AM

White Oak, Elm Street named Reward Schools

Rebecca Leftwich / The Newnan Times-Herald

Elm Street Elementary School representatives hold a flag designating their school as a Title I Highest-Performing Rewards School. From left are Amy Dawson, Becca Springfield, Wendi Whitehead, Shelene Long, Mary Elizabeth Crews, Sally Brass, Principal Christi Hildebrand, Laura Bass, Jud Baker and Nina Wimbley, who were presented the flag at the Coweta County Board of Education meeting.

Administrators and educators from White Oak and Elm Street elementary schools were recognized by the Coweta County Board of Education at its May meeting, where each school received a flag from the Georgia Department of Education to mark the honor.

White Oak was named a High Progress school, while Elm Street was named a Highest Performing school.

The two schools were recognized for high levels of student achievement sustained over a three-year period, 2013 through 2015.

The state of Georgia recognizes a small number of Title I schools each year as Reward Schools, identifying them as either “High Progress Schools” or “Highest Performing Schools,” based on student academic performance.

As a Highest-Performing School, Elm Street Elementary has been recognized among the top 5 percent of the state’s Title I schools with the absolute highest performance over three years for the “all students” group on statewide assessments.

As a High Progress School, White Oak Elementary has been recognized among the top 10 percent of the state’s Title I schools making the most progress in improving the performance of the “all students” group over three years on statewide assessments.