The Newnan Times-Herald


Arnall, Northside among state’s Distinguished Title 1 Schools

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Dec. 06, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Arnall Middle School and Northside Elementary School have been ranked among Georgia’s highest performing Title 1 schools.

Both schools were on a list of 2018 Title 1 Distinguished Schools released by State School Superintendent Richard Woods Tuesday. Schools are ranked according to their most recent scores on the College and Career Ready Performance Index – an assessment tool used to measure Georgia students’ academic achievement.

Distinguished Schools are the top 5 percent of Georgia schools with either a schoolwide Title 1 program – which provides additional funds and resources to schools with at least 40 percent of students coming from low-income families to improve the academic achievement of all students – or a targeted assistance program, which provides services to eligible children with the greatest need for special assistance. 

“In addition to identifying schools in need of additional support, it’s important for us to recognize and applaud schools when they’re doing well,” Woods said. “These public schools are among the very best in the state and are doing extraordinary work on behalf of their students and communities.

“I extend my thanks and congratulations to every teacher, administrator, staff member, student, parent and community partner who contributed to their success,” he added.