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Henry County School System scores above state average
by Noreen Cochran
April 29, 2014 02:25 PM | 1905 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
While state scores for the second College and Career Ready Performance Index were 77.8 for elementary and 74.6 for middle schools, Henry County Schools’ scores were 78.1 and 79.7, respectively, for the same categories.

Union Grove Middle School topped the county results, coming in at an 88 overall score.

The county fell to state, however, in high school results, turning in a 70.5 against the state’s 71.8.

The 2013 index, called CCRPI, was calculated by the Georgia Department of Education based on 2012-13 school year results and follows a 100-point scale.

The first scores came in last year after a waiver was granted by the U.S. Department of Education to replace the former No Child Left Behind and Adequate Yearly Progress pass/fail indicators.

Overall, the new measurement tool provides schools with greater feedback on the job they are doing educating students, and Henry County Schools’ performance is near the top of districts of comparable size.

Superintendent Rodney Bowler said in a statement the scores confirm, and at the same time challenge, the system’s accomplishments.

“With our district elementary and middle school CCRPI scores outpacing the state scores, and our high school scores following the trend of other high schools around the state, we know we have much to be proud of, yet still much work to do to improve upon our current achievement levels,” he said.

The Georgia department went back and recalculated the 2012 scores using an updated formula, resulting in an increase this year for elementary and middle schools, and a decrease for high schools, both on the state level and in Henry County.

The index has been designed around a comprehensive definition of college and career readiness, or the level of achievement required in order for a student to enroll in two- or four-year colleges and universities and technical colleges without remediation, fully prepared for college-level work and careers, school spokesman J.D. Hardin said.

“This means that all students graduate from high school with both rigorous content knowledge and the ability to apply that knowledge,” he said in a statement.

Compared to Adequate Yearly Progress, the CCRPI scores earned by each school give a more accurate representation of how the school is preparing its students.

The data provides a more realistic narrative to share with a school community and contextual framework to guide them in making improvements for subsequent school years.

This is a marked change from the “Made AYP” or “Did Not Make AYP” indicator each school and district received in the past.

Aaryn Schmuhl, assistant superintendent for learning and leadership services, said in a statement while this information is helpful, the schools were already making changes and building on strengths.

“The CCRPI is a measuring stick of the improvements and focus on student achievement we have in Henry County,” he said.

CCPRI scores

School 2013 2012

Austin Road Elementary 67.0 65.7

Austin Road Middle 78.4 79.6

Bethlehem Elementary 68.5 69.4

Cotton Indian Elementary 77.7 73.9

Dutchtown Elementary 83.7 83.6

Dutchtown High 80.2 75.3

Dutchtown Middle 85.4 88.5

Eagle's Landing High 68.2 74.2

Eagle's Landing Middle 79.1 80.6

East Lake Elementary 87.5 84.4

Fairview Elementary 75.2 76.8

Flippen Elementary 82.8 74.3

Hampton Elementary 79.3 78.9

Hampton Middle 73.5 73.6

Henry County High 66.1 66.5

Henry County Middle 74.4 71.5

Hickory Flat Elementary 83.2 88.8

Locust Grove Elementary 63.6 69.0

Locust Grove High 65.8 71.0

Locust Grove Middle 77.4 75.3

Luella Elementary 83.4 81.7

Luella High 63.7 68.1

Luella Middle 75.7 82.4

McDonough Elementary 74.1 81.1

Mount Carmel Elementary 79.8 85.7

New Hope Elementary 83.3 81.9

Oakland Elementary 62.0 56.6

Ola Elementary 83.4 81.4

Ola High 79.4 82.7

Ola Middle 87.2 75.7

Pate's Creek Elementary 83.1 89.0

Patrick Henry High 61.1 44.0

Pleasant Grove Elementary 84.9 82.4

Red Oak Elementary 73.3 80.3

Rock Spring Elementary 80.7 81.8

Rocky Creek Elementary 84.0 82.7

Smith-Barnes Elementary 76.4 77.1

Stockbridge Elementary 78.6 87.1

Stockbridge High 66.3 61.3

Stockbridge Middle 75.3 69.7

Timber Ridge Elementary 78.5 88.0

Tussahaw Elementary 79.8 80.5

Union Grove High 86.1 90.1

Union Grove Middle 88.0 86.4

Unity Grove Elementary 79.2 80.3

Walnut Creek Elementary 78.6 85.6

Wesley Lakes Elementary 67.5 79.1

Woodland Elementary 86.1 80.5

Woodland High 69.6 79.2

Woodland Middle 84.7 75.0

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