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South Fulton schools hit perfect test marks
by Noreen Cochran
July 23, 2014 01:20 PM | 3540 views | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ored 100 percent in meeting or exceeding standards on the 2014 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests taken in April.

At Conley Hills Elementary School in East Point, all fourth-graders met or exceeded standards in reading, compared to the county’s 94.1 and state’s 92.3.

The achievement signifies a nearly 14 percent improvement from 2013, when 86.4 percent of students hit the same mark.

It also represents the highest score on the fourth-grade CRCTs for all south Fulton schools.

At Hapeville Charter Middle School, 100 percent of sixth-grade test-takers met or exceeded standards in reading, compared to 97.6 and 97.2 at the county and state levels, respectively.

The perfect score is an increase of more than four points from 95.9 in 2013.

Like Conley Hills, the middle school earned the top sixth-grade score in the south Fulton area.

Seventh-grade results saw Fulton Leadership Academy, a state-sponsored public school in East Point, sweep the reading, English/language arts and math categories with 100 percent of students meeting or exceeding the standards.

The results outpaced the county and state by as much as 18.5 percent and represented school gains of up to 5.5 percent.

The school’s eighth-grade results were matched and exceeded by the Fulton County School System’s KIPP, or Knowledge is Power Program, South Fulton Academy.

Both schools scored 100 percent in meeting or exceeding reading standards.

KIPP pulled away in English/language arts and math, beating the state school and its own 2013 results by turning in 100 percent in both eighth-grade categories.

In 2013, ELA and math scores were 98.4 and 95, respectively.

The school dominated its 10 south Fulton middle school peers in all eighth-grade categories, posting the area’s top scores of 81.5 in science and 98.5 in social studies.

In science, the county came in at 79.5 and the state at 77.9.

Social studies scores were 80.5 for the county and 80.6 for the state.

But those two categories also represented a drop from KIPP’s 2013 scores, when it posted a 90.3 in meeting or exceeding science standards and 100 percent in social studies.

The decreases follow a county and state decline in meeting and exceeding standards in science from 2013’s 80 and 78.4, respectively, and in social studies from last year’s 84.8 and 83.4.


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