Johns Creek Schools Earn State Recognition
15 Johns Creek schools recognized for high test scores.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week that 370 Georgia public schools are being recognized for achievement and improvement during the 2010-2011 school year, including 15 Johns Creek schools recognized for high test scores. The schools are being recognized under Georgia's Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS), developed by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, to award schools based on their performance on state curriculum exams and Adequate Yearly Progress status.
The schools are awarded on four levels – Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze – in two categories:
Highest performance: 259 schools are being recognized for high achievement on the CRCT or GHSGT.
Greatest gains: 111 schools are being recognized for demonstrating significant improvement on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) or the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT).
Johns Creek schools recognized in the highest performance category are:
- Northview High, platinum
- Johns Creek High, gold
- Chattahoochee High, silver
- Autrey Mill Middle, gold
- River Trail Middle, gold
- Taylor Road Middle, bronze
- Shakerag Elementary, platinum
- State Bridge Crossing Elementary, platinum
- Wilson Creek Elementary, platinum
- Dolvin Elementary, gold
- Findley Oaks Elementary, gold
- Barnwell Elementary, silver
- Medlock Bridge Elementary, silver
- Abbotts Hill Elementary, bronze
- Ocee Elementary, bronze
"Congratulations to these 370 schools for their commitment to hard work and high academic standards," said Deal. "The principals and teachers at these schools are to be commended for maintaining a focus on providing every student with a world-class education."
The awards are being announced as part of the release of the 2010-2011 K-12 Public Schools Report Card. The Report Card, which features the SSAS awards, was developed by GOSA and provides bottom-line data for Georgia’s preschools, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, technical colleges, and educator licensing and accreditation. It includes school, system and state level reports organized into seven major sections: Accountability, Georgia Tests, National Tests, Indicators, Student and School Demographics, Personnel, and Comparisons.
To access a complete list of 2010-2011 SSAS award winners, visit gaosa.org.