Georgia's report card applauds the Brookwoood School District for their high performance!
7/19/2012 6:47 PM
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) and the Georgia Department of Education (DOE) announced today that 30 Gwinnett County public schools earned a spot on the state’s 2009-2010 K-12 Public Schools Scoreboard and Report Card, which highlights Georgia schools for academic achievement and improvement during the 2009-2010 school year. The report applauds the work of Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students, teachers, parents, and (GCPS) students, teachers, parents, and administrators at 21 Gwinnett elementary schools, four middle schools, and five schools at the high school level. The 30 Gwinnett schools were recognized under the Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS), which recognizes Georgia schools for their continuous improvement in raising student achievement and closing achievement gaps on state curriculum tests and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status.
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, in collaboration with the Governor’s Office, and the Georgia Department of Education, recognized the schools in two categories:
- Highest Performance, indicating the percentage of students meeting and exceeding academic standards; and
- Greatest Gains, indicating the greatest gains in the percentage of students meeting and exceeding academic standards.
In each category, the state recognizes four school award levels: Platinum, Gold,
Silver, and Bronze.
This year’s 30 award winning Gwinnett schools are:
Schools that showed the greatest improvement on the state’s Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) at the elementary and middle levels, or the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) taken by juniors at the high school level
New Life Academy of Excellence
“I am very excited for our school and community for receiving this recognition,” says Lorraine Sparks, principal of Annistown Elementary. “Receiving this award demonstrates the dedication of our staff and students and the support of our parents. We take teaching and learning very seriously at Annistown Elementary and the goal of accepting only excellence from our students and teachers has become a part of our culture.”
Schools that demonstrated the highest achievement on the CRCT at the elementary and middle school levels, or the GHSGT at the high school level.
Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Puckett’s Mill Elementary
Camp Creek Elementary
Duncan Creek Elementary
Freeman’s Mill Elementary
Level Creek Elementary
Fort Daniel Elementary
Gwin Oaks Elementary
White Oak Elementary
New Life Academy of Excellence
North Gwinnett Middle
Twin Rivers Middle
Mill Creek High
Peachtree Ridge High
Earning a spot on the state’s report card is a significant achievement for White Oak Elementary, North Gwinnett Middle, and Twin Rivers Middle, as these schools only have been operating for one school year. “Our students’ performance is a direct reflection of the strong school and community partnership that we set out to establish when we opened last year,” says Linda Boyd who opened Twin Rivers Middle as its principal in August of 2009. “Because our teachers, students, and parents value education, we diligently work together to maximize each child’s learning. I am extremely proud of their efforts and look forward to what we will accomplish together in the future.”
This year also marks the first SSAS award for Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST). As GSMST first opened in 2007 with only a 9th grade class, this year is the first time the school is eligible for an award. The school earned platinum level on its first try based on the performance of 11th graders on last school year’s GHSGT. GSMST Principal Dr. Jeff Mathews shares, “GSMST’s first class of seniors certainly reached a historic milestone for our school based on their performance last year. This award represents the journey not only of our students, but also of our teachers, staff, parents, advisory board, partners, and other stakeholders.” For more information regarding the SSAS, contact the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement at (404) 463-1150 or visit www.gaosa.org