4 DeKalb schools among Ga. Reward Schools | Schools
DECATUR, Ga. -- Four DeKalb County middle and high schools are among this year's Georgia Department of Education Reward Schools.
Reward Schools are the Georgia schools with the highest performance or biggest academic gains by students in the last three years.
"These schools are shining examples of what we can achieve in public education in Georgia," Superintendent Dr. John Barge said in a statement. "I want to take what's working at our Reward Schools and replicate that in every school in the state. These are the schools making education work for all Georgians."
DeKalb Early College Academy was named a Highest Performing School. These schools are among the top 5% of Title I schools in Georgia. To make the list, a school must make Adequate Yearly Progress in all groups and subgroups in 2011.
Cedar Grove and Cross Keys high schools and Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School made the list of High Progress Schools. These schools are among the top 10% of Title I schools in Georgia, meaning that they are making the most progress to improve student performance on statewide assessments like the CRCT.
Decatur High School in the City of Decatur system was also named a High Progress School.