partlycloudy
Saturday February 6th, 2016 8:26PM

EHMS, SHMS make state's Reward Schools list

By Ken Stanford Reporter
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has released the list of Reward Schools as part of the state's waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind) - and several northeast Georgia schools are included, East Hall Middle School and South Hall Middle School among them.

The category is reserved for schools with the highest performance or the 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," said State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge. "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."

Reward School Definition:

A "Highest-Performing School" is a Title I school among the 5% of Title I schools in the State that has the highest absolute performance over three years for the "all students" group on the statewide assessments. A Highest-Performing School must have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the "all students" group and all of its subgroups in 2011. A school may not be classified as a Highest-Performing School if there are significant achievement gaps across subgroups that are not closing in the school.

A "High-Progress School" is a Title I school among the 10% of Title I schools in the State that is making the most progress in improving the performance of the "all students" group over three years on the statewide assessments. A school may not be classified as a High-Progress School if there are significant achievement gaps across subgroups that are not closing in the school.

Both EHMS and SHMS are on the list of High-Progress" schools. Other schools in the immediate Gainesville area which are included are:

High-Performaning

Otwell Middle School, Little Mill Middle School, Cumming Elementary School (Forsyth County); Hazel Grove ES (Habersham County); East Jackson ES and North Jackson ES (Jackson County); and, Jefferson MS and Jefferson Academy (Jefferson City School System).

High-Progress

Winder-Barrow MS (Barrow County); Demorest ES (Habersham); Blackburn ES (Lumpkin County); and, White County Intermediate School (White County).

Other schools in northeast Georgia are also included. Click on the link below to find out which ones and to view the complete lists.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 3 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 3 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 3 years ago )
Local/State News
More than 20 people arrested by Georgia, Tennessee authorities on sex-related charges
Authorities say more than 20 people have been arrested on charges related to sex trafficking and online exploitation of children in Tennessee and Georgia.
By The Associated Press
6:00PM ( 2 hours ago )
Hall County plans discussion of South Hall traffic signals, maintenance of I-985 exits
Discussions involving the need for more traffic signals in the South Hall area and the maintenance of exits along I-985 in that part of the county are planned by the county commission Monday.
3:00PM ( 5 hours ago )
Labor department, VA team up for employment workshops for veterans
State labor officials are teaming up later this month with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on a couple of employment workshops in north Georgia designed specifically for veterans.
12:01PM ( 8 hours ago )
Neighborhood watch program partners with Hall County Sheriff's Office
​Hall County authorities have partnered with a neighborhood watch website to increase efforts in county neighborhoods.
10:02AM ( 10 hours ago )
East Hall home destroyed by early morning fire, residents evaluated for smoke inhalation
Two people suffered what appeared to be minor smoke inhalation when their mobile home was destroyed in the eastern part of Hall County early Saturday morning.
8:40AM ( 11 hours ago )