Majority of Douglas County Schools "Beat the Odds"
Twenty-nine Douglas County schools performed better than statistically expected on the 2016 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), according to calculations by the Georgia Department of Education released February 28, 2017.
The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system. It measures schools and school districts on a 100-point scale based on multiple indicators of performance.
“By analyzing CCRPI scores in light of some of the obstacles that our students and particular schools face, such as poverty and transiency, it is apparent what a tremendous job our teachers do to make sure learning takes place,” said Superintendent Dr. Gordon Pritz. “We are proud that 87.8% of our schools in 2016 Beat the Odds.”
The Beating the Odds analysis predicts a range within which a school’s CCRPI score is statistically expected to fall given the school’s size, student transiency, and student demographics including race/ethnicity, disability, English learners, and poverty. If a school’s actual CCRPI score is above the predicted range, then that school Beat the Odds.
“We view these schools as major success stories,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “In fact, it’s difficult to fully express the magnitude of what they’ve achieved. Statistically, a high rate of poverty presents multiple barriers to achievement, but these schools are beating the odds and doing excellent work on behalf of Georgia students.”
Douglas County’s Beat the Odds rate of 87.8% in 2016 compares favorably to neighboring counties. Paulding County had 24% of its schools that Beat the Odds; Carroll 69.5%; Cobb 55.5%; and Cherokee 40.5%
In addition to the 29 Douglas County schools that Beat the Odds in 2016, 10 schools in Douglas County Beat the Odds every year for the last five years: Annette Winn Elementary, Chapel Hill Middle, Douglas County High, Eastside Elementary, Holly Springs Elementary, Mason Creek Elementary, Mirror Lake Elementary, South Douglas Elementary, Turner Middle, and Winston Elementary.
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