Five local schools are listed on the Georgia Department of Education 2014 Reward Schools that was released Tuesday.
The 2014 list of Reward Schools is designated as part of the state's waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Each Reward School is a Title I school that falls into one of two categories:
AHighest-Performing Schoolis among the five percent of the state's Title I schools with the highest absolute performance, over three years, for the “all students” group on the statewide assessments. A school may not be classified as a Highest-Performing School if it has been identified as a Priority, Focus, or Alert School.
Brookwood Elementary School in Dalton, Chickamauga Elementary School, and Chattanooga Valley Middle School in Walker County are among the schools listed on the Highest-Performing Schools.
AHighest-Progress Schoolis among the 10 percent of the state's Title I schools 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 it has been identified as a Priority, Focus, or Alert School.
Tiger Creek Elementary in Catoosa County and Davis Elementary School in Dade County are among the schools listed on the Highest-Progress Schools.
“The schools on this list represent some of the finest effortsbeing put forth in Georgia education,”StateSchoolSuperintendent Dr. John Barge said. “The educators, parents, students, and communities who came together to move these schools forward should take great pride in the results.” 2014 Highest-Performing Schools List