The Walton County School District announced last week that Youth Elementary School in Loganville has been awarded Gold Status on the Governor’s Greatest Gains in Student Achievement List for 2016. This status is given to schools earning a three-year average College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Progress Score in at least the 97th percentile in the state. YES is one of only 36 schools in the state that achieved Gold Status in 2016.“We are so proud of being named to the Governor’s Greatest Gains in Student Achievement List for 2016. This recognition affirms that our school community working together and setting high expectations for excellence in all areas focusing on teaching and learning is the formula for success,” said former YES principal and current director of Elementary Curriculum Denise Cobb in a press release. “Our students’ success – whether through safe and nurturing learning environments, student grades, CCRPI scores or literary, math and science achievements – is the result of our teachers, students and community of parents and business partners working together to support achievement. With all these components in place, Youth Elementary School students have a strong and solid foundation.”
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement’s school awards are part of the state’s Single Statewide Accountability System. Highest performing schools must earn a three-year average College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Achievement Score that ranks in at least the 93rd percentile. Greatest Gains schools must earn a three-year average CCRPI Progress Score that ranks in at least the 93rd percentile, according to the Governor’s Office.
“I congratulate all of the students, teachers and administrators in Georgia’s award-winning schools who worked tirelessly toward these accomplishments,” Gov. Nathan Deal said in the press release. “We must continue to equip Georgia citizens with updated information and tools like the Georgia School Reports website in order to allow parents and students to better understand school performance. The bright minds of Georgia’s students are the state’s most precious resource and I commend the schools that are exceeding expectations in preparing their students for future success.”
The following is a video provided by the Walton County School District on what it offers to students in Walton County.