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154 Georgia schools recognized as Distinguished and Reward Schools for significant academic achievement, improvement

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Click here for the 2022-2023 Distinguished Schools and Reward Schools.

October 2, 2023 – The Georgia Department of Education is releasing the 2022-2023 lists of Distinguished and Reward Schools. The Distinguished Schools designation recognizes the highest-performing Title I schools in Georgia, while the Reward Schools designation recognizes Title I schools making the most significant improvements.
“It is essential that we recognize and celebrate schools making great strides as we maintain our focus on continuous improvement for all Georgia schools," State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “The schools on these lists have made significant efforts in overcoming barriers, meeting challenges, and producing great gains for their students. I applaud the 2022-23 Distinguished and Reward Schools leaders, teachers, parents, and communities for creating opportunities for student success."

Distinguished Schools are among the highest-performing 5% of Title I Schoolwide and Title I Targeted Assistance schools based on the combined ELA and math content mastery scores from the statewide assessments of the most recent year.

Reward Schools are among the greatest-improving 5% of Title I Schoolwide and Title I Targeted Assistance schools when comparing the content mastery scores from the most recent two years of statewide assessments.

Schools must be Title I to be eligible for the Distinguished School and Reward School designations and must not currently be CSI or TSI support-identified schools. Click here for detailed criteria.​