Eight Georgia public
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-- Eight Georgia public schools were named 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools
today by the U.S. Department of Education.
Ribbon Schools are chosen in two categories (see the full
schools are recognized in one of two performance categories, based on all
student scores, subgroup student scores and graduation rates:
High Performing Schools
are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state
assessments or nationally normed tests. Student subgroup performance and
high school graduation rates are also at the highest levels.
Achievement Gap Closing Schools
are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement
gaps between a school’s subgroups and all students over the past five
years. Student subgroup performance and high school graduation rates for
each subgroup are at high levels.
commend these eight schools for their outstanding student performance,"
said State School Superintendent Richard Woods. “We have many schools that are
doing a great job preparing students for a bright future, but these schools
rose to the top and are very deserving of this recognition."
The U.S. Department of Education will honor 285
public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 9-10 in
Washington, D.C. In its 33-year history, the National Blue Ribbon
Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on more than 8,000 of
Georgia private school was also named a National Blue Ribbon Schools. The
selection process for private schools is different. For more information, go to
2015 GEORGIA BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS
STRIVE Academy, Atlanta Public
II Math & Science Magnet, Bibb County
Elementary, Brantley County
Elementary, City Schools of Decatur
Creek Elementary, Forsyth County
Fine Arts, Richmond County
F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts, Savannah-Chatham County
Elementary School, Troup County
Presbyterian Day School