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 School Climate Star Rating


What is the School Climate Star Rating?

In response to the compelling body of research that underscores the importance of school climate, Georgia is the first state in the nation to include school climate as an early indicator in its academic accountability system, the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). State law (O.C.G.A. § 20-14-33) requires the development and use of a "star rating" to address school climate. The School Climate Star Rating is a diagnostic tool to determine if a school is on the right path to school improvement.

How is the School Climate Star Rating calculated?

The School Climate Star Rating is calculated using data from the Georgia Student Health Survey, Georgia School Personnel Survey, Georgia Parent Survey, student discipline data and attendance records for students, teachers, staff and administrators.  The School Climate Star Rating provides school-level data on the following components:

1) Survey – a measure of student, teacher, and parent perceptions of a school’s climate;

2) Student Discipline – a measure of student discipline using a weighted suspension rate;  

3) Safe and Substance-Free Learning Environment – school discipline incidents and student survey responses on use of illegal substances and the prevalence of violence, bullying, and unsafe incidents within a school; and

4) Attendance – the average daily attendance of teachers, administrators, and staff members and the percentage of students with less than six unexcused absences.

 Each of the components will be given equal value. 

What does the rating mean?

Each school will receive a 1-5 star rating, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate most in need of improvement.  Schools will have access to a comprehensive report which will allow them to identify areas in need of improvement, and plan targeted student interventions to improve achievement for all students.

Sch​ool Climate Star Rating Dashboard​​

Georgia Insights has developed a user-friendly dashboard to display the results of the Georgia School Climate Star Rating. Each school receives a 1- to 5-star rating, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate most in need of improvement. This dashboard allows you to search for a school’s performance on a number of indicators that are tied to the climate of that school. 

K-12 Student Discipline Dashboard​


Click here to view the 2017 CCRPI Reports.


2017 School Climate Star Ratings (spreadsheet with scores)

2016 School Climate Star Ratings


Click here to view the 2016 CCRPI Reports.


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2015 School Climate Star Ratings


 

2014 School Climate Star Ratings

Click here to view the 2014 School Climate Star Ratings.

Click here to view the 2014 CCRPI Reports.

Click here to view the School Climate Star Rating Data Calculation Guide


 School Climate Resources

 School Climate Improvement

 Student Discipline Data

Improving Student Attendance

School Climate Surveys 

Bullying Prevention

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

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 Contact Information

 

Cheryl Benefield
Program Manager
Safe and Supportive Schools
Phone: (404) 651-7179

Jeff Hodges
Program Specialist
Safe and Supportive Schools
Phone: (404) 463-7891 
jhodges@doe.k12.ga.us​​

Find us on Twitter @GaDOESafeSchool​​​