Four in Fulton Named Among State’s Top Title I Schools

Four Fulton County schools have been highlighted by the Georgia Department of Education as exceptional examples of progress and high academic achievement. The GADOE this week announced its 2017-2018 Reward Schools, a list of Title I schools that are succeeding in their efforts to educate students from varying socioeconomic backgrounds.

Reward Schools fall into two categories: Highest Performance and High Progress.

Highest Performance Category
In Fulton County, Hembree Springs Elementary School, River Eves Elementary School and Amana Academy were each named in the Highest Performance Category. This distinction recognizes schools receiving Title I funds that are among the top 5% schools in the state. Schools in this category have the highest absolute performance over three years for the “All Students” group on state assessments. Eighty-one schools statewide received the recognition.

High Progress Category
Woodland Elementary School is one of 149 schools statewide recognized as a High Progress school. This distinction highlights Title I schools that are among the top 10% statewide and that are making the most progress in improving student achievement.

“The recognition of these four schools demonstrates the hard work our teachers and school leaders are engaged in across the district to ensure the best outcomes for our students,” said Fulton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Rose. “I am extremely proud of these schools and their consistent performance and progress.”

Title I is a federal program that provides additional funding to schools serving children in high poverty areas and who are most at risk for not meeting the state’s performance standards. The funds are distributed by the federal government, through the Georgia Department of Education, to assist schools in educating students who are economically disadvantaged.