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    Every child deserves to attend a successful school. We expect our results will improve every year, with a goal of having ZERO "Failing" schools within three years.


  • UPDATE 12/6/19:

     

    Fulton County Schools Elevate Seven Schools from the 2019 State Turnaround Eligible List
     

    The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement provides an annual list of the public schools with lower rankings on its College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI); known as the Turnaround Eligible list. The state recently released the 2019 list, which includes all schools with a three-year CCRPI average of 57.0 and below.

    Due to a consistent and dedicated effort by Fulton County Schools’ (FCS) students, teachers, staff and community, seven schools of nine previously listed as turnaround eligible were removed from the 2019 list.

    “Fulton County Schools has a commitment to our community to have zero failing schools, and none on the turnaround eligible list. This is one more step toward reaching that commitment,” said Chief Academic Officer Cliff Jones.

    The seven schools removed from the 2019 list are:

    • Asa G. Hilliard Elementary School
    • Feldwood Elementary School
    • Love T. Nolan Elementary School
    • Parklane Elementary School
    • Paul D. West Middle School
    • Ronald E. McNair Middle School
    • Woodland Middle School

     

    To achieve this success, FCS followed a process that diagnosed areas of improvements, focused action plans on the related areas, monitored the plans collectively between district and school staff, and publicly reported the status each month.

    Each school focused on their specific needs and implemented standards-based lessons aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence. The lesson plans reinforced rigorous learning and ensured the students who needed additional help received support. Finally, the district implemented intervention programming such as “May-mester” and Jumpstart which extended students’ learning time.

    “We are excited to see the improved results, but we must continue with the schools that struggle to secure a heightened level of success for all students,” stated superintendent Mike Looney. “Fulton County Schools has demonstrated effective leadership which can help our students rise, and the three schools on the current year list will rise too.”

    Three schools listed for 2019 are:

    • College Park Elementary
    • SL Lewis Elementary
    • Bethune Elementary

     

    For the 2019 Turnaround Eligible Schools List, click here. To view the executive summary of the list, click here.


2019 Turnaround Eligible Schools

  • School Name
    College Park Elementary School
    2075 Princeton Avenue
    College Park, GA 30337
    470-254-8040
    Learning Community: Achievement Zone
    Area Executive Director: Dr. Jermaine Dawson
    Area Superintendent: Dr. Gyimah Whitaker
    Board Member(s): Gail Dean, Kimberly Dove
    Board District: 3, 6
    Mary M. Bethune Elementary School
    5925 Old Carriage Drive
    College Park, GA 30349
    470-254-7940
    Learning Community: Achievement Zone
    Area Executive Director: Dr. Jermaine Dawson
    Area Superintendent: Dr. Gyimah Whitaker
    Board Member(s): Kimberly Dove
    Board District: 6
    S. L. Lewis Elementary School
    6201 Connell Road
    College Park, GA 30349
    470-254-3450
    Learning Community: South
    Area Executive Director: Dr. Jermaine Dawson
    Area Superintendent: Dr. Gyimah Whitaker
    Board Member(s): Kimberly Dove
    Board District: 6

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