9 Fayette schools cited for high performance

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Nine of Fayette County’s schools are among the 159 Georgia public schools in 42 districts that received highest performance and/or greatest gains school awards from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement based on scores from the College and Career Performance Index (CCRPI).

School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said the highest performing schools must earn a three-year average CCRPI Achievement Score that ranks in at least the 93rd percentile. Greatest gains schools must earn a three-year average CCRPI Progress Score that ranks in at least the 93rd percentile. Each award category has a platinum, gold, silver and bronze tier.

“McIntosh High and Starr’s Mill High each earned awards in both the greatest gains and highest performance categories. McIntosh received a platinum in greatest gains and a gold award in highest performance. Starr’s Mill received silver in both greatest gains and highest performance. These two schools are among just 31 in 12 districts that received awards in both categories,” Berry-Dreisbach said.

Berry-Dreisbach said Braelinn Elementary, Kedron Elementary and Peachtree City Elementary received awards in the highest performance category. Kedron earned platinum, Peachtree City was awarded gold and Braelinn won silver. They are among 78 schools across 17 districts to receive a highest performance award.

“Oak Grove Elementary, Rising Starr Middle, Sandy Creek High and Spring Hill Elementary received awards in the greatest gains category,” Berry-Dreisbach said. “Oak Grove Elementary and Rising Starr Middle each received gold, Spring Hill Elementary received silver, and Sandy Creek High received bronze. They are among 112 schools across 41 districts to earn awards in the greatest gains category.”