The recognition awards schools based on their performance on state curriculum exams and Adequate Yearly Progress status. The awards are being announced as part of the release of the 2010-11 K-12 Public Schools Report Card.
The schools are awarded on four levels – Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze – in two categories:
• Greatest gains: 111 schools are being recognized for demonstrating significant improvement on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests or the Georgia High School Graduation Tests. No Augusta-area schools are in this group.
• Highest performance: 259 schools are being recognized for high achievement on the CRCT or GHSGT.
The following area schools received high achievement awards:
• Platinum: Blue Ridge and Stevens Creek elementary schools in Columbia County, and A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering and John S. Davidson Fine Arts magnet schools in Richmond County.
• Gold: River Ridge Elementary, Stallings Island Middle and Greenbrier High schools in Columbia County.
• Silver: Greenbrier Elementary in Columbia County.
• Bronze: Bel Air, North Columbia and Riverside elementary, Greenbrier and Riverside middle and Evans and Lakeside high schools in Columbia County; and C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School in Richmond County.
To access a complete list of 2010-11 accountability award winners, visit gaosa.org.