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3 Richmond County schools labeled Alert Schools

Thursday, May 17, 2012 2:55 PM
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The Georgia Department of Education named three Richmond County schools as Alert Schools on Thursday, a label under the new College and Career Ready Performance Index that identifies campuses performing below the state average in graduation rate, subgroup achievement or in a tested subject.

Bayvale Elementary, Spirit Creek and Sego Middle schools fell in the Subgroup Alert Schools category, meaning individual groups of students divided by race, special needs or income performed below state averages. No schools in Richmond County were named in the category of graduation rate or tested subject areas.

The designation is part of the accountability measures under the College and Career Ready Performance Index. Georgia is one of 10 states that received a waiver to use the Index in place of some No Child Left Behind standards beginning next school year.

Earlier this year the state began defining Title I schools, which have a high percentage of low-income students, as priority, focus or reward based on achievement. This fourth alert designation covers Title I and non-Title I schools and highlights those campuses that need to raise student achievement.

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Little Lamb
Little Lamb 05/17/12 - 02:13 pm

Okay, so Richmond County schools traded in one set of labels for a different set. It's still the same people.

HighSociety 05/17/12 - 02:31 pm
How in the heck does an

How in the heck does an elementary school make the list? What the heck are these parents doing?

LL, your absolutely right. Label it what you would like, still same folks and same problems. It's the mindset.

kiwiinamerica 05/17/12 - 02:33 pm
Smoke and mirrors

Luckily for Richmond County the Department of Education classifies these schools as falling below state averages.

If they classified schools as falling below national averages, then almost every school in the county would be put on "Alert".

lifelongresident 05/17/12 - 02:38 pm
no i disagree with you both,

no i disagree with you both, it is never about school performance or education, it's about MONEY, keep fannies in the seats to keep the state/federal money coming in, keep the violent/disruptive/disrespectful/uncaring students in school to keep academic achievement low in order to continue to qualify for knucklehead grants...oooops i mean race to the top federal funding

AutumnLeaves 05/17/12 - 04:06 pm
Usually it's the case of the

Usually it's the case of the parents NOT doing anything toward educating their children when scores are low. But they can't take all the credit for such an abysmal performance. I hope they are hiring qualified teachers. They don't need to hire liaisons between teachers and parents either. Skip the middlemen and put that money into the the classrooms.

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