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December 8, 2016

State School Superintendent Richard Woods today released the Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) for the 2015-2016 school year. The CCRPI measures schools and school districts on a 100-point scale.

A school and district’s overall score is made up of three major areas: Achievement (50 points possible), Progress (40 points possible) and Achievement Gap (10 points possible). In addition to the three major areas, schools can receive “Challenge Points” to add to their score (up to 10 points). They receive these points if they have a significant number of Economically Disadvantaged students, English Learner students and Students with Disabilities meeting expectations. Schools can also receive points for going beyond the targets of the CCRPI by challenging students to exceed expectations and participate in college and career ready programs.

While Newton County School System’s elementary school total score equaled the 2014-2015 elementary school total score, the district’s middle, high school, and overall score all increased in 2015-2016. In addition, the school system’s high school level total score surpassed the state’s high school score in 2015-2016. The school system’s increased scores also pushed the district’s overall score to just six tenths of one point below the state’s overall score.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:

Nine NCSS elementary schools—East Newton, Flint Hill, Heard-Mixon, Live Oak, Livingston, Newton County Theme School (elementary), Oak Hill, Rocky Plains, and South Salem all posted increased scores in 2015-2016. In addition, five of those schools—East Newton, Flint Hill, Newton County Theme School (elementary), Oak Hill, and South Salem, also topped the state’s total elementary school score of 71.7. East Newton, Newton County Theme School (elementary), and Oak Hill all posted scores of 80-plus points in 2015-2016.  

MIDDLE SCHOOLS:

Five NCSS middle schools—Cousins, Indian Creek, Liberty, Newton County Theme School (middle), and Veterans Memorial, increased their total scores in 2015-2016 and Newton County Theme School (middle) bested the state’s overall middle school total score of 71.5 with a total score of 90.6.

HIGH SCHOOLS:

All three high schools—Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton, posted increased scores in 2015-2016 and both Alcovy and Eastside surpassed the state’s total score as well. In fact, Eastside almost four-point gain in 2015-2016 pushed the school above the 90-point total score mark for the first time since the state implemented the CCRPI system.

“I am very pleased and proud that our schools continue to make progress,” said NCSS Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey. “Our teachers, leaders, and staff have worked diligently to focus their efforts to ensure improvements are realized on each educational measure.  I’d like to highlight the work of the staffs at Eastside High School and the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett’s middle school program, as both achieved CCRPI scores in the 90s---no small undertaking!  The hard work and dedication of each school’s team led to these outstanding results and they should definitely be commended.  We will continue to strive to improve our outcomes by studying the data to identify what steps must be taken to continue an upward trajectory.”

Newton County School System’s College & Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) Results for the 2015-2016 school year are as follows:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

2014-2015

2015-2016

East Newton Elementary

77.4

82.9

Fairview Elementary

66.5

62.3

Flint Hill Elementary

72.1

73.9

Heard-Mixon Elementary

59.2

64.8

Live Oak Elementary

63.4

71.0

Livingston Elementary

58.6

60.1

Mansfield Elementary

72.0

67.0

Middle Ridge Elementary

66.9

65.2

NC Theme (Elementary)

75.7

83.7

Oak Hill Elementary

72.3

84.5

Porterdale Elementary

68.5

61.0

Rocky Plains Elementary

69.4

69.9

South Salem Elementary

73.5

78.5

West Newton Elementary

69.5

61.8

NCSS-ELEMENTARY TOTAL

68.7

68.7

STATE-ELEMENTARY TOTAL

76.0

71.7

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

2014-2015

2015-2016

Clements Middle

72.4

71.3

Cousins Middle

63.6

65.5

Indian Creek Middle

61.1

68.2

Liberty Middle

62.6

69.3

NC Theme (Middle)

89.6

90.6

Veterans Memorial Middle

64.6

66.2

NCSS-MIDDLE TOTAL

65.4

67.6

STATE-MIDDLE TOTAL

71.2

71.5

HIGH SCHOOLS

2014-2015

2015-2016

Alcovy High

73.1

81.5

Eastside High

85.9

90.5

Newton High

71.1

72.4

NCSS – HIGH TOTAL

74.8

79.1

STATE-HIGH TOTAL

75.8

75.7

NCSS OVERALL SCORE

70.3

73.0

STATE OVERALL SCORE

75.5

73.6


For more information, contact Dr. Allison Jordan, Director of Testing, Research, and Evaluation for Newton County Schools at jordan.allison@newton.k12.ga.us.

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