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November 2, 2017

State School Superintendent Richard Woods today released the Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) for the 2016-2017 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.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:

Five Newton County School System (NCSS) elementary schools scored above the state average in 2017, including East Newton, Heard-Mixon, Mansfield, Newton County Theme School-Elementary, and Oak Hill.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS:

One middle school, Newton County Theme School, scored above the state average in 2017. In fact, out of a possible score of 100, the Theme School’s middle school earned 96.8 points.

HIGH SCHOOLS:

Both Alcovy High School and Eastside High School topped the state’s score in 2017 and out of a possible 100 points, Eastside scored a 91.4. In addition, the district’s overall high school score bested the state score in 2017.

“First, I want to commend each of the schools that posted CCRPI scores above the state average,” said Samantha Fuhrey, superintendent of the Newton County School System. “I also want to congratulate both the Newton County Theme School’s middle school and Eastside High School for scoring over 90 points on the 2017 CCRPI---I would like to see similar results throughout the district. We are committed to improving outcomes for all students and will continue to provide targeted support where needed.  However, I have stated repeatedly that the CCRPI instrument has not been the same since its inception in 2012. While the Georgia Department of Education accountability team strives to develop an effective accountability tool, the lack of consistency with regard to what is measured each year creates a challenge to adequately monitor improvement efforts. It is important to note that we are more than thirteen weeks into the first semester of the 2018 school year, and the 2018 CCRPI instrument is still in draft form. Consistency from year to year with regard to what and how we are measured is critical to the planning and preparation of our teachers and leaders.”

Newton County School System’s College & Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) Results for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows:

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

 

2017 CCRPI SCORE

East Newton Elementary

 

82

Fairview Elementary

 

67.6

Flint Hill Elementary

 

63

Heard-Mixon Elementary

 

76.6

Live Oak Elementary

 

62.2

Livingston Elementary

 

63.8

Mansfield Elementary

 

80.7

Middle Ridge Elementary

 

60.8

NC Theme (Elementary)

 

76.4

Oak Hill Elementary

 

75.4

Porterdale Elementary

 

61.3

Rocky Plains Elementary

 

63.8

South Salem Elementary

 

60.5

West Newton Elementary

 

60.9

NCSS-ELEMENTARY TOTAL

 

63.8

STATE-ELEMENTARY TOTAL

 

72.9

 

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

 

 

Clements Middle

 

66.2

Cousins Middle

 

70.1

Indian Creek Middle

 

65.8

Liberty Middle

 

69

NC Theme (Middle)

 

96.8

Veterans Memorial Middle

 

62.5

NCSS-MIDDLE TOTAL

 

68.2

STATE-MIDDLE TOTAL

 

73


HIGH SCHOOLS

 

 

Alcovy High

 

77.4

Eastside High

 

91.4

Newton High

 

73.8

NCSS – HIGH TOTAL

 

78.5

STATE-HIGH TOTAL

 

77

 

NCSS OVERALL SCORE

 

70.3

STATE OVERALL SCORE

 

75.5

 

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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