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News

March 15, 2018

East Newton Elementary and South Salem Elementary School have each been named a 2017-2018 Georgia Title I Reward School.

Reward Schools are Title I schools that fall into one of two categories:

·         A Highest-Performing School is among the five percent of the state’s Title I schools with the absolute highest performance, over three years, for the “all students” group on the statewide assessments. A school may not be classified as a Highest-Performing School if it has been identified as a Priority or Focus School.

·         A Highest-Progress School is among the 10 percent of the state’s Title I schools making the most progress in improving the performance of the “all students” group over three years on the statewide assessments. A school may not be classified as a High-Progress school if it has been identified as a Priority or Focus School.

East Newton and South Salem each earned the Reward School designation in the “Highest-Progress School” category. The Georgia Department of Education used data based on the three-year average of the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) progress scores. Calculations to identify these schools are based on the progress in improving the performance of the “all students” group over a number of  years on the statewide assessments.

“East Newton faculty and staff continue to provide the best education possible for our students,” said Dr. Kim Coady, school principal. “By establishing strong relationships, we are able to work as a community to meet the various needs of our students and families. I am extremely proud to serve with this group of dedicated professionals who go above and beyond. Our students, our most valuable commodity, along with their awesome families make this a joyful and rewarding endeavor. The students at East Newton are dedicated to reaching their goals and meeting the high expectations set before them. With the assistance of their families, this achievement is noted in awards such as this.”

“I am very proud of the perseverance and diligence shown by our South Salem staff and students  in continuing to make progress toward the students’ educational goals,” said Terran Newman, principal of South Salem Elementary. “We thank our families and the community for the support that has been shown in helping us meet the needs of our students.”

 “Congratulations to East Newton and South Salem on a job well-done,” said Newton County School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey. “Their scores have placed them among the top 10 percent of Title I schools in Georgia to have demonstrated improved results for students. This recognition is a testament to the targeted and detailed work of the students, faculties, and leaders.”

For more information contact Ms. Sherri Davis, director of public relations for Newton County Schools, at davis.sherri@newton.k12.ga.us.

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