Last week, the Georgia Department of Education announced that thirty-eight of the 235 schools on the DOE’s watchlist of struggling schools had improved enough to get off the list (http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-education/some-metro-atlanta-schools-make-it-off-struggling-/njXCn/). Three Dekalb County schools –Indian Creek Elementary, Martin Luther King Jr High School and Pleasantdale Elementary– were removed from the list because they had improved their test passing rates or graduation rates.
Dekalb School Watch looked up the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) results for these three schools using the GA DOE’s website.
The results were illuminating. Martin Luther King Jr High School received a 59.9 CCRPI for both years, meaning it was removed from the struggling schools list because of its increased graduation rate. Thank you Mr. Bullard, teachers and staff of Martin Luther King Jr High School: you have made a real, meaningful impact on the lives of countless graduating seniors.
Indian Creek Elementary School increased its CCRPI from 46.7 to 69.4…. an astounding 22.7 point increase (on a 100-point scale) in a single year! We at DSW are in awe of this amazing one-year improvement. Thank you teachers and staff of Indian Creek ES… and we hope to see Dr. Campbell as the next Regional Principal of the Year for Region 3.
Pleasantdale Elementary School increased its CCRPI from a 57.4 to 79.1, a 21.7 point increase in a single year. These incredible results explain why other DCSS Principals voted Pleasantdale’s Ms. Brown Region 1 Principal of the Year. Thank you teachers and staff of Pleasantdale Elementary!