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State IDs 'Priority' Schools

Updated: 2 years ago.
Georgia was one of 10 states to win waivers last month from the No Child Left Behind law. As part of that waiver, the state will designate schools as “priority,” “alert,” “focus” and “reward” schools. The list of priority schools – the worst performers – came out Tuesday. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com.)

The Georgia Department of Education Tuesday released a list of the 78 worst performing schools in the state as part of its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.

The list identifies the state's "priority" schools — those that consistently perform poorly on tests or have low graduation rates. The schools on the list will qualify for state assistance aimed at improving student achievement.

The other designations for school performance under Georgia's waiver are: alert schools, focus schools and reward schools. They replace the “needs improvement” category under NCLB. All of the designations will be handed out by the fall.

The state was one of 10 states to win waivers last month from the highly criticized federal law. More states are expected to apply for relief.

The full list of priority schools is below, or click here for a downloadable PDF.

Bibb County - Central High School

Bibb County - Westside High

Bibb County - Rutland High School

Bibb County - Northeast High School

Bibb County - William S. Hutchings Career Center

Bibb County - Southwest High School

Bibb County - King - Danforth Elementary School

Bibb County - Hartley Elementary School

Bibb County - Burghard Elementary School

Bibb County - Ingram/Pye Elementary School
Brooks County - Brooks County High School
Burke County - Burke County High School
Carroll County - Temple High School
Chatham County - Beach High School

Chatham County - Groves High School
Cobb County - Devereux Ackerman Academy
Dade County - Dade County High School
DeKalb County - DeKalb Transition School

DeKalb County - DeKalb Alternative School

DeKalb County - Elizabeth Andrews High School

DeKalb County - International Student Center

DeKalb County - Indian Creek Elementary School

DeKalb County - Toney Elementary School

DeKalb County - McNair High School

DeKalb County - Clarkston High School

DeKalb County - Towers High School
Dooly County - Dooly County High School
Dougherty County - Albany High School

Dougherty County - Monroe High School

Dougherty County - Dougherty Comprehensive High School
Douglas County - Lithia Springs Comprehensive High School

Douglas County - Inner Harbour School
Fulton County - McClarin Alternative School
Greene County - Greene County High School
Gwinnett County - Gwinnett InterVention Education (GIVE) Center West

Gwinnett County - Meadowcreek High School

Gwinnett County - Gwinnett InterVention Education (GIVE) Center East
Henry County - Henry County High School
Laurens County - East Laurens High School
Meriwether County - Greenville High School
Muscogee County - Fox Elementary School

Muscogee County - Spencer High School

Muscogee County - Cusseta Road Elementary School

Muscogee County - Kendrick High School

Muscogee County - Jordan Vocational High School
Newton County - Challenge Charter Academy
Paulding County - Paulding County High School
Peach County - Peach County High School
Pulaski County - Hawkinsville High School
Randolph County - Randolph Clay High School
Richmond County - W.S. Hornsby K-8 School

Richmond County - Glenn Hills High School

Richmond County - Josey High School

Richmond County - Laney High School
Spalding County - Griffin High School
Stewart County - Stewart County High School
Sumter County - Americus Sumter County High South
Terrell County - Terrell High School
Twiggs County - Twiggs County High School
Walker County - Ridgeland High School
Wilcox County - Wilcox County High School
Wilkinson County - Wilkinson County High School
Atlanta Public Schools - South Atlanta School of Health and Medical Science

Atlanta Public Schools - Booker T. Washington High School, Banking, Finance and Investment Small Sch

Atlanta Public Schools - Booker T. Washington High School, Health, Sciences and Nutrition Small Sch

Atlanta Public Schools - Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. High School

Atlanta Public Schools - Hillside Conant School

Atlanta Public Schools - School of Technology at Carver

Atlanta Public Schools - APS-Forrest Hills Academey

Atlanta Public Schools - School of Health Sciences and Research at Carver

Atlanta Public Schools - South Atlanta School of Computer Animation and Design

Atlanta Public Schools - Therrell School of Law, Government and Public Policy

Atlanta Public Schools - Therrell School of Engineering, Math, and Science

Atlanta Public Schools - Therrell School of Health and Science

Atlanta Public Schools - Crim High School

Atlanta Public Schools - Douglass High School
State Schools - Atlanta Area School for the Deaf

State Schools - Georgia School for the Deaf

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