Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that 370 Georgia public schools, including Richmond Hill Elementary School and Richmond Hill High School, are being recognized for improvement and achievement during the 2010-2011 school year.
The schools are being recognized under Georgia's Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS), developed by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, to award schools based on their performance on state curriculum exams and Adequate Yearly Progress status.
According to a press release from the governor's office, both Richmond Hill schools were recognized for highest performance for students meeting and exceeding standards, and RHHS was also recognized for greatest gain for students meeting and exceeding standards.
The awards are being announced as part of the release of the 2010-2011 K-12 Public Schools Report Card. The Report Card, which features the SSAS awards, was developed by GOSA and provides bottom-line data for Georgia’s preschools, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, technical colleges, and educator licensing and accreditation. It includes school, system and state level reports organized into seven major sections: Accountability, Georgia Tests, National Tests, Indicators, Student and School Demographics, Personnel, and Comparisons.
Read more in the Jan. 21 edition of the News.