While students across the region went home last week with their report cards, the schools themselves are being graded on a state level for the first time, and according to officials, Richmond County looks to pass with flying colors.
This past fall, the state announced a new program that is holding all public schools accountable for their levels of education, and grading them according to a point standard, with 800 points being the maximum awarded, then translating those points into an A-F scale.
According to Richmond County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Sarah Schmidt, although many of the programs details are still being worked out, Richmond County looks to pass with two A’s and a B in the elementary, middle and high school respectively.
“All three schools are in the A point range, however according to the rules the high school would not get an A because they did not meet the Federal Graduation Indicator for students with disabilities, ESL and students with economic disadvantages,” Schmidt said in a recent interview. “We showed improvement in that area but not enough to make the Annual Measurable Objectives as set by the state.”
According to the new program…
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