Richmond County Schools look forward to bringing home state report card

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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Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 8:01 am