Eight Atlanta Public Schools (APS) have been named 2014 Reward Schools by the Georgia Department of Education. Four schools—Charles Drew Charter, Inman Middle, KIPP Strive Academy and West Manor Elementary— are recognized for highest academic performance among all Title I schools. The GaDOE also recognized the following for making the highest academic progress among Title I schools: KIPP VISION, North Atlanta High, Perkerson Elementary and Scott Elementary.
“Congratulations to our students, families and teachers on these campuses. Our dedicated teachers are working to ensure that every student is prepared for the next grade level, the next course, college and careers,” said Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen, superintendent Atlanta Public Schools. “Recognition like this shows that we are continuously moving toward this goal.”
Drew Charter, Inman Middle, KIPP Strive Academy and West Manor Elementary schools are all multiple year winners.
Reward Schools rank among the top schools in the state for having the highest performance or highest gains by students over the last three years. Highest performing reward schools are schools in the top 5 percent of Title I schools in Georgia. Highest progress reward schools are schools ranked in the top 10 percent of Title I schools. Schools were ranked according to their performance in all subjects on the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, End-of-Course Tests and Georgia Alternative Assessments. High Schools are also ranked using their graduation rate.
Atlanta Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, serving approximately 50,000 students across 106 learning sites. The district is organized into nine K-12 clusters with 87 schools, 17 charter schools and two citywide single-gender academies, where students are offered rigorous instructional programs that foster success in school and life. For more information, visit www.atlantapublicschools.us