Update: Top Performers in our #APSRace2Read 13.1 Million Minutes

On Nov. 6, 2018, Atlanta Public Schools launched our district-wide literacy campaign, #APSRace2Read – a challenge designed to encourage students, teachers, staff and parents to read daily and collectively reach 2 million minutes of reading by the end of the 2018-2019 academic year. In less than two months, APS surpassed our original 2 million minutes goal. So, we decided to raise the bar to 13.1 million minutes—the equivalent of a half marathon of reading! Our goal is to reach 13.1 million minutes by the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Minutes are logged at: www.beanstack.com/race2read.

Collectively, we have read 5,222,965 minutes and counting! Below are our performance highlights (calculated as of Feb. 27).

School Leaders in Logging: These are our 10 top performing schools in terms of total minutes logged since the #APSRace2Read campaign launched last November.

SchoolMinutes
1. Springdale Park Elementary School291,343
2. Sutton Middle School253,504
3. Sarah Smith Elementary School247,667
4. Morningside Elementary School245,284
5. Tuskeegee Airmen Global Academy244,646
6. Morris Brandon Elementary School225,440
7. Miles Elementary School202,704
8. Deerwood Academy198,605
9. Inman Middle School182,880
10. Grady High School175,482

Schools Making Progress in Logging: These are our top 10 schools with the most minutes logged over the past two weeks (Feb. 13 – Feb. 27, 2019).

SchoolMinutes
1. Long Middle School22,395
2. Sutton Middle School19,785
3. Garden Hills Elementary School17,578
4. Perkerson Elementary School14,286
5. Grady High School12,987
6. Miles Elementary School9,338
7. E. Rivers Elementary School8,645
8. Inman Middle School7,238
9. Fickett Elementary School7,086
10. Usher-Collier Elementary School6,950

School Leaders in Participation: These are our top 10 performing schools in terms of overall student participation.

SchoolParticipation
1. Humphries Elementary School98.04%
2. Long Middle School95.65%
3. Toomer Elementary School95.19%
4. Finch Elementary School94.04%
5. West Manor Elementary School85.16%
6. Cleveland Elementary School74.36%
7. Morris Brandon Elementary School74.01%
8. Sarah Smith Elementary School71.28%
9. Boyd Elementary School67.86%
10. Benteen Elementary School66.33%

Dr. Melissa Dandy Walker is a digital learning specialist (mathematics) in the APS Department of Instructional Technology. She is leading the race for non-student participants.

Let’s not forget our top 10 APS staff, families and community members who are also reading and logging minutes toward our 13.1 million minutes goal!

NameMinutes Applied to:Minutes
1. Melissa Dandy WalkerAPS Central Office5,523
2. Victoria KoehlerPerkenson Elementary School3,930
3. Juliet WoodToomer Elementary School3,565
4. Susan WaterburyCarver High School2,650
5. Iyannah WalkerBoyd Elementary School2,183
6. Linda GreenCarver High School1,830
7. Devon White Jr. Sylvan Hills Middle School1,780
8. Sherna Ann PhillipsAPS Central Office1,769
9. Janvette DickersonBeecher Hills Elementary School1,765
10. Rania SadoNorth Atlanta High School1,672

Remember, #APSRace2Read is about free-choice reading. Read books, magazines, articles, scholarly papers, etc. Read, read, read — and log your minutes at www.beanstack.com/race2read to count toward our 13.1 million minutes goal!

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