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.
|1. Springdale Park Elementary School||291,343|
|2. Sutton Middle School||253,504|
|3. Sarah Smith Elementary School||247,667|
|4. Morningside Elementary School||245,284|
|5. Tuskeegee Airmen Global Academy||244,646|
|6. Morris Brandon Elementary School||225,440|
|7. Miles Elementary School||202,704|
|8. Deerwood Academy||198,605|
|9. Inman Middle School||182,880|
|10. Grady High School||175,482|
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).
|1. Long Middle School||22,395|
|2. Sutton Middle School||19,785|
|3. Garden Hills Elementary School||17,578|
|4. Perkerson Elementary School||14,286|
|5. Grady High School||12,987|
|6. Miles Elementary School||9,338|
|7. E. Rivers Elementary School||8,645|
|8. Inman Middle School||7,238|
|9. Fickett Elementary School||7,086|
|10. Usher-Collier Elementary School||6,950|
School Leaders in Participation: These are our top 10 performing schools in terms of overall student participation.
|1. Humphries Elementary School||98.04%|
|2. Long Middle School||95.65%|
|3. Toomer Elementary School||95.19%|
|4. Finch Elementary School||94.04%|
|5. West Manor Elementary School||85.16%|
|6. Cleveland Elementary School||74.36%|
|7. Morris Brandon Elementary School||74.01%|
|8. Sarah Smith Elementary School||71.28%|
|9. Boyd Elementary School||67.86%|
|10. Benteen Elementary School||66.33%|
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!
|Name||Minutes Applied to:||Minutes|
|1. Melissa Dandy Walker||APS Central Office||5,523|
|2. Victoria Koehler||Perkenson Elementary School||3,930|
|3. Juliet Wood||Toomer Elementary School||3,565|
|4. Susan Waterbury||Carver High School||2,650|
|5. Iyannah Walker||Boyd Elementary School||2,183|
|6. Linda Green||Carver High School||1,830|
|7. Devon White Jr.||Sylvan Hills Middle School||1,780|
|8. Sherna Ann Phillips||APS Central Office||1,769|
|9. Janvette Dickerson||Beecher Hills Elementary School||1,765|
|10. Rania Sado||North Atlanta High School||1,672|
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!