Collectively, we have read 5,643,961 minutes and counting! Below are our #APSRace2Read performance highlights (calculated as of March 13).
Top Student Readers
|Ayushi Kirtane||4||Morris Brandon||42,535|
|Christian Brewster||2||Deerwood Academy||21,754|
|Mohamed Diallo||2||Deerwood Academy||17,202|
|Summer Amey||4||Miles Elementary||16,964|
|Ella Sipe||6||Sutton Middle||14,665|
|Ja’Courion Harden||3||Thomasville Heights||14,413|
|Dominique Kendall||7||Sylvan Middle||14,411|
|Zacheri Dixon||5||Finch Elementary||14,206|
|Keelin LaHiff||6||Sutton Middle||12,325|
|Devin Cottrell||11||Grady High||12,080|
These are our 10 top-performing schools in terms of total minutes logged since the #APSRace2Read campaign launched last November.
|Springdale Park Elementary||316,638|
|Sarah Smith Elementary||270,979|
|Morris Brandon Elementary||246,699|
|Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy||232,128|
Top Schools Making Progress
SThese are our top 10 schools with the most minutes logged over the past two weeks (Feb. 27 – March 13, 2019).
|Garden Hills Elementary||26,376|
|South Atlanta High||21,373|
Top School Participation
SThese are our top 10 performing schools in terms of overall student participation.
|West Manor Elementary||84.86%|
|Morris Brandon Elementary||77.45%|
|Sarah Smith Elementary||71.15%|
Top Adult Readers
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|
|Linda Green||Carver Early College||9,482|
|Melissa Dandy Walker||APS Central Office||5,523|
|Victoria Koehler||Perkerson Elementary||4,340|
|Juliet Wood||Fred A. Toomer Elementary||3,565|
|Susan Waterbury||Carver Early College||2,910|
|Sherna Phillips||APS Central Office||2,271|
|Diane Jacobi||Perkerson Elementary||1,870|
|Rosalyn Washington||APS Central Office||1,770|
|Janvette Dickerson||Beecher Hills Elementary||1,765|
|LeTia Johnson||Kindezi School at Old Fourth Ward||1,590|
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.
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!