Four Loganville Area Schools Receive State Recognition
Eight Walton County Public Schools were among the 824 schools in Georgia earning 2012 Title 1 Distinguished School recognition, four of them from the Loganville area.
Four Loganville area schools were among the eight Walton County Public Schools that earned the state’s 2012 Title 1 Distinguished School recognition. In total, 824 schools in Georgia received this honor.
"These schools are showing that high expectations, coupled with effective educators in the building, produce outstanding student achievement," state Superintendent of Schools John Barge said in a press release. "With the academic bar increasing each year, it is not easy to continue making AYP. These 824 schools have proven that it can be done even when there are challenges."
A Title I school earns the title of “Distinguished School” for making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) for three or more consecutive years. Title I schools receive federal funds to better serve their students, which include a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced lunch.
The Loganville area schools that received this distinction were:
Loganville Elementary School with nine consecutive years of making AYP and seven years as a Title 1 Distinguished School.
Bay Creek Elementary School with nine consecutive years of making AYP and seven years as a Title 1 Distinguished School.
Walnut Grove Elementary School with eight consecutive years of making AYP and six years as a Title 1 Distinguished School.
Youth Middle School with seven consecutive years of making AYP and five years as a Title 1 Distinguished School.
These schools will receive the Distinguished Title I DOE School Achievement Award Certificates for 2010 -2011. The other Walton County Public Schools receiving this honor are Atha Road Elementary School, Harmony Elementary School, Walker Park Elementary School and Monroe Elementary School.
In addition, three other Loganville area schools were among the 370 recognized by the state for performance on test scores. These schools were Walnut Grove High School, Youth Middle School and Youth Elementary School. This recognition was for making greatest gains on either the Criterion Referenced Competency Test or Georgia High School Graduation Test. Youth Elementary School earned the award at the bronze level.
“The students, staff and community are absolutely thrilled, and humbled, to have received this level of state recognition,” Denise Cobb-Williams, principal at Youth Elementary, said in a press release. “This is a testament to the quality that we believe is present in not only our school, but in many public schools across this state and nation — even during these difficult economic times. The staff’s dedication, student efforts, parental involvement and community support to the highest quality of instruction, are the foundation that support this level of success.”