Carroll County Schools’ CCRPI Scores Among the Best in Georgia

Nov 02 2017

The Georgia Department of Education recently released the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores for the 2016-2017 school year. Carroll County School System recognized gains in the overall average for elementary, middle, high and district scores and exceeded the state average at all four levels.

The CCRPI is Georgia's statewide accountability system, implemented in 2012 to replace No Child Left Behind's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement, after the U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia's waiver from NCLB. It measures schools and school districts on a 100-point scale based on multiple indicators of performance.

“The CCRPI results are indicative of the premier academics offered in all Carroll County schools,” said Scott K. Cowart, Superintendent. “Our top-performing schools exceeded the state by nearly 20 points, which is the highest margin over state scores for our district in a single year. Our mission is to develop globally competitive college and career ready graduates, and we are very proud to see that our schools are performing well above the state average.”

Carroll County elementary schools ranked in the top 5% of the state, and Villa Rica Elementary School earned the third highest score in the West Georgia area, with a score of 94.2 out of 100.  All Carroll County middle schools showed an increase with Bowdon Middle leading the way with a score of 87.1.  All Carroll County high schools also showed an increase with Temple High having the highest score at 86.8.

Additionally, the achievement score for all 23 schools showed significant increase. Bowdon Elementary, Whitesburg Elementary, Bowdon Middle and Temple High School each received the highest possible score for students showing progress. Bowdon Elementary, Villa Rica Elementary and Temple Middle School experienced double-digit growth in their overall scores. Roopville Elementary, Mount Zion Elementary, Whitesburg Elementary and Villa Rica Elementary School were top performers for the District with overall scores of above 90 and in the top 10% of elementary schools in Georgia.

In addition to the high performance and achievement scores throughout the District, three schools earned a five STAR climate rating for “the quality and character of school life”--Central Middle School, Mount Zion Middle School and Mount Zion High School.

“We are so excited about the great work our teachers are doing every day with our students.  The CCRPI scores offer another validation that the collaboration, focus and direction of our schools make Carroll County Schools a premier choice,” said Cowart.