Congratulations to our Sophomore students for their outstanding performance on standardized testing last Spring!
Our school has been recognized as part of the Superintendent’s Distinguished Achievement Awards program by the State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox. These awards are designed to honor schools that have scored at the highest level or made the greatest improvement in performance on the End-of-Course Tests. The Achievement Award is given to the 10 schools with the highest percentage of students in the exceeds score level. Our students scored 98% meeting or exceeding in Geometry last Spring, with 67.7% exceeding standard. Only two other schools in the state surpassed our students’ performance. Congratulations to those students, and thank you for helping Paulding and Georgia lead the nation in improving student achievement.
Another way we are working to meet Paulding County School District’s goal of increasing the number of students exceeding average on state assessments is by adding additional Advanced Placement courses. Last year, we offered for the first time in our system AP Human Geography. The curriculum for the AP courses is a national curriculum and is administered by the College Board. And, therefore, students are assessed at the end of the course by the College Board – and in many instances, students may be eligible to receive college credit with a successful score on the end of course AP exam. The 43 students who took this class last Spring outscored the global average by 10%. We thank our students for their efforts and hard work.