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Glynn County schools outperform state in annual testing

CCRPI scores increase for Glynn elementary, high schools; fall for middle

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GLYNN CO., Ga. – State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced 2017 College and Career Performance Index (CCRPI) scores show improvements across Georgia's elementary, middle and high schools. It also showed improvements in the states K-12 schools as a whole.

Glynn County came out on top, outperforming the state average at all levels. At the district level, Glynn County's CCRPI score was 77.4 compared to the state's score of 75. The new score shows an increase in the district's previous CCRPI score of 76.9 in 2016.

“While we are proud of our system-level improvements on CCRPI, we still have work to do,” Glynn County Schools Superintendent Dr. Virgil Cole said. “We’ve put a lot of hard work and effort into improving our scores.  As we look toward the future and revising our strategic plan, we will make sure our focus is on providing the right supports and structures to continue to build on our strengths and find opportunities where we can improve as we strive to be a world-class system that is one of the best in our state."

The state score for Georgia's high schools was 77, up from 75.7 in 2016. The middle school score increased to 73, from 71.5 in 2016. Meanwhile the elementary score increased to 72.9, from 71.7 in 2016.

For Glynn County, the elementary scores rose to 73.6 compared to 73.5 in 2016. County middle schools actually recorded a decline, falling to 75.9 from 77. High schools increased to 80.5 from 76.5 the previous year.

“We are still reviewing the data for our schools and digging into the results to see any lessons learned and areas for improvement,” said Dr. Valerie Whitehead, executive director of strategy and innovation

As part of Georgia's state plan for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which was submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in September, Superintendent Woods has proposed changes to the CCRPI calculation. If approved, the new calculation will apply to the 2018 CCRPI.