Georgia Releases Milestones Assessment Results

The Georgia Department of Education recently released system results and school results from the 2016 Spring administration of the Georgia Milestones Assessment System.  The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is composed of two separate programs:  the End of Grade (EOG) assessment for students in grades 3 through 8 and the End of Course (EOC) assessment for students taking any one of the eight high school End-of-Course courses.
GMAS Descriptors Explained

The results from the Georgia Milestones will be used to communicate student achievement, to determine grade promotion (grades 3, 5, and 8), to determine the overall average in End-of-Course course, and to determine school and educator accountability.  Unlike the previous testing programs, the Georgia Milestones requires students to answer multiple-choice and open-ended test items, and it incorporates increased writing at every grade level and in every course.
Georgia Milestones assesses student learning using four performance achievement levels.  The purpose of the four performance achievement levels is to shift the focus from test scores to a progression of student learning. 

As a reminder, while the Georgia Milestones and the CRCT both assess a student’s understanding of the grade level content standards, the two sets of scores are not comparable.  The Georgia Milestones and the CRCT are two different tests with two different achievement expectations.  The CRCT established some of the lowest expectations for student proficiency in the nation.  Because of the higher expectation established with the Georgia Milestones, it was expected that fewer students would score at the proficient or higher performance level.

Recent Announcements

  • Mr. Rodney Green Receives Scholarship Mr. Rodney Green, Assistant Superintendent of Lowndes County Schools, is the 2016 recipient of the Flanders Scholarship.  The Flanders Scholarship is awarded to a member of GACIS (Georgia Association of ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2016, 7:17 AM by LAVERNE ROME
  • G.R.E.A.T. Award - Victoria Strickland It is my privilege and honor to nominate a very special Clyattville Elementary School fifth grade student for the Lowndes County Student GREAT Award, says Debra Dart.  Her name is ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2016, 8:50 AM by LAVERNE ROME
  • G.R.E.A.T. Award - Arthur Williams Mr. Arthur Williams, Central Office, was chosen as the September GREAT Award winner!  Mr. Williams had multiple nominations.  Coworkers stated the following about Mr. Williams: He is awesome in every ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2016, 2:58 PM by LAVERNE ROME
  • Lowndes High ACT Scores Rise Recently, the ACT results of the 2016 graduating class were released. The ACT consists of curriculum-based tests in English, math, reading, and science. The tests measure the skills needed ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2016, 11:15 AM by Al Rowell
  • Annual Salute to the Military - September 16, 2016 On Friday September 16, the Vikings will host Newton High from Covington, GA, Region 8 - 7A.  Kickoff is set for 8:00 PM at Martin Stadium. This game will be ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2016, 7:28 AM by LAVERNE ROME
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Petition for A High School Diploma

On March 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 91.  House Bill 91 retroactively eliminates the Georgia High School Graduation Test as a requirement for students who took the test between 1994 (when the test was established) and the present. State Board Rule in 2011 eliminated the test as a requirement for graduation, but that elimination did not extend to students who had already taken the test.  House Bill 91 extends back to all graduation tests, beginning with the Basic Skills Test which was administered to students who enrolled for the first time in grade 9 during the 1981-1982 school year.
House Bill 91 only affects those persons who did not earn a high school diploma SOLELY for the reason of being unable to pass the GHSGT, the GHSWT, or its predecessor(s). If you did not get a diploma due to failure to meet specific high school course unit requirements, this law does not apply to you.  Linked here are a copy of House Bill 91, the Petition for High School Diploma form, the Diploma Petition Timeline, and the HB91-High School Graduation Diploma Petition-Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.


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Public Notice

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Surplus Sale of Vehicles
The Lowndes County School District will be accepting sealed bids for sale of surplus vehicles.  Bids will be received until 2:00 pm on Monday, November 7th, 2016, at the Lowndes County Board of Education Office at 1592 Norman Drive, Valdosta, GA 31602.  Bids will be opened at the Board of Education on November 8th, 2016, at 2:00 pm.  The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids.  

The equipment is available for inspection and Bid packets can be picked up at the Lowndes County School District’s Transportation Department at 1064 Howell Road, Valdosta, GA 31601 between 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Monday thru Friday, September 26th through October 24th.  Sale of surplus vehicles is made on as-is, where-is basis.  There are no warranties, implied or otherwise, as to the condition of said vehicles.  This will be a strictly CASH ONLY sale.

We have the following items for sale:
2-1992 model school bus (*)
1-1992 model school bus (*)
1-1993 model school bus
1-1995 model school bus (*)
1-2001 Ford Crown Vic
 All buses with a (*) by them carry a minimum bid of $1500.00 each.    

Successful bidder will be notified and payment must be made by November 24th, 2016, and vehicle(s) must be removed from the Transportation Department no later than November 31st, 2016.

Bids should be delivered to the following address:

Ms. Terri Welden
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Lowndes County Board of Education
1592 Norman Dr.
Valdosta, GA 31601

Purchasing: Requests for Bids and Proposals

The Lowndes County Schools system welcomes vendor to participate in requests for bids and proposals. These opportunities will be posted on our purchasing site at .  Vendors can also sign up on a form at the site to be added to our vendor list.

Current opportunities posted at that site include Request for Qualifications For Upgrades to Lowndes County Schools through a Comprehensive Infrastructure Project Contract (closes Sept 8, 2016 at 2 pm)

Kindergarten Registration

More information and a registration packet can be found on our Student Registration page.

Pre-K Lottery Registration has Ended--Registration Open for Waiting List and Empty Slots

The Pre-K Lottery Registration ended on February 26 at 2:00PM. There will be no exceptions to this date and time. Letters notifying parents of the lottery results will be mailed March 11, 2016. 

Parents of Pre-K age students may still register for any openings that arise after the lottery drawing. Registration will be held at the Lowndes County Board of Education Registration Annex located at 1592 Norman Drive. THE PRE-K PROGRAM IS OPEN TO CHILDREN WHO WILL BE FOUR (4) YEARS OF AGE ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2016.