Two Lowndes County elementary schools are among the 2016 Title I Reward Schools announced Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education. Clyattville Elementary School has been designated as a Title I High-Progress Reward School. Lake Park Elementary School has been designated a Title I Highest-Performing Reward School for the fourth consecutive year.
“Let me be among the first to extend my congratulations to Clyattville Elementary and Lake Park Elementary. This is a huge accomplishment, and we are especially proud of the academic recognition received by the Georgia Department of Education,” commented Wes Taylor, Superintendent of Schools.
Title I High-Progress Reward Schools are among the top 10% of Title I schools in the state. Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) are utilized for identifying High-Progress Rewards Schools. One hundred sixty-two schools received this designation. Title I Highest-Performing Reward Schools are among the top 5% of Title I schools in the state. The passing rate on statewide assessments is used to identify Highest-Performing Rewards Schools. Eighty-one schools received this designation.
The purpose of the Title I program is to support state and local school reform efforts tied to the academic standards prescribed by the Georgia Department of Education. Through these efforts, selected schools are required to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for all students. Title I programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and must include strategies to support parental involvement. Currently, the Lowndes County School System has five Title I schools: Clyattville Elementary School, Lake Park Elementary School, Moulton-Branch Elementary School, Pine Grove Elementary School, and Lowndes Middle School.