In each category, there are four school award levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Dewar Elementary School was recognized as a 2016 GOSA Greatest Gains (Bronze Tier) School. Hahira Elementary School was recognized as a 2016 GOSA Greatest Gains (Silver Tier) School.
Wes Taylor, Superintendent of Lowndes County Schools stated, "The achievement recognition of Dewar Elementary School and Hahira Elementary School in the Greatest Gains category is exceptional considering the increasing academic expectations of our students and teachers. The hard work of the administrators, teachers, students and parents is to be commended."
Greatest Gains schools exhibit high growth in student achievement by earning a three-year average CCRPI (College and Career Readiness Performance Index) Progress Score in at least the 93rd percentile in the state. Additionally, schools must remain in the same CCRPI Single Score range over the last three years.
Katie Chappuis, Principal of Dewar Elementary School stated, “We are excited and proud about receiving this recognition. The gains that have been made are the direct result of the consistency, determination, and the hard work of our faculty, staff and students.” Iris Mathis, Principal of Hahira Elementary School stated, “This was a true team effort at Hahira Elementary School. We are very proud of the efforts and accomplishments of our teachers and staff, but we are especially proud for our students and the attainment of their goals and accomplishments. We continue to work toward raising our levels of achievement each and every day.”