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Cobb Students Outperform the State in All Grades on the New Georgia Milestones

Cobb students performed better than the state on all eight of the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments in high school and on 24 of 24 End-of Grade (EOG) assessments in middle and elementary school. On average Cobb’s scale score was 15 points higher than the state for the EOC assessments. In middle and elementary school Cobb’s performance was particularly strong in English Language Arts. Cobb exceeded the state average scale score for English Language Arts by 17 points in Middle School and by 14 points in Elementary School.

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Cobb County School District’s Graduation Rate is the Highest in Five Years

The four-year graduation rate for the Cobb County School District Class of 2015 was 81.4 percent according to data released today by the Georgia Department of Education. The Cobb County School District outperformed the state average of 78.8 percent by 2.6 percent. Cobb’s graduation rate increased 3.2 percent from last year and has increased each year since 2011. The graduation rate has risen 7.9 percent since 2011. Five of the district’s 16 high schools had graduation rates that exceeded 90 percent.  Walton and Harrison had the highest rates in the district with 94.1 percent.

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The Art of Learning: Integration Through the Arts

Powder Springs Elementary School has leveraged the opportunity to create innovative learning experiences for students.  Under the leadership of Principal Debbie Broadnax, in collaboration with the Supervisor of Visual Arts Judith Condon, the school has restored the learning environment to revolve solely around students and their learning needs.  We celebrate the creative energy of the Powder Springs ES staff and recognize their amazing work to transform teaching and learning.

Spirits Are High at the Teacher of the Year Celebration Breakfast & Pep Rally

The 27th anniversary celebration of “Give Our Schools A Hand” culminated with the community pep rally October 27, 2015, at Roswell Street Baptist Church. Teachers of the Year from all Cobb County and Marietta City schools, as well as local postsecondary education institutions, began their day with a special breakfast provided by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. By 11 a.m., the auditorium was jam-packed with hundreds of students, teachers, family members, and friends cheering for the arrival of the honorees.

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