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Cobb Schools Score Higher Than 2013 State Averages For College and Career Readiness (CCRPI)

Scores for Cobb County Schools on the 2013 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) topped average scores for Georgia schools at all three levels – elementary, middle and high. The Georgia Department of Education today released the second year of ratings under the statewide accountability system, which measures on a 100-point scale the academic achievement and progress of individual schools and their school systems. The state revised several formulas of the 2013 CCRPI for greater accuracy and clarity and recalculated the 2012 baseline scores based on the updated calculations to allow for fair comparison. Read more.
Posted 4/21/2014

Chris Ragsdale Named Finalist
For Interim Superintendent

Chris RagsdaleThe Cobb County Board of Education today named Chris Ragsdale as finalist for interim Superintendent of the Cobb County School District, effective May 2014. Ragsdale was appointed to his current role of Deputy Superintendent for Operations in 2011, having served as the District’s Chief Technology Officer since September 2006. Read more.
Posted 4/10/2014

 

Rhonda Lokey of Campbell Middle School Named Finalist For 2015 Georgia TOTY

Cobb County School District Teacher of the Year Rhonda Lokey is one of 10 finalists for 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Lokey, sixth grade humanities teacher at Campbell Middle School in Smyrna, was selected from more than 150 district-level honorees who applied for statewide recognition. During the next few weeks, Mrs. Lokey will be interviewed and observed by a panel of judges and give a speech during a honorary luncheon sponsored by Georgia Power. The 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year will be announced on May 16.
Read more about CCSD Teacher of the Year Rhonda Lokey.
Posted 4/7/2014

Summer 2014 GHSGT and GHSWT Retest July 14-17, 2014

Specific date & time for each test is on the registration form. Wheeler High School is the only location. Deadline to register is June 27, 2014.
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Cobb Eighth Graders Outperform
Peers on State Writing Test

The state released results for the 2014 Eighth Grade Writing Assessment, which show more Cobb students writing at or above standards than their peers. With a mean scale score of 217, 86 percent of Cobb eighth graders achieved the Meets or Exceeds standards, compared to 80 percent statewide and 85 percent for metro Atlanta school systems. Read more.
Posted 3/28/2014

Cobb Named Among 2014 Best Communities for Music Education

The Cobb County School District is among the Best Communities for Music Education in the United States for 2014, according to a national survey by the NAMM Foundation. Read more.
Posted 3/27/2014

Cobb Schools Will Meet Student Needs, Address Instructional Time Lost To Weather

Plan Will Not Include Make-Up Days or Longer School Days

Cobb County schools are mobilizing to address lost instructional time due to a recent bout of inclement weather. Due to extreme cold, ice and/or snow, all Cobb County schools were closed a total of six days: January 7, 29, 30 and 31, and February 11 and 12. Read more.
Posted 2/24/2014

Fifteen Cobb High Schools Named 2014 Georgia Advanced Placement Honor Schools

For a third consecutive year, 15 Cobb County high schools were named Georgia Advanced Placement (AP®) Honor Schools by the state Department of Education. The program recognizes Georgia schools that have increased access to rigorous AP coursework, based on the results of 2013 AP classes and exams. Read more
Posted 2/25/2014

Cobb Scores on New Iowa Assessments
Top National Averages

Cobb County third, fifth and seventh graders performed above the national average on the new Iowa Assessments, a set of norm-referenced tests that compare students’ performance to that of their peers across the United States. Replacing the former Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS), the Iowa Assessments rank student performance according to percentiles. Read more.
Posted 1/21/2014



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