Nine Cobb Schools Make
Following Summer Testing Results
Nine additional Cobb County schools made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) following summer testing including Sprayberry and Wheeler high schools, Cooper and Tapp middle schools and Brumby, Clay, Fair Oaks, Powder Springs and Powers Ferry elementary schools. The Georgia Department of Education provides updated AYP status and information for schools after CRCT retests (for elementary and middle) and summer graduates (for high school) are factored in. The addition of these nine schools means that 90 of 110 Cobb schools met the sharply increased targets required for AYP.
For the first time since the inception of No Child Left Behind, the Cobb County School District met all indicators for academic proficiency in 2011. Despite that accomplishment, the District did not meet increased graduation requirements for Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners, leaving Cobb just short of making AYP as a district.
"For the first time since the inception of No Child Left Behind, the Cobb County School District met all indicators for academic proficiency in 2011."
Eighty-eight (88) percent of Cobb elementary schools (60 of 68) met standards for adequate progress; 76 percent of middle schools (19 of 25) made AYP. Graduation rates for specific student groups are also the primary reason five of Cobb’s 16 high schools did not make AYP, including Campbell, McEachern, Osborne, Pebblebrook and South Cobb. Overall, seven of 110 Cobb schools remain in 'Needs Improvement' status.
Teachers of the Year Receive
All-Star Salute From Community
Students and staff from Mableton Elementary cheered for their Teacher of the Year Rebecca Adams during the Pep Rally.
Teachers were the stars of the annual Cobb Chamber of Commerce "Give Our Schools A Hand" Pep Rally Oct. 25, a countywide celebration of Teachers of the Year. The event caps a month-long celebration of teachers' impact on the Cobb County community. Read more on the CobbCast news blog.
The good news story of SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) continues for Cobb County taxpayers. The following agenda items approved by the Board of Education are SPLOST-related and/or involve the use of SPLOST funds. In October 2011, the School Board:
- Awarded a contract for paving of the Sanders Road Bus Shop to Baldwin Paving in the amount of $663,892.71.
- Authorized extension of award of RFP 14-11 with increased annual funding to SnapSports Southeast/TUGC in the amount of $500,000. The RFP is for purchase and installation of Resilient Athletic Flooring in elementary and middle school gymnasiums. See the agenda item for more information.