The Georgia Department of Education released district- and school-level scores for the state’s newest accountability tool Monday. The majority of Bulloch County’s schools and the district posted gains even though the state changed many of the new system’s rules this year in order to increase the rigor.
The College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) data that was released is for the 2012-2013 school year. It also released revised scores for the 2011-2012 year based on the more stringent scale. The CCRPI's scale grades schools’ performance on factors such as attendance, standardized test scores, graduation rates, gaps in achievement and more.
Six elementary schools exceeded the state’s elementary score of 77.8, Brooklet Elementary is the highest and Mattie Lively Elementary is the lowest. Brooklet Elementary has twice been designated as a “Reward” school by the and is listed as one of the state’s “Highest Performing” schools.
William James, Southeast Bulloch and Portal exceeded the state’s middle school score of 74.6. WJMS and SEBMS increased their 2013 scores over 2012, but scores at Langston and Portal Middle schools dipped to drop the overall middle school score points. The overall district-level elementary and high school scores increased.
While the state’s overall high school scores dropped slightly Bulloch County’s three high schools, Portal, Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro were up. Also, SEBHS and Portal High exceeded the state score of and SHS was just under the state mark.