Last week, the Governor issued a new list of schools eligible for the Opportunity School District (OSD).
For the DeKalb County School District, the new list of qualifying schools included three removed schools (Columbia HS, Salem MS, Towers HS) and six added schools (Allgood ES, Chapel Hill ES, McNair MS, Montclair ES, Stone Mountain HS, Woodward ES) for a net gain of three schools totaling 28.
OSD Qualifying School
‘Qualifying school’ means a public elementary or secondary school that receives a rating of F for a minimum of three consecutive years. The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement shall annually determine a rating of A, B, C, D, or F for each public elementary and secondary school in this state based on student achievement, achievement gap closure, and student progress. Such ratings shall be based on the state accountability system approved by the United States Department of Education. The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement deems that the CCRPI Single Score will be used for all schools. CCRPI scores below 60 are deemed an “F”.
Related Posts and Docs
Legislation To Help Failing Schools In DeKalb (Feb 2015)
CCRPI – Ranking Metro Atlanta Elementary Schools (May 2016)
|1||Morley (District 7)||Allgood Elementary School||56.1||56.2||54.9|
|2||Turner (District 5)||Browns Mill Elementary School||54.7||52.6||56.3|
|3||Turner (District 5)||Canby Lane Elementary School||58.3||48.6||54.9|
|4||Erwin (District 3)||Cedar Grove Elementary School||53.4||59.4||57.7|
|5||Erwin (District 3)||Cedar Grove Middle School||47.6||55.3||55.2|
|6||Turner (District 5)||Chapel Hill Elementary School||39.3||59.4||57.5|
|7||Erwin (District 3)||Clifton Elementary School||54.3||47.8||57.4|
|8||Erwin (District 3)||Columbia Elementary School||51.6||50.7||57.3|
|9||Morley (District 7)||Dunaire Elementary School||59||51||53.2|
|10||Johnson (District 6)||Eldridge L. Miller Elementary School||53.1||51.6||55.9|
|11||Turner (District 5)||Fairington Elementary School||56||56.3||43.9|
|12||Turner (District 5)||Flat Rock Elementary School||52.3||59||59.4|
|13||Erwin (District 3)||Flat Shoals Elementary School||53.5||50.8||45.9|
|14||Johnson (District 6)||Freedom Middle School||59.3||52.4||56.5|
|15||Erwin (District 3)||Knollwood Elementary School 2||41.3||55.5||56.7|
|16||Erwin (District 3)||McNair Middle School||39.3||46.4||53.1|
|17||Erwin (District 3)||Meadowview Elementary School||44.1||53.8||45.1|
|18||Erwin (District 3)||Midway Elementary School 2||46.3||48.8||49.2|
|19||Orson (District 2)||Montclair Elementary School||50.7||44.7||55|
|20||Erwin (District 3)||Oakview Elementary||58||52||46.7|
|21||Morley (District 7)||Panola Way Elementary School||43.9||52.4||52.3|
|22||Johnson (District 6)||Redan Elementary School||50.2||49.7||58|
|23||Erwin (District 3)||Ronald E McNair Discover Learning Academy||49.6||43.6||48.1|
|24||Erwin (District 3)||Snapfinger Elementary School||54.6||57.3||53.6|
|25||Johnson (District 6)||Stone Mountain High School||56.8||51.2||58.7|
|26||Turner (District 5)||Stoneview Elementary School||46.5||47||46.3|
|27||Erwin (District 3)||Toney Elementary School||50.2||48.7||57.7|
|28||Orson (District 2)||Woodward Elementary School||48||54.6||56.3|
No surprise really. You have hired yet another superintendent who places adult jobs over children. This super has apparently added several more layers of administrators – while labeling it a ‘flattening’ and proclaiming to focus on classrooms. It just ain’t rocket science. Get some good teachers in there – and plenty of them. Have additional time with students in the early grades focused on small group or individual reading and math instruction. Have more physical play time and art and music. In other words — more adults (teachers) in those school buildings working directly with children all day long. And then add some social workers and after school activities. Too expensive? The $1.2 Billion the district collects in the annual consolidated budget won’t do it? … Yeah, right.
Dr. Green was given this budget and set of teachers, principals, etc. The budget presented this week gives another raise to teachers and puts the district over the 65% classroom expenditures bar set by the state. I believe this will be DCSD’s first time to be compliant with that law.
Historically, we under-spent on instruction. In the last couple of months, the administration has taken all available instructional dollars and “swept” it into additional instruction.
I’m curious to see what principals and teachers we have at the OSD schools in the Fall. If we can’t improve student achievement at those schools in this economy now, then somebody else needs to step in and try.
Dr. Erwin is one school away from being the school board rep for a full half of the list! It is a real shame that he is running unopposed.