The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program that spans grades three through high school. Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards.
Cross Keys HS 2019 Milestones Results
Cross Keys HS 2016-2019 Milestone Results Comparee to All School Districts In State
The view below converts average test scores for each school into a state percentile rank. This view is helpful for comparing performance over time, across grades and subjects, and to the rest of the state. The percentiles show a school’s relative position among all Georgia schools.
Well done in Analytic Geometry. The other scores could be better, but Cross Keys High School remains one of the top high schools in DeKalb Schools.
US History -63%. That’s trending well then.
Cross Keys is on a 4×4 block. You also need to include winter 2018 scores to get a more accurate read.
I guess whoever’s teaching geometry should win teacher of the year!!! Put them in charge of the county’s math program!
Coordinate Geometry’s average scale score went up from 503 to 507, but the state percentile rank went from 68 to 40. I wouldn’t expect the state scores to change that much from year to year. I’d double check that formula.
“Cross Keys is one of the top high schools in Dekalb”
With those declines? Definition of sugar coating.
When DeKalb begins to hire and hold accountable Associate Superintendents for growth and student achievement in their regions, until then nothing will change. Paying your dues in DeKalb does not earn you a seat as A.S. It not a retirement job. It should be for people with fresh ideas; who dig in and hire energetic principals; support those principals and communities. Our Associate Superintendents are entitled and are not held accountable; they only have to be liked by the Emperor with no Pants; they hire friends who don’t know how to run a school and that why we stay in the news. I’ll say it again, ALL A.S. were hired from failing schools, except Benford (and Johnson, who has never even been an asst. principal). Hire one young person from outside DeKalb on a contract to show results in three years and see what you get…
It doesn’t matter who the Regional Superintendents are.
There cannot be any “growth and student achievement in their regions” as long as the Regional Superintendents are spending their days & nights disciplining misbehaving employees who should never have been hired in the first place!
DSW2Contributor, I didn’t know regional Supts were spending that much time on employee discipline cases. Can you give us a fictitious example to give us an idea of what you’re talking about?
An employee from another country made an off-the-cuff remark to the effect that she or any other teacher could be holding a gun in her briefcase. Shortly, five police cars came to the school, and the employee was put in a car. The employee had a ten-day suspension. Every teacher who was present when the teacher made the remark was questioned and had to make a statement. The employee was cleared of making terriorist threats and was sent back to her school. It was a period of great confusion, the usual atmosphere at the school. The principal did not apologize but instead chose to continue to harrass and badger the employee over many small things. The AS did come to the school and apologize, but the employee’s good name was harmed and she was forced to retire early. This is just a “fictious” story about what really happens in a typical DeKalb school .You on the Board have no idea what these AS are doing. But teachers and staff could tell you! Who’s to listen? AS just listen and make judgments and don’t know a thing about what really happened. Stan, I’m pretty shocked to hear you say that you didn’t know that AS spend a whole lot of their time dabbling around and gossiping about trivia and lies. Ugh. That’s right, very little attention is focused on learning. We need to get rid of all the AS. This is a shameful story but of course it’s just fiction.
Ok, here’s a fictional example: A Regional Superintendent supervises 20 schools. Each school in the region has 75 employees (Principal,Assistant Principals, teachers, paras, specialists, counselors, social workers, cafeteria workers, resource officer, security officers, academic coaches, sports coaches, etc.) Each month, 1% of the employees in the region do stupid things that require discipline. The math is:
20 x 75 x 1% ==> Regional Superintendent has 15 disciplinary investigations & hearings each month
What’s fictional about this example is that all 3 numbers are *lower* than actual.
Regional Superintendents, not the principals, discipline the teachers?
Yes — the Principal documents and makes recommendations, but the Regional Superintendent and Legal Affairs ultimately decide whether the employee is terminated, suspended, counseled, and/or placed at another DCSD school.
The Office of Legal Affairs receives the files from the offices of the Regional Supts. The two coordinators and secretary pass thiose packets on after they are prepared by the principals. If the regional Supts. can’t delegate that to her /his coordinators, that explains everything. Their focus is all wrong because the OLA handles everything after the packets are completed by the principals. Prove me wrong.
^ “OLA handles everything after the packets are completed by the principals”.
If your definition of “handles everything” is to discard the Principal’s recommendation and direct HR to place the employee at another DCSD school, where the employee becomes anther Principal’s problem, well then I agree with you that OLA “handles everything”.
Shame on the Board and Regional Superintendent; Ms. S. Johnson. No-one cares about Cross Keys High School. This is my last year at CKHS. Retirement can’t come fast enough. There is absolutely no accountability at this school. Teachers come late, leave early, don’t come to faculty meetings, and nothing is done. Yet the ones that do what they are supposed to do are dumped on, penalized. Just this week, a social studies teacher left his students in his classroom (unsupervised), while he literally walked behind a student and bullied him all the way to the counselor’s office where he (the student) was headed, and the teacher barged his way in, berated the child and got in the secretary’s face, all because the student wanted out of his abusive class. Each accuses the other of pushing. Each inquire about pressing charges against the other. Yet, what was done to him……nothing because he has a 90 – 100% pass rate on the Econ Milestone. What did the Regional Superintendent do?????????? The community has counted our students out……see how many “faces” will attend the new 90million dollar high school. This school needs help and no-one is paying attention. We all know why. Come on May – With no accountability—- won’t be too bad………Noone is ever written up for anything.
Hey, Time to Retire, Don’t let the door hit you on the way out! The teacher you’re talking about isn’t abusive; he has high expectations and expects students to meet them. Most students realize this and grow to love him before the end of the year because he pushes his students and gets results. I would be grateful for my own child to have him as a teacher.