Rising Starr named 'school of excellence'

Fri, 11/30/2007 - 1:08pm
By: The Citizen

Rising Starr Middle School has been named a Georgia School of Excellence by State School Superintendent Kathy Cox.

The school was one of 23 schools across the state receiving the honor, which was announced today.

Rising Starr was selected because it is in the top 10 percent of schools in reading and math tests.

State officials also honored 12 of the schools because they demonstrated the greatest continuous gains in student achievement for the past three years in reading and math tests.

"These schools are the best of the best," said State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox. "The teachers, students, parents and staff at these 23 schools are focused and determined and they are getting the job done. Congratulations to everyone who works for and supports our Georgia Schools of Excellence."

The 2007 Georgia Schools of Excellence in Student Achievement are:

Cong. Dist./School/System
1 Appling County Primary, Appling County
3 Futral Road Elementary, Spalding County
4 Salem High, Rockdale County
5 F.L. Stanton Elementary, Atlanta Public Schools
6 Etowah High, Cherokee County
7 McConnell Middle, Gwinnett County
8 Huntington Middle, Houston County
9 North Forsyth Middle, Forsyth County
10 Oconee County High, Oconee County
11 Daniell Middle, Cobb County
12 Southeast Bulloch High, Bulloch County

TOP 10%
Cong. Dist./School/System
1 Ware Magnet School, Ware County
2 Robert A. Cross Middle Magnet, Dougherty County
3 Rising Starr Middle, Fayette County
4 Hawthorne Elementary, DeKalb County
5 DeKalb School of the Arts, DeKalb County
6 Murdock Elementary, Cobb County
7 Freeman's Mill Elementary, Gwinnett County
8 Quail Run Elementary, Houston County
9 Matt Elementary, Forsyth County
10 Rocky Branch Elementary, Oconee County
11 East Central Elementary, Rome City
12 Savannah Arts Academy, Chatham County

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