Fayette aces AYP, tops in metro Atlanta

Tue, 07/14/2009 - 4:26pm
By: Ben Nelms

Fayette County schools once again made the grade.

Fayette County School System is the only system in metro Atlanta with 100 percent of its schools making AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress)for six consecutive years, according to school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach.

Fayette is among 44 systems in Georgia with all schools meeting AYP requirements in 2009. Of these systems, most have less than 10 schools compared to Fayette’s 28, Berry-Dreisbach said.

All of Fayette’s schools have made AYP each of the six years since the assessment was implemented and Fayette is the only metro Atlanta school system with all schools having made AYP over the six-year period, said Berry-Dreisbach.

Initial results released Tuesday show more than 79 percent of Georgia’s public schools made AYP, according to the Georgia Dept. of Education (DOE). That figure represents a 10 point jump over 2008.

“The initial AYP results demonstrate that our students are continuing to make excellent progress even as we raise expectations,” said state Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox. “Clearly, our teachers and students are working harder than ever and we’re seeing the results.”

AYP is the formula used to determine if schools are meeting expectations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. It consists of three parts: test participation, academic achievement and another statistic, called a “second indicator.”

The academic goals continue to rise every few years toward a goal of 100 percent proficiency for all students by 2014.

This year, all of the academic goals remained the same as 2008, although the graduation rate bar went up, according to DOE.

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Submitted by Davids mom on Tue, 07/14/2009 - 10:30pm.

It's takes cooperative parents and talented teachers to achieve this for five years!! CONGRATULATIONS!

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Submitted by Evil Elvis on Tue, 07/14/2009 - 9:54pm.

Nah, I'm just kidding. It's more a coven of witches than ghouls, but one can't argue results. Good work, ladies. May your minds expand at a rate equal to your waistlines. Keep up that good work and you will get to drug all the little boys into submission and say YOU GO GIRL ad nauseum whenever some future desperate housewife makes a joke about kicking testicles or putting 18,000,000 cracks in the windshield of an over-sized SUV -- a feat accomplished, no doubt, by the sheer size and density of her implants.

Hehe ... I know that's what you sows really want.


The quality of Fayette County schools will decrease at a rate equal to the increased enrollment of black students. I'm sure that's just a sick coincidence or a result of systemic racism rather than simple cause and effect.

Submitted by Cobra on Tue, 07/14/2009 - 8:41pm.

Fayette County's teachers are incredible! Thanks for all you do for our kids!

Submitted by MacTheKnife on Tue, 07/14/2009 - 7:05pm.

Forsyth County also had 100% pass AYP- Yes?

Submitted by Spyglass on Wed, 07/15/2009 - 9:43am.

Last year they had one that didn't make it. I'm not sure which system is the biggest, Fayette or Forsyth..but both did well.

Submitted by Resident A on Wed, 07/15/2009 - 9:27am.

Forsyth County is not in metro Atlanta. The article states Fayette is the only county in metro Atlanta to meet 100% AYP. Let Fayette County have their glory. Way to go students, teachers, parents, and the school board! GO FAYETTE!

Submitted by Bonkers on Wed, 07/15/2009 - 2:42pm.

Do you mean no one failed or got a low score? Suspicious?

Now if we could do as well with dope, alcohol, pregnancies, cursing, rudeness, smoking, selfishness, and principles, all would be well.

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Submitted by TinCan on Wed, 07/15/2009 - 12:19pm.

If you read the AJC article re. AYP I guess we're not in metro Atlanta either since there is no mention of Fayette county in the "metro Atlanta" statistics. Not that I care if we're excluded from the great group.

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