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01/12 Marietta City Schools Awarded by State for Student Achievement

News Release

Contact: Marietta City Schools Public Relations Department
770-422-3500 ext. 7231

Release January 12, 2017

Marietta City Schools Awarded by State

for Student Achievement

Governor's Office of Student Achievement Award

Marietta, GA – The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) recently named Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA), Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA), and West Side Elementary (WS) as 2016 Single Statewide Accountability System Award (SSAS) Schools.  MSGA earned the Platinum Award for Greatest Gains. MCAA received the Platinum Award and WS received the Silver Award status – both in the category of Highest Performing Schools. 

“This award is the result of commitment, dedication, and high expectations set forth by each of these schools - including the collaboration of staff, students, and parents,” said Dr. Grant Rivera, Superintendent of Marietta City Schools. “We celebrate their achievement and focus toward consistent student success.”

Both award categories are based on three-year average scores from the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). Schools that scored consistently in the 93rd percentile or greater received the GOSA recognition.  Greatest Gains schools are determined by the Progress Score; Highest Performing schools by the Achievement Score.

“We have high expectations of all our schools,” said School Board Chair Randy Weiner. “MCAA, MSGA, and West Side Elementary consistently rise above average scores in the state, which produces student success year after year. These schools are high achieving schools that deserve this recognition.” 

In the 2016 CCRPI MCAA scored 102.5, MSGA scored 80.1, and WS scored 95.1. All three schools outperformed the state CCRPI scores of 71.7 for elementary schools and 71.5 for middle schools respectively.

“I congratulate all of the students, teachers and administrators in Georgia’s award-winning schools who worked tirelessly toward these accomplishments," said Gov. Nathan Deal. “We must continue to equip Georgia citizens with updated information and tools like the Georgia School Reports website in order to allow parents and students to better understand school performance. The bright minds of Georgia’s students are the state’s most precious resource and I commend the schools that are exceeding expectations in preparing their students for future success.”