TCSS schools named to the state’s Distinguished and Rewards School listing

Published 8:11 pm Friday, December 6, 2019

Recently, the Georgia Department of Education released its list of 2019-2020 Distinguished and Reward Schools, according to a press release from Troup County School System. 

Three TCSS elementary schools made the list:

  • Long Cane Elementary — Distinguished School
  • Franklin Forest Elementary — Reward School
  • Rosemont Elementary — Reward School

“It is an honor to see our schools recognized for making progress and great improvements on this year’s GMAS. It shows we are on our way,” said TCSS Superintendent Dr. Brian Shumate in the press release.    

According to the press release, to receive a distinguished school designation means that a school is one of the highest-performing Title I schools. Those schools are among the top five percent of Title I Schoolwide schools and Title I Targeted Assistance schools in Georgia.

A reward school recognition means a Title I school is in the top five percent of schools making the greatest improvements in the state. 

Theose schools must maintain high performance of their economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities and English learners to be a front-runner for the designation. 

“While we are focused on continuous improvement for all schools, it’s also essential that we recognize when schools are doing well,” said State School Superintendent Richard Woods in the release.