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50 area schools named to Distinguished Schools list

LAWRENCEVILLE — Nearly 50 area schools were among the 868 named Georgia Title I Distinguished Schools this week.

Title I schools have a significant population of students considered economically disadvantaged. These schools receive federal money to assist with the education of their students. Those that meet state accountability goals for at least three consecutive years earn the title “distinguished.”

“These 868 schools could make excuses, but they don’t. The teachers and students are focused and the consistent results prove it,” State School Superintendent John Barge said. “These schools have shown that high expectations, hard work and collaboration do improve student achievement.”

At a glance

DISTINGUISHED SCHOOLS

The following chart shows higher poverty schools that received the Title I Distinguished Schools award, the number of consecutive years the school has made adequate yearly progress, and the award the school received.

HIGHER POVERTY SCHOOLS

Schools Years making AYP Award

Gwinnett

Kanoheda Elementary 9 $9,230

Bethesda Elementary 8 $7,384

Nesbit Elementary 8 $7,384

Norcross Elementary 8 $7,384

Peachtree Elementary 8 $7,384

Corley Elementary 7 $7,384

Meadowcreek Elementary 7 $7,384

Minor Elementary 7 $7,384

Rockbridge Elementary 7 $7,384

Beaver Ridge Elementary 6 $7,384

Benefield Elementary 4 $7,384

Lawrenceville Elementary 4 $7,384

Lilburn Middle 4 $7,384

Stripling Elementary 4 $7,384

Summerour Middle 4 $7,384

Radloff Middle 3 Certificate

The following chart shows lower poverty schools that received the Title I Distinguished Schools award, the number of consecutive years the school has made adequate yearly progress, and the award the school received.

LOWER POVERTY SCHOOLS

Schools Years making AYP Award

Gwinnett

Annistown Elementary 9 $1,113

Britt Elementary 8 $742

Cedar Hill Elementary 8 $742

Knight Elementary 8 $742

Norton Elementary 8 $742

Partee Elementary 8 $742

Shiloh Elementary 8 $742

Alford Elementary 7 $742

Central Gwinnett High 7 $742

Sycamore Elementary 7 $742

Alcova Elementary 6 $742

Centerville Elementary 6 $742

Chesney Elementary 6 $742

Winn Holt Elementary 6 $742

Simonton Elementary 5 $742

Norcross High 4 $742

Shiloh Middle 4 $742

Buford

Buford Academy 8 $742

Buford Elementary 7 $742

Buford Middle 7 $742

Barrow

Auburn Elementary 8 $742

Holsenbeck Elementary 8 $742

Kennedy Elementary 8 $742

Statham Elementary 8 $742

Westside Middle 7 $742

Winder-Barrow Middle 5 $742

Russell Middle 3 Certificate

Haymon-Morris Middle 3 Certificate

Walton (Loganville only)

Bay Creek Elementary 8 $742

Loganville Elementary 8 $742

Youth Elementary 8 $742

Youth Middle 6 $742

Loganville Middle 4 $742

Title I Distinguished Schools that have made adequate yearly progress for three consecutive years are awarded a certificate, while those that have made AYP four or more years receive a monetary award, paid for out of federal funds.

Gwinnett County Public Schools had 33 schools that received the award. Barrow County had eight schools. Three Buford schools were honored, as were five Walton schools in Loganville.