• By Mercedes C Parham
  • Monday, October 29, 2018

District 2018 CCRPI Results Released; School Climate Star Ratings Marked Improvements

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Muscogee County School District

2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

For Immediate Release
Mercedes Parham
Director of Communications and Open Records Officer
Office: (706) 748-2034
Fax: (706) 748-2036
www.muscogee.k12.ga.us

MEDIA RELEASE
Columbus, GA- The 2018 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) and School Climate Star Ratings were recently released in an announcement by the Georgia Department of Education. The newly-revised CCRPI framework used for the 2018 results was implemented for the first time this year. However, several District schools demonstrated marked improvements according to the School Climate Star ratings, which is the only comparable year-to-year component of the data set.

College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI)

The CCPRI is Georgia’s tool for annually measuring how well its schools, districts, and the state are helping students achieve their goals. According to the Georgia Department of Education, the index is meant to provide a comprehensive road map to help educators, parents, and the community promote and improve college and career readiness for all students. The newly-revised CCRPI utilizes multiple factors including graduation rate, performance on standardized tests, student attendance, academic growth, and success in closing student performance gaps. Overall scores for schools and the district level are made up of four to five major areas: Content Mastery, Progress, Closing Gaps, College Career Readiness, and Graduation Rate (high school only).

The 2018 results represent the first year this version of the newly-revised CCRPI system has been implemented. Due to the changes in CCRPI components and indicators, as well as the weighting of components, an apples-to-apples comparison of CCRPI scores from year to year cannot be derived.

District CCRPI

2018

State

76.6

MCSD

71.7

Elementary CCRPI

2018

State

77.8

MCSD

72.8

Middle CCRPI

2018

State

76.2

MCSD

68.0

High CCRPI

2018

State

75.3

MCSD

72.6



“Each year the CCRPI has changed to some degree with the most significant changes occurring this year when the system was completely overhauled, making comparisons to prior years not possible. CCRPI now utilizes fewer data elements which will allow schools to focus even more intently on instruction,” said Patrick Knopf, Director of Research, Accountability and Assessment.

The District will continue to focus on school improvement efforts and processes that involve progress monitoring resources such as:

• School improvement plans
• Live meetings that are conducted with school administration and facilitated by Superintendent Lewis with his senior staff via video conference
technology
• A new secondary math adoption
• Expansion of early literacy intervention tools

“Knowing the 2018 CCRPI results will be used as a baseline for future school performance metrics, we will continue to stay focused on our continuous systems of improvement framework, which is the backbone of the school improvement process for our schools and district,” stated Keith Seifert, Chief Academic Officer.

“To help support these efforts this year, we are implementing new secondary Mathematics instructional curriculum resources: Go Math! and Algebra-Geometry-Algebra II (AGA). Also, a new online-digital literacy intervention resource, Lexia Core5, will be utilized in our early grades,
Pre-K-2, to support reading.”

School Climate Star Ratings

The School Climate Star Rating assesses the climate of a school on a 1-5 scale. School climate refers to culture, quality, and character of school life. The calculation of the School Climate Star Rating is based upon the unique characteristics of each school. Therefore, a district score is not calculated.

Each school in Georgia receives a 1-5 star rating, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate most in need of improvement. Interpretations of each possible star rating are below:

• 5-star: schools ranked excellent according to the school climate index
• 4-star: schools ranked above average according to the school climate index
• 3-star: schools ranked average according to the school climate index
• 2-star: schools ranked below satisfactory according to the school climate index
• 1-star: schools ranked unsatisfactory according to the school climate index

Overall, 20 District schools increased their Climate Star Ratings:

• Forty-eight (89%) earned ratings of 3 stars or above, up from 75% in 2017.
• Thirty-one (57%) earned ratings of 4 stars or above, up from 36% in 2017.
• Six schools increased by two stars: Blanchard Elementary, Double Churches Elementary, Lonnie Jackson Academy, Mathews Elementary,
South Columbus Elementary, and Waddell Elementary.
• Six schools earned the highest School Climate Star Rating of 5 stars: Blanchard Elementary, Columbus High, Double Churches Elementary,
Early College Academy, Mathews Elementary, and Rainey-McCullers School of The Arts.

School Name

2017-2018 School Climate Star Rating

Aaron Cohn Middle

4

Allen Elementary

3

Arnold Magnet Academy

4

Baker Middle

1

Blackmon Road Middle

4

Blanchard Elementary

5

Brewer Elementary

3

Britt David Magnet Academy

4

Carver High

4

Clubview Elementary

4

Columbus High

5

Davis Elementary

1

Dawson Elementary School

4

Dimon Magnet Academy

4

Dorothy Height Elementary

3

Double Churches Elementary

5

Double Churches Middle

4

Downtown Magnet Academy

4

Eagle Ridge Academy

4

Early College Academy

5

East Columbus Magnet Academy

3

Eddy Middle

2

Forrest Road Elementary

4

Fort Middle

3

Fox Elementary

3

Gentian Elementary

4

Georgetown Elementary

3

Hannan Magnet Academy

4

Hardaway High

3

Johnson Elementary

4

Jordan High

2

Kendrick High

3

Key Elementary

4

Lonnie Jackson Academy

3

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary

3

Mathews Elementary

5

Midland Academy

4

Midland Middle

4

North Columbus Elementary

4

Northside High

4

Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts

5

Reese Road Leadership Academy

3

Richards Middle

4

Rigdon Road Elementary

3

River Road Elementary

4

Rothschild Leadership Academy

2

Shaw High

3

South Columbus Elementary

4

Spencer High

3

St. Marys Magnet Academy

1

Veterans Memorial Middle

4

Waddell Elementary

3

Wesley Heights Elementary

3

Wynnton Arts Academy

4



“As evidenced by the significant increases in the Star Climate Ratings, our teachers and administrators have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving the climate and culture of our schools, which directly correlates with student and school performance,” said Dr. David Lewis, Superintendent.

“And although this year’s CCRPI results are baseline and not comparable to those of previous years due to the total revision of the calculation methodology, they are meaningful in that they establish a foundation for identifying the grades, schools and groups of students that need more, differentiated support. Data points for each school are being reviewed and utilized to revise or adjust current school and district improvement plans. Going forward, we clearly have much work to do, but we are confident in our staff, instructional practices, and processes we have in place to meet the needs of all students.”

For more information, contact the Georgia Department of Education by accessing www.gadoe.org or e-mail
communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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