• By Mercedes C Parham
  • Friday, October 25, 2019

District 2019 CCRPI results and School Climate Star Ratings mark 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 2019 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) and School Climate Star Ratings were recently released in an announcement by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). The 2019 results represent the second year of the recently revised CCRPI framework.

College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI)

The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability measurement, as required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provides information on how well schools are performing. The recently 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 2019 results represent the second year the revised CCRPI system has been implemented. 2019 and 2018 CCRPI scores are directly comparable. Scores from prior years are not comparable because the state made improvements to the CCRPI calculation as part of its State ESSA Plan. The 2018 CCRPI was the first to use the new calculation.

CCRPI highlights

  • The District’s overall score on the 2019 CCRPI was 74.2, an increase in 2.5 percentage points from the 2018 CCPRI score.
  • Thirty four (62 percent) of the District’s 55 schools and programs increased their CCRPI scores.
  • Fourteen District schools and programs realized double digit increases: Davis, Dawson, Dorothy Height, Eagle Ridge, Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., River Road, Wynnton, Aaron Cohn, Blackmon Road, Arnold, Rothschild, and Rainey-McCullers.

District CCRPI

2018

2019

State

76.6

75.9

MCSD

71.7

74.2

Elementary CCRPI





State

77.8

77.1

MCSD

72.8

73.0

Middle CCRPI





State

76.2

72.1

MCSD

68.0

73.4

High CCRPI





State

75.3

77.0

MCSD

72.6

77.1



Elementary Schools

2018

2019

Allen

65.4

66.0

Blanchard

73.9

72.8

Brewer

50.7

54.0

Britt David Magnet Academy

96.5

95.4

Clubview

83.3

85.2

Davis

51.5

64.3

Dawson

52.1

64.8

Dimon

67.0

57.7

Dorothy Height

47.0

61.6

Double Churches

86.1

67.0

Downtown Magnet Academy

76.0

81.3

Eagle Ridge

77.8

88.5

Forrest Road

69.3

70.0

Fox

56.7

61.1

Gentian

75.2

71.5

Georgetown

56.6

58.4

Hannan Magnet Academy

69.7

65.8

Johnson

67.1

78.8

Key

63.4

66.3

Lonnie Jackson Academy

69.1

76.9

Martin Luther King, Jr.

45.8

65.9

Mathews

86.1

93.6

Midland Academy

75.6

80.7

North Columbus

75.9

80.9

Reese Road Leadership Academy

61.3

67.3

Rigdon Road

70.7

55.1

River Road

60.6

70.9

South Columbus

73.0

70.6

St. Mary's Magnet Academy

73.4

51.9

Waddell

69.6

73.9

Wesley Heights

64.4

54.0

Wynnton

63.7

76.9



Middle Schools

2018

2019

Aaron Cohn

79.8

93.8

Arnold

55.0

66.7

Baker

58.1

47.8

Blackmon Road

79.5

89.7

Double Churches

64.1

60.0

East Columbus

62.9

60.5

Eddy

63.7

57.0

Fort

64.0

62.2

Midland Middle

73.1

78.0

Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts

78.3

94.8

Richards

79.2

78.1

Rothschild

44.3

57.1

Veterans Memorial

85.7

80.8



High Schools

2018

2019

Carver

71.8

72.4

Columbus

96.5

95.0

Early College Academy

89.6

84.7

Hardaway

69.9

69.7

Jordan Vocational

58.4

64.3

Kendrick

56.3

60.8

Northside

79.8

86.1

Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts

74.9

87.4

Shaw

72.7

69.3

Spencer

61.8

62.6


“Our academic progress is moving in a positive direction, which validates our strategic focus on individual school improvement plans. While we celebrate this academic progress, we know there is significant work ahead of us.” said Keith Seifert, Chief Academic Officer.

The District will continue to implement varied strategies within its District-wide focus on progress monitoring, to include:

  • Scaling up high quality professional development to support the personalized learning initiative in middle and high schools
  • Implementation of new secondary social studies instructional curriculum resources
  • Implementation of a new online K-8 mathematics intervention resource, IXL Learning, to help students with skill development

School Climate Star Ratings


The School Climate Star Rating assesses the climate of a school on a one-to-five 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 one-to five-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:

  • Five-star: schools ranked excellent according to the school climate index
  • Four-star: schools ranked above average according to the school climate index
  • Three-star: schools ranked average according to the school climate index
  • Two-star: schools ranked below satisfactory according to the school climate index
  • One-star: schools ranked unsatisfactory according to the school climate index

School Climate Star Rating highlights

  • 11 District schools increased their Climate Star Ratings
  • Forty-six schools (85 percent) earned ratings of three stars or above
  • Thirty schools (56 percent) earned ratings of four stars or above
  • Nine schools earned the highest School Climate Star Rating of five stars: Mathews Elementary, Wynnton Elementary, Aaron Cohn Middle School, Blackmon Road Middle School, Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts, Carver Columbus High, Early College Academy, and Northside High School




School Name






2018





2019

Aaron Cohn Middle School

4

5

Allen Elementary School

3

3

Arnold Middle School

4

3

Baker Middle School

1

1

Blackmon Road Middle School

4

5

Blanchard Elementary School

5

4

Brewer Elementary School

3

3

Britt David Magnet Academy

4

4

Carver High School

4

5

Clubview Elementary School

4

4

Columbus High School

5

5

Davis Elementary School

1

2

Dawson Elementary School

4

3

Dimon Elementary

4

4

Dorothy Height Elementary School

3

3

Double Churches Elementary School

5

4

Double Churches Middle School

4

3

Downtown Magnet Academy

4

3

Eagle Ridge Academy

4

4

Early College Academy

5

5

East Columbus Magnet Academy

3

2

Eddy Middle School

2

2

Forrest Road Elementary School

4

4

Fort Middle School

3

3

Fox Elementary School

3

1

Gentian Elementary School

4

4

Georgetown Elementary School

3

3

Hannan Magnet Academy

4

4

Hardaway High School

3

3

Johnson Elementary School

4

4

Jordan Vocational High School

2

3

Kendrick High School

3

4

Key Elementary School

4

4

Lonnie Jackson Academy

3

3

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School

3

3

Mathews Elementary School

5

5

Midland Academy

4

3

Midland Middle School

4

4

North Columbus Elementary

4

4

Northside High School

4

5

Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts

5

5

Reese Road Leadership Academy

3

4

Richards Middle School

4

4

Rigdon Road Elementary School

3

3

River Road Elementary School

4

4

Rothschild Leadership Academy School

2

3

Shaw High School

3

4

South Columbus Elementary School

4

4

Spencer High School

3

2

St. Mary’s Magnet Academy

1

1

Veterans Memorial Middle School

4

4

Waddell Elementary School

3

2

Wesley Heights Elementary School

3

3

Wynnton Elementary School

4

5


“We are pleased with our district’s overall progress, which has led to six consecutive years of improvement. In particular, we are especially pleased to note our high schools surpassed the state average, our middle schools surpassed the state for first time, and we are continuing to close the gap at the elementary level,” said Dr. David Lewis, Superintendent of Education.

“This is a testament to the academic growth of our students resulting from the focused work of teachers, support staff, administrators at both the school and district levels, and our community partners. With sustained effort and support aligned to our strategic plan, I look forward to continued improvement, particularly at the elementary level where we first gain the opportunity to impact students’ pathways to success.”

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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