Included are several schools in our area. Those schools are in Habersham, Jackson, Forsyth and Barrow counties.
The Georgia Department of Education (GDOE) says these schools have shown exceptional achievement or growth in third-grade reading.
Schools with 90% or more of their third-grade students reading at grade level or above are being recognized for outstanding achievement, and schools with a 15% or higher increase from 2021-22 to 2022-23 are being recognized for outstanding growth.
A total of 155 schools met the qualifications. Seventy were recognized for achievement, 84 were recognized for growth, and one school qualified in both categories.