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6 More Douglas Schools Make AYP

Yeager Middle School comes out of the Needs Improvement category to lead the way as five other Douglas County Schools make Adequate Yearly Progress after final results are tabulated.

registered its highest percentage of schools meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) since 2005 when six more of its schools achieved the federal annual academic benchmark after summer testing results and graduations were factored in, the Georgia Department of Education reported Wednesday.

Twenty-seven of the district’s 33 schools made AYP—five more than in 2010.

Initially after the first round of results was released in July, Douglas had 12 schools that had missed AYP.

AYP, part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, is defined as a series of yearly performance goals set by Georgia for each public school and school district. It measures year-to-year student achievement on statewide assessments.

AYP uses a combination of end-of-year testing and a second indicator—graduation rate for high schools, attendance rate for lower schools—to determine overall academic success. The standards are applied overall and to specific student groups with the school population.

Following the final AYP results, joined as it, too, moved out of the Needs Improvement category by achieving AYP for the second straight year. It was determined in July after the first round of results were released that Stewart would no longer be listed in the Needs Improvement classification.

Yeager and Stewart were two of 31 schools across the state that moved out of the Needs Improvement category following the final 2011 results.

, and North Douglas elementary schools, along with Yeager, and Turner middle schools were the six Douglas County schools that earned AYP status after summer testing and graduation results were figured.

Burnett maintained its “distinguished” school status by meeting AYP for the ninth consecutive year and North Douglas for the seventh straight year.

Mason Creek Elementary made AYP for the second year in a row, and Mason Creek and Turner middle schools each made AYP this year after missing the mark in 2010.

Douglas County did not make AYP as a system this year—something it has not done in at least four years.   

The following Douglas County schools did not meet AYP for 2011:

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A glance at AYP results for Douglas over the years:

  • 2011 — 27 of 33 schools (81.8 percent) make AYP.
  • 2010 — 22 of 33 schools (66.7 percent) make AYP.
  • 2009 — 22 of 31 schools (71 percent) make AYP.
  • 2008 — 24 of 31 schools (77.4 percent) make AYP.
  • 2007 — 23 of 30 schools (76.7 percent) make AYP.
  • 2006 — 23 of 29 schools (79.3 percent) make AYP.
  • 2005 — 26 of 29 schools (89.7 percent) make AYP.
  • 2004 — 24 of 28 schools (85.7 percent) make AYP.
  • 2003 — 19 of 28 schools (68 percent) make AYP.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Murray Jr November 03, 2011 at 12:55 PM
I would've thought that with the big reduction in students that Chapel Hill High would've made it.
James Bell November 04, 2011 at 12:10 PM
Douglas County needs to become a chartered school district and we need to get the federal gov't out of the education business. Status quo and adequacy is not acceptable and does not compete in the world market. We spend more per student than we ever have in the history of public education yet we seem to be lagging behind the rest of the world. We have become a 3rd world nation in education. The children are being left behind. Politicians should get out of the way and LET THE TEACHERS TEACH!
HoneyBee November 08, 2011 at 05:56 PM
I am VERY concerned about what is deemed "acceptable" now. When we went to school back in the day our textbooks were taken care of and if you brought it back in ratty condition you paid for a new one. Our son brought home an AP textbook that was falling apart and missing pages...and he is expected to know what is in those pages. I kid you not. It is disturbing to me that the School System has issued IPADS to employees when our kids can't even do what they are there to do because we cannot even supply them with the proper textbooks they deserve to have. Public Education is stinking worse and worse in this County. I sure hope somebody wakes up and realizes what is truly important before this County ends up like the Atlanta School System!

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