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In 2012, Georgia released the first College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores for schools. The state is the first in the nation to include a School Climate Star Rating for schools on the 2014 CCRPI reports for last school year (2013-2014). The School Climate Star Rating is a diagnostic tool to determine if a school is on the right path to school improvement. The star ratings do not have any effect on schools’ CCRPI scores.

“As with any new rating system, we gain a greater understanding as to the expectations and calculations of the factors that are figured in to this rating, once released,” said Douglas County School Superintendent Dr. Gordon Pritz. “Although we see some areas of this calculation that need some attention, and even possible adjustment by the state so as to get a more accurate and fair measure of our schools, this is a starting point.”

The National School Climate Center defines school climate as “the quality and character of school life based on the patterns of students’, parents’, and school personnel’s experiences of school life. Research shows that schools with positive school climates score better on standardized tests and have higher graduation rates.

The star rating assigned to schools is derived from school level data from the following components: School Climate – data from student, teacher, and parents about their perceptions of the school’s climate; Student Discipline – data from disciplinary practices; Safe and Substance-free Learning Environment – data from student responses about the use of illegal substances and the prevalence of violence, bullying, and unsafe incidents at school; Attendance – students, teachers, administrators, and staff attendance data.

“Staff and students are more likely to be excited about going to school to teach and learn if the environment is positive,” added Associate Superintendent of Student Achievement and Leadership Pam Nail. “Each of our schools received a School Climate Star Rating and also has access to a comprehensive report. This report will be useful for administrators and teacher leaders in identifying areas they can make improvements.

“At the district level, we will be working with all schools to gain a better understanding of how the School Climate Star Rating is calculated and in determining if there are processes and protocols we have in place that need to be revised or if there are ones we need to put in place to position schools to maximize their climate ratings,” Ms. Nail concluded.

All schools in Georgia received 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. Below are star ratings for schools in Douglas County:

School

Stars

School

Stars

School

Stars

Annette Winn Elem

4

Lithia  Springs Elem

3

Factory  Shoals Middle

3

Arbor Station Elem

3

Mason Creek Elem

3

Fairplay Middle

5

Beulah Elem

3

Mirror Lake   Elem

3

Mason Creek   Middle

4

Bill Arp Elem

2

Mount Carmel Elem

2

Stewart Middle

3

Bright Star Elem

4

New  Manchester Elem

3

Turner Middle

4

Burnett Elem

3

North Douglas Elem

3

Yeager Middle

4

Chapel Hill Elem

4

South Douglas   Elem

5

Alexander   High

4

Dorsett Shoals Elem

4

Sweetwater Elem

3

Chapel Hill High

3

Eastside Elem

3

Winston Elem

4

Douglas  County High

4

Factory Shoals Elem

3

Chapel Hill Middle

3

Lithia Springs High

1

Holly Springs Elem

2

Chestnut Log   Middle

3

New  Manchester High

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

For information regarding the calculation of the School Climate Rating, refer to the CCRPI Data Calculation Guide at the following link:

www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Accountability/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

 

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