On April 21, the Georgia Department of Education released the 2013 Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that revealed scores in Atlanta Public Schools (APS) rose at the elementary, middle and high school levels from 2012 to 2013, resulting in an overall district index increase from 59.8 to 65.3.
The largest increase was at the elementary level, where Burgess-Peterson Elementary in East Atlanta achieved a 32.4 point increase, which was the largest improvement of CCRPI scores of any school in the district.
In all, 12 APS elementary schools scored at or above 85.0: Morris Brandon, Burgess-Peterson, Drew Charter, Warren T. Jackson, Kindezi Charter, KIPP Strive Primary, Mary Lin, Morningside, Neighborhood Charter, Sarah Smith, Springdale Park and West Manor.
APS middle schools with scores above 80.0 included KIPP Strive, boasting the district’s highest middle school score at 90.5, Inman, Parks, Drew Charter, Sutton, KIPP Vision and KIPP West.
Three APS high schools achieved index scores of 80 or higher.
Early College achieved 94.3, the highest score in the district.
Washington High School of Banking, Finance & Investment, where 90
percent of its students qualify for free and reduced lunch, achieved
the most growth of all APS high schools by gaining 24.5 CCRPI points in
a single school year.
Scoring 82.7 total points, this west region school is now the district’s second-highest performing high school on the CCRPI performance index. Washington Early College earned the third-highest index score, 80.5.
Schools such as Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy High School, Scott Elementary, Coan Middle, Parks Middle, Bunche Middle, B.E.S.T. Academy Middle School and Towns Elementary showed some of the largest improvements on CCRPI scores in the entire district.
state implemented the CCRPI in 2012 to replace the No Child Left Behind
(NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement for student
achievement. The CCRPI gives
a comprehensive view of schools and school districts on a 100-point
The recent release of the 2012-13 CCRPI results also included a re-release of the 2011-12 CCRPI results. Given the changes in the calculation formula, this re-release allows for a true comparison of the two years of performance metrics.
“In one year, our students and teachers have managed to close the CCRPI gap with the state by almost 4 points. While this number keeps us 10 points behind the state average, it also shows tremendous effort and growth on the part of our hard-working students, many of whom excel in the face of tremendous odds,” said APS Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr., in a news release. “We have yet to realize the excellence envisioned in student achievement across APS, but the district is moving forward.”
To see CCRPI data for all Atlanta Public Schools, see here.