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21 Houston County Schools Beat the Odds
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

21 Houston County Schools Beat the Odds


HOUSTON COUNTY, GA Twenty-one of Houston County’s 37 schools beat the odds in 2016, performing better than statistically expected on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).  Seven schools have beaten the odds for five years.


The CCRPI is Georgia’s accountability tool to measure how well public schools and districts prepare students to achieve college and career readiness goals.  The Beating the Odds analysis predicts a range within which a school’s CCRPI score is statistically expected to fall based on total enrollment, grade levels, student mobility and student demographics to include race/ethnicity, disability, English learners and poverty.  Schools with a CCRPI above the predicted range are identified as schools that beat the odds.


A list of Houston’s schools that beat the odds follows. The seven schools that have beaten the odds for five years are highlighted.


«  Bonaire Middle

«  Centerville Elementary

«  Feagin Mill Middle

«  Hilltop Elementary

«  Houston County Crossroads Center

«  Houston County High

«  Huntington Middle

«  Langston Road Elementary

«  Lindsey Elementary

«  Miller Elementary

«  Morningside Elementary

«  Northside Elementary

«  Northside Middle

«  Parkwood Elementary

«  Quail Run Elementary

«  Russell Elementary

«  Shirley Hills Elementary

«  Thomson Middle

«  Veterans High

«  Warner Robins Middle

«  Westside Elementary


Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Scott commented, “This is a unique measure that adjusts annually based on how schools perform across the state.  We are proud that our teachers’ and students’ work delivers results, as indicated by this comparison of our schools to similar schools in Georgia. I am especially proud of our seven schools that consistently beat the odds!”


Poverty rates are based on free and reduced meal rates.  In 2016, the free and reduced percentage rate district-wide was 60.4 percent.  All of Houston County’s schools that beat the odds had poverty rates of 25 percent or more, and 17 had poverty rates of 40 percent or more. 

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