Of the 180 public school districts in Georgia, Bremen's city schools have the top rating, according to the new standards of the College and Career Ready Performance Index. The announcement was celebrated Wednesday afternoon at Bremen Middle School, with Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal in attendance.
"It's a very big deal, because it measures student achievement, how well our students are doing," said Superintendent David Hicks. He said the district has always done well because of its small class sizes. Only 2,150 students populate the three schools and one academy in the district.
The CCRPI system, adopted two years ago in the state of Georgia, measures districts based on standardized test scores, but also on the improvement that districts show year-to-year in those test scores, as well as attendance, and graduation rates.
"I believe it is a fairer system, because it incorporates more than just test scores," said Hicks.
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