Decatur Schools Again Post Strong Scores In Newly Released School Index

The AJC has put its searchable “College and Career-Ready Performance Index” from the Georgia Department of Education behind a paywall, but you can still access the data on the GA DOE website.  Georgia describes the scores – in their second year – as “…a comprehensive school improvement, accountability, and communication platform for all educational stakeholders that will promote college and career readiness for all Georgia public school students.”

Andisheh charted out the scores by city/county and elementary/middle/high school on Twitter, and noted that Decatur “does very well”.

CSD seems to have declined a bit in Elementary and Middle School scores from last year, and gained slightly at the High School level.

Decatur High Receives Accolades for Performance on and Access to AP Exams

This morning the Georgia Department of Education announced that Decatur High School ranked as both an “AP Merit School” and an “AP Challenge School” in 2009.

  • To qualify as an “AP Merit School” a school must have “at least 20% of students taking AP exams and at least half of the AP exams scoring a 3 or higher.”
  • To qualify as an “AP Challenge School” a school must have “fewer than 900 students” and offer “AP classes in the four core areas of English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science.”