Liberty County Schools received a district score of 72.6 in data released Monday by the Georgia Department of Education, falling short of the state average of 75.8.
The grades are part of the DOE's College and Career Ready Performance Index,which is the accountability system that replaced the No Child Left Behind and Adequate Yearly Progress in Georgia. CCRPI measures schools and districts on a 100-point scale based on data from the 2012-13 school year that includesstudent test scores, academic progress and closing gaps in performance between groups of students.
Liberty’s elementary, middle and high schools all scored under the state averages. The county’s elementaries received a CCRPI score of 72.4 compared to Georgia’s 78.5. Liberty’s high schools came in at 70.4 compared to the state’s 72 average, and local middle schools earned a score of 73.1 compared to the 75 state average.
For more on this story, see Friday's Coastal Courier.