On December 17, 2014, Snelson-Golden Middle was recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as being among 38 schools out of 235 sites to exit the Priority and Focus Schools list. As part of the waiver from No Child Left Behind, the Georgia Department of Education was required to identify Priority Schools or Focus Schools which were determined based on achievement data from all core content areas, graduation rate data, and the gap between the highest performing and lowest performing subgroups based on achievement and graduation rate data.
“The Snelson-Golden family of educators and learning support personnel has exhibited a commitment to helping all students achieve high academic performance and to meeting other indicators necessary to exit the Focus Schools classification,” said Dr. Valya S. Lee, Superintendent of Schools. “The SGMS team’s resounding success provides a shining example of how hard work and determination can reap enormous rewards. I am proud of the faculty, students, and staff for a job well done, and I look forward to many more successes in the future.”