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Congratulations to Jefferson Middle School for being named a National Title I Distinguished School based on exceptional student performance on the Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Tests. The school will receive a $20,000 reward for this outstanding accomplishment. The National Title I Distinguished Schools Program is a project of the National Title I Association that publicly recognizes schools for their efforts in increasing student achievement. Each state may only name two schools as National Title I Distinguished Schools each year. Jefferson Middle School has been recognized as the school with the “Highest Performance” based on exceptional student achievement results on the CRCT for two or more consecutive years. From 2011-2013, 96.2 percent of JMS students met or exceeded standards, compared to an average 91.9 percent in non-Title I schools and 81.1 percent in Title I middle schools. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our teachers and students!
JCS is one of four Georgia Title I districts being recognized as a Reward District for having the highest absolute performance over three years for the “all students” group on the statewide assessments, among districts of their size. Title I Reward Districts were named in four categories: large districts with 10,000 or more students, medium districts with 4,000 to 9,999 students, small districts with 2,000 to 3,999 students and extra-small districts with fewer than 2,000 students. In Jefferson City Schools, 94.8 percent of students met or exceeded standards, compared to the state average of 81.4 percent for small districts. The school system will receive a $50,000 reward for this outstanding accomplishment.
Jefferson Academy and Jefferson Middle School have been designated as 2014 "Highest Performing" Reward Schools based on Title I status and state assessment results. A "Highest Performing School" is a Title I school among the 5% of Title I schools in the State that has the highest absolute performance for the "all students" group over three years on statewide assessments.
Jefferson City Schools is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Teachers of the Year: Ms. Hope Foster (JES), Ms. Candice Bowler (JA), Mr. Michael Pace (JMS), and Mr. Tommy Knight (JHS). These individuals will be recognized at the Board of Education meeting on October 9th. We will also announce the system-level TOTY at that time. We are proud of these teachers and appreciate their dedication to JCS!