and all fell short of the requirements set by the state for Adequate Yearly Progress: 95 percent participation, academic performance and attendance.
All three schools failed to meet the state-set standards for academic performance, the Georgia Department of Education reported today.
The federal No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to show academic improvement by meeting AYP each year. Schools that fall short year after year face consequences such as providing free outside tutoring to children and allowing them to transfer.
Schools that fail to meet AYP in the same subject for two consecutive years are placed on the “Needs Improvement” list. None of the Holly Springs and Hickory Flat schools has received that classification.
is not reviewed for AYP.
Eight schools in Cherokee County failed to meet AYP requirements, including , , and
Cherokee High failed to meet both the academic performance standard and the graduation rate, which replaces attendance as an indicator for high schools.
Polaris Evening School failed to meet all criteria.