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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Dougherty County has more "No Excuses" schools than every system in the state but Atlanta's, but not all the news from a new school report card is good.

No excuses schools are those that maintain strong test scores despite high poverty rates.

Five Dougherty elementary schools made the list, International Studies Charter, Jackson Heights, Lamar Reese School of the Arts, Lincoln Magnet, and West Town.

"I'm proud of these schools, state wide they're 180 school systems 19 were on the list, we would like all our school to be on the list and we'll continue to make steps to improve student academics," R.D. Harter, DCSS Public Information Dir.

The report card issued by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation also shows some struggling schools.

Three of the four high schools rank in the lowest percentile, so do four of the six middle schools.

According to fifth grade scores, four Dougherty County schools are in the lowest grouping as are five based on third grade scores.

Click here to see the complete list of "No Excuses" schools.

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