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Dougherty, Colquitt County schools make excellent list

January 19, 2005

Albany- A Dougherty County School is a Georgia stand-out, because their test scores are in the top 10 percent in the state.

This is the first time Lincoln Elementary has been a Georgia School of Excellence. The teachers attribute the success to the school's magnet program, which takes dedicated students, parents and teachers. Programs like this after school math tutoring session helps students succeed in the classroom.

"I do believe we have the most dedicated students in the system and the most dedicated staff that really helps the children reach their potential," said Jill Cribbs, a kindergarten teacher at Lincoln.

You don't have to be a top student to be a part of the Lincoln Magnet program. Students interested are selected through a lottery.

"We believe in the fact that we're here to teach and not to be interrupted by students behavior or anything like that," said 5th grade teacher Shirley Barnes.

A Colquitt County school also made the list. Hamilton Elementary was recognized as a school of excellence because they had some of the greatest gains in reading, language arts and math during the past three years.

posted at 9:54 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com

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