Dougherty, Colquitt County schools make excellent list - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Dougherty, Colquitt County schools make excellent list

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Local artists auction work to benefit Albany Humane Society

    Local artists auction work to benefit Albany Humane Society

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:07 AM EDT2014-09-16 08:07:28 GMT
    Animal lovers can give back to the Albany Humane Society in a very unique way. Local artists will be auctioning off their work to benefit the non-profit organization through Artists for Animals. More >>
    Animal lovers can give back to the Albany Humane Society in a very unique way. Local artists will be auctioning off their work to benefit the non-profit organization through Artists for Animals. 
    More >>
  • Worth County is Camera Ready

    Worth County is Camera Ready

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:50:56 GMT
    Karen Rackley, Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Executive DirectorKaren Rackley, Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
    Every county in Georgia is now camera ready.Worth County is one of the final 20 counties that just earned the designation meant to show television and movie producers that local communities are able and willing to help them. More >>
    Every county in Georgia is now camera ready.Worth County is one of the final 20 counties that just earned the designation meant to show television and movie producers that local communities are able and willing to help them. More >>
  • Sylvester city departments remain without phone service

    Sylvester city departments remain without phone service

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:50:33 GMT
    Bill Yearta, Mayor of SylvesterBill Yearta, Mayor of Sylvester
    All city departments in Sylvester remain without phone service. The phone system went down on Monday at Sylvester City Hall and the police, fire, and public works departments.More >>
    All city departments in Sylvester remain without phone service. The phone system went down on Monday at Sylvester City Hall and the police, fire, and public works departments.More >>

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