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Dougherty County schools receive achievement awards

September 26, 2006

Albany-- More than 260 Georgia schools were honored because their students scored well on standardized tests. Four Dougherty County schools made the grade.

Under the Governor's Statewide Accountability System, schools are evaluated on their improvement and high scores on the CRCT. The best schools receive platinum, gold, silver or bronze awards.

International Studies Elementary Magnet School received a Greatest Gain Bronze Award for their students' hard work and achievements.  

"You have to be focused on academics. Children have to know and understand that they have a responsibility and we have expectations for them. We want them to know they have to assess what they do first," says Principal Wanda Mallard.

Three Dougherty County Schools received Highest Percentage Awards because so many of their students passed the CRCT. Robert Cross Middle Magnet got a silver.  Lake Park Elementary took a gold and Lincoln Elementary Magnet School earned the highest honor of platinum.  

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