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Dougherty County Schools Awarded

October 22, 2007

Albany - - More than half of all Dougherty County schools are "Distinguished Schools" under federal guidelines.

The No Child Left Behind legislation considers schools who make Adequate Yearly Progress at least three years in a row "distinguished schools".

Seventeen Dougherty County Schools made the list. The majority of those schools have a high population of students living at or near the poverty line.  

"These Title I schools having made AYP for three more consecutive years is a huge accomplishment and it certainly says those students can compete with anybody if given the right opportunities," says Superintendent Sally Whatley.

Lake Park Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Robert Cross Middle School made Average Yearly Progress for the last *five* years.

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