ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Dougherty County Middle School is beating the odds.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution listed Robert Cross among 29-schools in Georgia that have high standardized test scores in low-income areas.
The school received A's under new state ratings released this month.
The principal says her staff teaches students that they can achieve anything despite their background.
"We encourage them, we tell them not to use those as an excuse," said Thelma Chunn, Robert A. Cross Middle School Principal. "That it's really important that they get a quality education and they can be successful regardless of their circumstances, regardless of where they live."
Other schools on that list in our area include Lake Park Elementary School in Lowndes County and Baconton Community Charter School in Mitchell County.