The Dougherty County School System celebrated an increase in its College and Career Readiness Performance Index scores.
Monday night, the school board learned scores for four of the five middle schools increased.
Monroe High School has improved the past four years.
Three elementary schools are above the state average and four increased their scores but some still lag behind.
"The state school superintendent even said that there was a significant decline among elementary schools that is systematic. And I think that shows that you know what's happening in Dougherty County isn't unique to Dougherty County," said DCSS Spokesperson J.D. Sumner.
School officials plan to provide additional teacher training and create a system-wide literacy plan to improve reading and writing skills.