State targets 157 schools for extra help

The Georgia Department of Education released a list of 157 focus schools they're targeting to help as part of an accountability system.

The schools in Southwest Georgia on listed alphabetically by county below:

  • Atkinson County â" Atkinson County Middle School
  • Ben Hill County â" Ben Hill County Middle School
  • Crisp County â" Crisp County High School, A.S. Clark Elementary School
  • Dougherty County â" Albany Middle School, Radium Springs Middle School
  • Sumter County â" Sumter County Elementary School, Sumter County Middle School
  • Terrell County â" Terrell Middle School
  • Tift County â" J.T. Reddick Elementary School
  • Turner County â" Turner County Elementary School

All of the schools had either a graduation rate under 60% or significant gaps in test scores. The Georgia Department of Education says support and interventions will begin in June.

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