Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:09:00 EST
Updated: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:22:01 EST
Five Bibb County schools have been designated as reward schools by the Georgia Department of Education, with one of the schools notes as a highest-performing school.
The Bibb County School District announced Tuesday that Alexander II Magnet School received the designation as reward school, highest-performing school. This puts Alexander II among the top five percent of all schools in the state over the past three years.
Bernd Elementary, Burgell-Hunt Magnet, Appling Middle and Bloomfield Middle were designated as reward schools, highest progress. According to the state rating system, this means the four were among the top 10 percent of schools making the most progress over the past three years.
"We are excited about the progress these schools are making," said Interim Superintendent Dr. E. Steven Smith. "It's a credit to the teamwork of the administrationm, faculty, staff, students and parents."
Two other district schools, Bruce Elementary and Williams Elementary, have been designted by the state as subgroup alert schools. This means the schools fell outside standard deviations from the mean in state evaluations.