Created: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 01:34:00 EST
Updated: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 01:39:37 EST
Rutland High School has improved student performance to the level is has been removed from "priority school" status by the Georgia Department of Education.
That announcement was made by Rutland Principal Dr. Jerri Hall on Tuesday during a small celebration, which was attended by students, staff, and Bibb administrators.
"The Rutland High staff and students are very proud that we are no longer a Priority School, which means we are no longer considered a low achieving school," Hall said. "This accomplishment is the result of the staff and students' hard work, dedication, determination, and perseverance over the past three years. Rutland High made it a priority that we would not be a Priority School."
Ten of the Bibb County School District's schools were designated priority schools in 2012, designated as those in the greatest need. Through criteria established by the state, priority schools have been identified as schools with the greatest need.