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5 RCPS Schools Earn Reward Schools Distinction
Title I Reward Schools graphicConyers, Ga. – Five schools in Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) have been named to the Georgia Department of Education Reward Schools list, an honor given to top-performing Title I schools. Barksdale Elementary and Lorraine Elementary are listed as “Highest Performing” schools. C. J. Hicks Elementary, Flat Shoals Elementary and General Ray Davis Middle School are listed as “Highest Progress” schools. Most of these schools have been named Reward Schools for multiple consecutive years.

“I am extremely proud of our 2016-17 Reward Schools,” says Superintendent Richard Autry. “This State recognition affirms the commitment of our staff, students, and parents to maintaining high performance and continuous improvement over time. To have over a quarter of our schools recognized in the top 10% of all schools in the state is a significant accomplishment for the individual schools and the RCPS district as a whole.”  

Reward Schools fall into one of two categories: 

Highest Performing Reward Schools:  Barksdale Elementary, Lorraine Elementary 
•  Top 5% of Title I schools 
•  Highest 3-year average Content Mastery category performances (CCRPI) 

Highest Progress Reward Schools:  C.J. Hicks Elementary, Flat Shoals Elementary, General Ray Davis Middle 

•  Top 10% of Title I schools 
•  Highest 3-year average Progress scores (CCRPI)