Valdosta > Lowndes County School System 2014 CCRPI Star Climate Rating

| March 23, 2015

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VALDOSTA — The Georgia Department of Education released its first CCRPI School Climate Star Ratings earlier in the week. The CCRPI School Climate Star Rating is an additional component to the 2014 CCRPI which measures the quality and character of school life. Each school is assigned a 1 – 5 star rating with 5 stars indicating excellent school climate. The school climate star rating is divided into four domains: School Climate, Student Discipline, Safe and Substance-Free Learning Environment, and School Attendance.

Lowndes County School System officials are pleased with the scores for their schools. Each school received either an average, above average, or excellent rating. “We are especially proud of the Moulton-Branch students, staff, and parents for their 5-star rating recognition.” said Wes Taylor, Superintendent of Lowndes County Schools. Taylor continued by saying, “We will continue to support all of our schools to maintain or improve upon this year’s ratings.”

Lowndes County School System is pleased to announce its CCRPI School Climate Star Ratings for the 2013-2014 school year:

5 Star Rating – Excellent School Climate Rating
Moulton-Branch Elementary School (96.2)

4 Star Rating – Above Average School Climate Rating
Clyattville Elementary School (93.1)
Dewar Elementary School (91.3)
Hahira Elementary School (91.9)
Lake Park Elementary School (92.6)
Pine Grove Elementary School (90.6)
Westside Elementary School (92.1)
Hahira Middle School (84.7)
Lowndes Middle School (84.3)
Pine Grove Middle School (84.5)

3 Star Rating – Average School Climate Rating
Lowndes High School (78.3)

Herb Hamilton, Principal of Moulton-Branch Elementary School said, “This high rating reflects a joint effort among all of the students, parents, teachers, and MBES community partners working together. Our school motto is ‘My Best Every day’ and we all truly try to live by that motto each day.”

The CCRPI School Climate Star Rating indicator is derived from multiple sources of data to create a final score and star rating. Through the use of student health surveys, staff surveys and parent surveys, each school was assigned a school climate score. The end of year (June 2014) student-level discipline data and school enrollments were used to calculate the school’s weighted suspension rate. The student health surveys were used to calculate the safe and substance-free learning environment score. The school wide attendance score was calculated by using student, teacher, administrator, and staff attendance records from the prior school year.

Lynne Wilson:Director of CTAE and Public Relations

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