3 East Cobb Schools Make AYP
Brumby and Powers Ferry elementary schools and Wheeler High School reached benchmark student achievement goals after summer testing.
After barely missing out on Adequate Yearly Progress goals after the 2010-11 school year, three East Cobb schools have reached those targets based on results of summer testing.
Brumby Elementary School, Powers Ferry Elementary School and Wheeler High School were among the nine Cobb County School District schools that were added to the AYP list as approved by the Georgia Department of Education.
Those three schools barely missed AYP status in the spring, but the state revises its lists based on retests of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test at the elementary and middle school levels and updated graduation rates at the high school level.
Wheeler missed the AYP by just one graduate, while Brumby and Powers Ferry met all but one of the criteria in their student achievement categories.
East Cobb Middle School, which also did not meet AYP targets in the spring, is not on the revised list issued Wednesday.
The AYP indicators are part of the criteria that schools must meet as part of the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Of the 110 schools in the Cobb system, 90 reached their AYP goals in the previous academic year.