Test re­sults out for New­ton schools

The Covington News - - The second front -

The New­ton County School Sys­tem has re­leased stan­dard­ized test scores for its mid­dle and el­e­men­tary schools.

County stu­dents in grades three through eight showed a 73 per­cent im­prove­ment from the pre­vi­ous school year, ac­cord­ing to a re­lease from Su­per­in­ten­dent Gary Mathews. The sys­tem still trails the state av­er­age, though, in each cat­e­gory ex­cept third grade read­ing.

Here are the school-byschool re­sults:

MID­DLE SCHOOLS

Cle­ments: Scores can­not be com­pared to pre­vi­ous year as Cle­ments was a Theme School in 2009-2010, not a zoned mid­dle school as in 2010-2011. The school matched the state av­er­age in per­cent of stu­dents meet­ing or ex­ceed­ing stan­dards on the sev­enth grade science test but was be­low the state av­er­age in other cat­e­gories.

Cousins: Sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ment was made in each grade on each test. The school sur­passed the state av­er­age on the eighth grade read­ing test, the sixth grade lan­guage arts test, the sixth grade math test, and the sixth grade science test. Cousins equaled the state av­er­age on the sev­enth and eighth grade math test and the sev­enth grade read­ing test.

In­dian Creek: In­dian Creek showed an in­crease in the num­ber of stu­dents meet­ing or ex­ceed­ing stan­dards in all three grades on the read­ing test. The school also posted gains on the pass­ing rate of the sev­enth grade lan­guage arts test, sixth and sev­enth grade math test, sev­enth grade science test, and the sixth and sev­enth grade so­cial stud­ies test. In­dian Creek topped the state pass rate in sixth grade read­ing, eighth grade lan­guage arts, and all three grades in science.

Lib­erty: Lib­erty Mid­dle School posted nu­mer­ous gains on the CRCT in 2011, in­clud­ing gains across the board (all three grades) in math, science, and so­cial stud­ies. Lib­erty also posted gains in sixth and sev­enth grade Read­ing. The school out­per­formed the state in sev­enth and eighth grade Math, and eighth grade Science.

Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial: The school in­creased achieve­ments on all test­ing cat­e­gories in eighth grade and in sev­enth grade lan­guage arts. The school also topped the state pass rate on the eighth grade read­ing, lan­guage arts and science tests.

EL­E­MEN­TARY SCHOOLS

East New­ton: The school posted gains on the pass­ing rate across the board on the read­ing test and saw an in­crease in the num­ber of stu­dents meet­ing or ex­ceed­ing stan­dards in fourth grade lan­guage arts, fourth and fifth grade math, fourth grade science and fourth grade so­cial stud­ies. East New­ton topped the state in nu­mer­ous tests, in­clud­ing all three grades in science and so­cial stud­ies, as well as third and fifth grade read­ing, fifth grade lan­guage arts, and fourth and fifth

grade math.

Fairview Theme: Only third grade scores are com­pa­ra­ble for Fairview as the Theme School did not have a fourth or fifth grade the pre­vi­ous school year. Fairview posted an in­crease on the pass rate in both third grade Lan­guage Arts and third grade Science. In ad­di­tion, the school had a 90 per­cent or bet­ter pass rate in 12 of the 15 test groups. Over­all Fairview Theme School bested the state in ev­ery test cat­e­gory.

Fic­quett: The school posted gains on the pass rate in third and fifth grade read­ing, lan­guage arts, math, and science and third grade so­cial stud­ies. Fic­quett sur­passed the state pass rate in third grade read­ing, science, and so­cial stud­ies.

Heard-Mixon: HeardMixon in­creased the num­ber of stu­dents meet­ing or ex­ceed­ing stan­dards in third and fourth grade read­ing, lan­guage arts, and science, as well as fourth and fifth grade math and fourth grade so­cial stud­ies. The school out­per­formed the state across the board in math. In ad­di­tion, the school bested the state in third and fourth grade read­ing, lan­guage arts, science, and so­cial stud­ies.

Live Oak: The school posted gains on the num­ber of stu­dents meet­ing or ex­ceed­ing stan­dards in third grade read­ing and lan­guage arts and third and fourth grade math, science, and so­cial stud­ies.

Liv­ingston: The school in­creased achieve­ment in fourth and fifth grade read­ing, lan­guage arts, math, and so­cial stud­ies, and fifth grade science. The school out­per­formed the state in fourth grade read­ing, lan­guage arts, and math and equaled the state pass rate in third grade read­ing.

Mans­field: The school in­creased the pass rate across the board in third and fifth grade, show­ing im­prove­ment in each of the five sub­ject tests. All of the fifth grade stu­dents passed the lan­guage arts tests. The school matched the state pass rate in fourth grade math and read­ing, and bested the state in all of the re­main­ing cat­e­gories.

Mid­dle Ridge: The school im­proved pass rates in all three grade lev­els in lan­guage arts and math and posted gains on the pass rate in third and fourth grade read­ing and science, and fourth and fifth grade so­cial stud­ies. Mid­dle Ridge bested the state pass rate in fourth grade math.

Oak Hill: The school in­creased the pass rate in all three grades in math, and posted gains in fifth grade read­ing, third grade lan­guage arts, fifth grade science, and third grade so­cial stud­ies. Oak Hill topped the state pass rate in fifth grade read­ing, third and fifth grade lan­guage arts, fifth grade math, and fifth grade science and

so­cial stud­ies. The school matched the state av­er­age in fourth grade math and so­cial stud­ies.

Palmer-Stone: The school in­creased achieve­ment in third and fourth grade read­ing, lan­guage arts, math, and so­cial stud­ies, fourth and fifth grade science, and third and fourth grade so­cial stud­ies. The school bested the state pass rate in all three grade lev­els in science and so­cial stud­ies, and in third and fourth grade read­ing and lan­guage arts. The school topped the state on the fourth grade math test.

Por­terdale: The school showed im­prove­ment in all three grade lev­els in math, science, and so­cial stud­ies and in­creased achieve­ment in fourth and fifth grade read­ing and third and fourth grade lan­guage arts. The school’s fourth grade stu­dents topped the state pass rate in all sub­jects. The third grade class equaled the state pass rate in math.

Rocky Plains: The school in­creased the pass rate across all three grade lev­els in lan­guage arts and posted gains on the pass rate in third and fifth grade read­ing, fourth and fifth grade math and fourth grade science and so­cial stud­ies. The school sur­passed the state

av­er­age across the board in read­ing and lan­guage arts. The fourth grade class out­per­formed the state on ev­ery cat­e­gory.

South Salem: The school in­creased the num­ber of stu­dents meet­ing or ex­ceed­ing stan­dards in third grade read­ing, third and fourth grade lan­guage arts, fourth and fifth grade math, and fourth grade science and so­cial stud­ies. The school topped the state pass rate on the fifth grade math test.

West New­ton: The school in­creased achieve­ment in fourth grade lan­guage arts, math and so­cial stud­ies as well as fifth grade science and third grade so­cial stud­ies, but fell be­low the state av­er­age on each test cat­e­gory.

Al­though Chal­lenge Charter Academy ( CCA) is an in­de­pen­dent charter school gov­erned by a sep­a­rate board of direc­tors, the Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion does in­clude the school’s scores in the school sys­tem’s av­er­ages. The academy posted gains in all three grades in so­cial stud­ies and sev­enth and eighth grade read­ing and lan­guage arts, and sev­enth grade math. The school did not meet or ex­ceed the state pass rate on any test cat­e­gory.

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