Chal­lenge Char­ter Academy listed as one of the low­est per­form­ing schools in the state

The Covington News - - Obits - AM­BER PITTMAN Staff Re­porter

New­ton County’s Chal­lenge Char­ter Academy has been named a Pri­or­ity School, one of the low­est per­form­ing schools in the state, ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion re­leased by the New­ton County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion Tues­day.

Out of 78 schools listed, Chal­lenge was 46 on the list due to a lack of achieve­ment. The list, re­leased by the Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion, iden­ti­fied bot­tom 5 per- cent of Ti­tle I schools in the state as part of a waiver for No Child Left Be­hind.

At Chal­lenge the over­all stu­dent body (cur­rently 137 en­rolled in mid­dle and high school grades) have con­sis­tently per­formed poorly on tests and have shown a lack of progress in the last three years over­all. Be­cause of the des­ig­na­tion the school will qual­ify for state as­sis­tance.

“It’s not good news, but it’s the real news,” said Su­per­in­ten­dent Gary Mathews.

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