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States College and Career Ready Index is released
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The Georgia Department of Education released recently the scoring for the 2015-2016 Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures schools and school districts on an easy-to-understand 100 point scale.

The CCRPI is the accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement in Georgia. The U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia’s waiver from NCLB on Feb. 9, 2012.

The overall 2015-2016 scores for Effingham County’s schools are as follows:

Blandford Elementary: 86.4

Ebenezer Elementary: 79.4

*Guyton Elementary:  74.5

Marlow Elementary:  81.6

*Rincon Elementary:  88.2

*Sand Hill Elementary:  68.1

South Effingham Elementary:  89.2

*Springfield Elementary:  71.8

Ebenezer Middle:  81.2

*Effingham County Middle:  69.5

South Effingham Middle:  79.0

Effingham County High:  79.5

South Effingham High:  83.1

 * Title I Schools

Superintendent Randy Shearouse commented, “I’m very pleased with the overall CCRPI performance of our school district. We are solidly ranked within the top 16 percent of the 202 school districts across the state of Georgia, and we anticipate continued improvement.

“I’m particularly impressed with the strong gains shown by Blandford Elementary and South Effingham Elementary with the nearly 7 point increases in each of their CCRPI scores. Additionally, I’m happy to share that Ebenezer Elementary, Rincon Elementary, and South Effingham High School also saw improved CCRPI scores for 2015-16. With an 88.8 percent graduation rate, the highest on record for our system, we certainly feel encouraged that we are on the right track for student success.

“While I feel we have much to celebrate, our continued success will only come as we focus to increase our performance across all levels for the coming years. There is always room for improvement.”

The CCRPI will help parents and the public better understand how schools are performing in a more comprehensive manner than the pass/fail system previously in place under AYP.

Full CCRPI reports, by school and district for the past four years, may be found at