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Forsyth County Schools tops state in 2019 CCRPI scores
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Data released this week by the Forsyth County school system shows that the district has earned some of the highest scores in the state of Georgia on the 2019 College and Career Ready Performance Index, or  CCRPI.

Forsyth County Schools earned the highest 2019 CCRPI score among metro Atlanta county school districts and large school districts in Georgia, achieving both the highest overall elementary score in the state and the highest overall high school score in those categories, according to a press release from the school system.

The CCRPI is a yearly report that scores schools and school districts on how well they prepare students for their next step from elementary to middle school, middle to high school, and high school to college on a scale of 0 to 100. The score is based on a school’s performance in content mastery, progress, closing gaps, readiness and graduation rates for high schools.

Forsyth County Schools’s overall CCRPI score of 92.7 was well above the 2019 state average of 75.9, according to the release. Additionally, all Forsyth County schools in the district reportedly scored above the state averages.

“We are either getting better or getting worse, there is no such thing as status quo,” Superintendent Jeff Bearden said in the release. “In Forsyth County, we are focused on culture, climate and relationships. These are the conditions for success. Our results clearly show that our staff, families and the community are doing what is right for all students. I am extremely proud of our district.”

Thirteen elementary, middle and high schools in Forsyth County were included in the state’s top 30: Daves Creek (No. 3), Johns Creek (No. 17), Vickery Creek (No. 24), Brookwood (No. 25), Shiloh Point (No. 29), Vickery Creek (No. 8), South Forsyth Middle (No. 18), Piney Grove (No. 19), Lakeside (No. 29), Riverwatch (No. 30), Lambert (No. 12), South Forsyth High (No. 16) and Alliance Academy for Innovation (No. 23.).

As part of the CCRPI reports, the Georgia Department of Education also released the 2019 School Climate Star Ratings. According to the report, 18 Forsyth County Schools earned a 5 out of 5 star rating, while 19 others earned a 4 out of 5 star rating.