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Report: Forsyth County Schools best in metro Atlanta at preparing students for next step

The Forsyth County Schools district had the highest score among metro Atlanta counties in the 2018 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), according to data released by school officials.

Forsyth County Schools had the third-highest score in the state with 90.4, after Buford City Schools (91.7) and Jefferson City Schools (91.2).

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’ score of 90.4 was well above the 2018 state average of 76.6.

Daves Creek had the highest CCRPI score in the state among elementary schools, according to school officials, while six other district schools were in the top 40: Settles Bridge (No. 3), Johns Creek (No. 14), Whitlow (No. 15), Big Creek (No. 22), Shiloh Point (No. 29), and Sharon (No. 36).

Riverwatch had the highest CCRPI for county middle schools and was fifth in the state, while three others were in the top 40: South Forsyth (No. 9), Lakeside (No. 31), and Piney Grove (No. 36).

For high schools, three district schools were in the top 40 in Georgia: Lambert (No. 20), South Forsyth (No. 35), and Forsyth Virtual Academy (No. 36).