Several North Georgia schools among 2019 School Award winners

Fairyland Elementary School on Lookout Mountain

Five North Georgia schools are among Gov. Brian Kemp's 189 winners of the state's 2019 public school awards, according to a news release.

The awards, developed by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement, are part of the state's Single Statewide Accountability System. Highest Performing Schools must earn a 3-year average College and Career Ready Performance Index Content Mastery Score that ranks in at least the 93rd percentile, the release states. Greatest Gains Schools must earn a 3-year average CCRPI Progress Score that ranks in at least the 93rd percentile.

Each award category has four tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Regional winners are Ringgold Middle School in Catoosa County, Platinum Greatest Gains award; Brookwood School (Dalton Public Schools), Platinum Greatest Gains award; Ellijay Elementary School in Gilmer County, Gold Greatest Gains award; Fairyland Elementary School in Walker County, Bronze Greatest Gains award and Gold Highest Performing award; and Cedar Ridge Elementary School in Whitfield County, Silver Greatest Gains award.

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