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Contact: Dean Jackson Office of Public Information
Phone: 770.254.2736
Fax: 770.254.2807
Email: dean.jackson@cowetaschools.org

November 27, 2017

East Coweta Middle School receives state Gold Award for greatest student gains

East Coweta Middle School has been recognized by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement with a 2017 Gold Award for Greatest Gains.

The middle school was one of only 37 schools across the state to receive the 2017 Gold award. The award recognizes schools that have achieved academic growth over the last three years in the top three percent of schools in the state, as indicated by the school’s progress score on the Georgia College and Career-Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).

East Coweta Middle School Principal Jeanette Hallam congratulated her faculty and staff for their “tireless efforts and unending commitment to making East Coweta Middle School one of the best schools in the state for student growth.”

“I am very proud of the hard work and accomplishments of our students and staff and also very thankful for the support and assistance of our families and community,” said Hallam. “We work very hard to promote a partnership of student growth and student achievement, so receiving this award validates the efforts of everyone involved in the education of our students.”

Governor Nathan Deal and the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), announced that 226 Georgia public schools in 54 districts have received Highest Performing or Greatest Gains school awards, an increase of 8 schools over last year. The school awards, developed by GOSA and approved by the State Board of Education, are part of Georgia’s Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS).

“Congratulations to the educators and administrators in Georgia’s award-winning schools who have exceeded expectations in preparing their students," said Deal. “By implementing the best methods for teaching young minds, educators at Highest Performing and Greatest Gains schools are going above and beyond to help their students develop the skills needed for future success. Young minds are Georgia’s most valuable resource and we appreciate the schools across the state working to provide each student with an opportunity to succeed.”

2017 ECMS gold award 1

East Coweta Middle School Principal Jeanette Hallam, center, announces to students in Mindy Baker’s 6th grade class that their school has been named a 2017 Gold Award for Greatest Gains.

2017 ECMS gold award 2

East Coweta Middle School math teacher Greg Anander works with his 8th grade students, above. East Coweta Middle School has been named as one of 37 Georgia schools to receive the 2017 Gold Award for greatest gains in student achievement, by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.