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Distinguished and Reward Schools

Katrina Thompson
Director of Federal Programs
[email protected]
Phone: 770-473-2700 ext.700290


The Georgia Department of Education’s Academic Achievement Programs honor and reward K-12 Title I schools and school districts for significant progress in improving student achievement and/or making significant progress in closing achievement gaps.

TITLE I DISTINGUISHED SCHOOLS

A Title I Distinguished School is a Title I school among the top 5% Schoolwide and top 5% Targeted Assisted Title I schools in the state that has the highest absolute performance for the all-students group based on the current statewide assessment. 

The following Clayton County schools were named as Title I Distinguished Schools during the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Elite Scholars Academy
  • Martha Ellen Stilwell School for the Performing Arts

The following Clayton County schools were named as Title I Distinguished Schools during the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Elite Scholars Academy
  • Martha Ellen Stilwell School for the Performing Arts

The following Clayton County schools were named as Title I Distinguished Schools during the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Elite Scholars Academy

TITLE I REWARD SCHOOLS

A Title I Reward School is a Title I school among the 5% of Title I schools in the state that is making the most progress in improving the performance of the all-students group over the most recent two years on the statewide assessments. 

The following Clayton County schools were named as Title I Reward Schools during the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Kemp Primary
  • Mt. Zion Primary
  • Suder Elementary

The following Clayton County schools were named as Title I Reward Schools during the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Kemp Primary
  • Mt. Zion Primary
  • Suder Elementary

Distinguished Schools Guidelines.pdf
Reward Schools Guidelines.pdf