The latest statistics are out about the progress of the state’s public schools. Georgia was allowed to drop the “No Child Left Behind” requirements and came up with its own measurements -- the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). It’s a 100-point scale that measures a number of factors including test scores, graduation rates and a district’s achievement gap. The 2014 state average sits at 73.2 for elementary schools; 73.5 for middle schools and 68.4 for high schools.
Bibb County’s CCRPI is lower than the state averages in all grade levels -- 11.8 percentage points down on the elementary level; 9.4 on for middle schools and 6.6 percentage points behind the state at the high school level. By contrast, Jones County exceeded the state averages at all levels but high school. Houston County and Monroe County exceeded the state averages at all levels.
All is not bad in Bibb, 12 elementary schools received “Exceeding the Bar” points as did three middle schools and five high schools. And the scores have been climbing since the first CCRPI in 2012. You can look at the report for each school and district in the state at: http://ccrpi.gadoe.org/2014/ccrpi2014.aspx.
Bibb’s system, after all the upheaval, needs to get back to its core mission of educating the next generations of children.
It can take a huge step in that process by finding a permanent superintendent who should be able to guide the district without the controversies of the past hanging over his or her head.