The state has recognized four area schools for their test scores over the past three years. Houston County High, Peach County's Byron Middle and Peach County High, and Springdale Elementary in Bibb County received the 2017 Single Statewide Accountability System award from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.
Springdale and Peach County High received gold awards and Byron Middle silver in the "greatest gains" category. Houston County High won bronze awards in the "greatest gains" and "highest performing" categories.
The awards looked at College and Career Ready Performance Index scores from the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. "Greatest gains" schools were at least in the 93rd percentile on their three-year average CCRPI progress scores, and "highest performing" schools had average CCRPI achievement scores at least in the 93rd percentile.