School system gets high ranking

Staff Written News

By Tia Lynn Ivey

managing editor 

Morgan County Charter School System was named 29th top school district in the State of Georgia this month. 

“Our priority as a school system is ‘to create a performance culture focused on student achievement,’” said Dr. James Woodard, superintendent of Morgan County Schools.  “We are excited that our system was recognized in the top 30 school districts in the state.  This ranking validates that we are focused on creating a culture with students, parents, and staff which makes a positive difference for our students.”

Morgan County ranked 29th on the list of top school districts. The ranking comes from Backgroundcheck.org, an organization that releases its picks of the top school systems in the state each year.  “The following variables contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, school funding per student, student to teacher ratio, percent of students scoring above proficient in standardized state Math test, percent of students scoring above proficient in standardized state Reading and Language test. Data from a total of 10,247 public school districts were used to compute a score for each school district,” explained Dwayne Jacobs, director of public outreach.

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