The Newton County School System has released the College and Career Readiness Performance Index score — the state’s new accountability score — for the middle-school grades at the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett, after an oversight left the school off the initial report.
The school system also updated a few schools’ CCRPI scores after the Georgia Department of Education updated its numbers.
The NCTS middle school had a CCRPI score of 89. NCSS Superintendent Gary Mathews said the middle school component at the theme school includes sixth and seventh grades. The score was inadvertently left off the original list of schools, said Board of Education chair Abigail Coggin.
As with elementary grades at the theme school, its middle-school scores were also the highest in Newton County on the CCRP index.
According to the updated report, the free/reduced lunch percentage at the theme school is 31.40 percent. Flint Hill Elementary had an initial CCRPI score of 73.3, but now sits at a 73.8; at South Salem Elementary, the initial CCRPI score was 66.4, but is now 66.9; and at Mansfield Elementary, the initial CCRPI score was 89.4, but has been updated to 89.9.
For the middle schools, Liberty Middle had an initial CCRPI score of 81.7, but is now at 82.2. The theme school’s middle school free/reduced lunch percentage is at 44.70 percent.
There were no updates to any of the high schools’ reports.
Mathews said though there were minor changes, there are no changes in the overall Rate of Improvement for elementary, middle and high schools as a whole.
"The only changes are slight and are for individual schools," he said in an email.
He added that the state updated its CCRPI results to get the most accurate scores.