The Superintendent's annual Highest Aspirations Awards were given on July 16 for schools in Rockdale County Public Schools system that achieved in the following categories:

- Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading / ELA , Mathematics and/or Writing in the ‘All Student’ classification

- Defying the Norm Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading/ ELA and/or Mathematics in the ‘High Risk’ classifications

- Defying the Norm Award –10 point Academic Growth in ‘High Risk’ classifications

**Barksdale Elementary**Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading / ELA, Mathematics and/or Writing in the ‘All Student’ classification

Reading / ELA – 97%

Mathematics – 93%

Writing – 94%

Defying the Norm Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading/ ELA and/or Mathematics in the ‘High Risk’ classifications

SWD Reading / ELA – 94%

ED Reading / ELA – 96%

ED Mathematics – 91%

**CJ Hicks Elementary**

Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading / ELA, Mathematics and/or Writing in the ‘All Student’ classification

Reading / ELA – 93%

Defying the Norm Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading/ ELA and/or Mathematics in the ‘High Risk’ classifications

ED Reading / ELA – 93%

ELL Reading / ELA – 91%

Defying the Norm Award –10 point Academic Growth in ‘High Risk’ classifications

SWD Reading / ELA – 18 points

**Flat Shoals Elementary**Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading / ELA, Mathematics and/or Writing in the ‘All Student’ classification

Reading / ELA – 95%

Defying the Norm Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading/ ELA and/or Mathematics in the ‘High Risk’ classifications

ED Reading / ELA – 94%

**Hightower Trail Elementary**Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading / ELA, Mathematics and/or Writing in the ‘All Student’ classification

Reading / ELA – 94%

Defying the Norm Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading/ ELA and/or Mathematics in the ‘High Risk’ classifications

ED Reading / ELA – 96%

**Honey Creek Elementary**Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading / ELA, Mathematics and/or Writing in the ‘All Student’ classification

Reading / ELA – 99%

Mathematics – 95%

Writing - 93%

Defying the Norm Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading/ ELA and/or Mathematics in the ‘High Risk’ classifications

ED Reading / ELA – 99%

ED Mathematics – 94%

**JH House Elementary**Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading / ELA, Mathematics and/or Writing in the ‘All Student’ classification

Reading / ELA – 96%

Mathematics – 92%

Defying the Norm Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading/ ELA and/or Mathematics in the ‘High Risk’ classifications

ELL Reading / ELA – 96%

ED Reading / ELA – 96%

ELL Mathematics – 92%

ED Mathematics – 91%

**Peeks Chapel Elementary**Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading / ELA, Mathematics and/or Writing in the ‘All Student’ classification

Reading / ELA – 95%

Defying the Norm Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading/ ELA and/or Mathematics in the ‘High Risk’ classifications

ED Reading / ELA – 94%

**Shoal Creek Elementary**Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading / ELA, Mathematics and/or Writing in the ‘All Student’ classification

Reading / ELA – 93%

Defying the Norm Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading/ ELA and/or Mathematics in the ‘High Risk’ classifications

ED Reading / ELA – 92%

**Sims Elementary**Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading / ELA, Mathematics and/or Writing in the ‘All Student’ classification

Reading / ELA – 942%

Defying the Norm Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading/ ELA and/or Mathematics in the ‘High Risk’ classifications

ED Reading / ELA – 93%

SWD Reading / ELA – 92%

Defying the Norm Award –10 point Academic Growth in ‘High Risk’ classifications

SWD Mathematics – 15 points

**Lorraine Elementary**Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading / ELA, Mathematics and/or Writing in the ‘All Student’ classification

Reading / ELA – 99%

Mathematics – 97%

Writing – 95%

Defying the Norm Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading/ ELA and/or Mathematics in the ‘High Risk’ classifications

ED Reading / ELA – 99%

SWD Reading / ELA – 93%

ED Mathematics – 94%

Defying the Norm Award –10 point Academic Growth in ‘High Risk’ classifications

ELL Reading / ELA – 16 points

**Pine Street Elementary**Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading / ELA, Mathematics and/or Writing in the ‘All Student’ classification

Reading / ELA – 92%

Defying the Norm Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading/ ELA and/or Mathematics in the ‘High Risk’ classifications

ELL Reading / ELA – 96%

ED Reading / ELA – 90%

**Conyers Middle School:**Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading / ELA, Mathematics, and/or Writing in the ‘All Student’ classification

Reading / ELA – 97%

Defying the Norm Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading/ ELA and/or Mathematics in the ‘High Risk’ classifications

ELL Reading / ELA – 92%

ED Reading / ELA – 96%

Defying the Norm Award –10 point Academic Growth in ‘High Risk’ classifications

SWD Reading / ELA - 13 points

**Edwards Middle School**Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading / ELA, Mathematics and/or Writing in the ‘All Student’ classification

Reading / ELA – 97%

Defying the Norm Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading/ ELA and/or Mathematics in the ‘High Risk’ classifications

ED Reading / ELA – 96%

ELL Reading / ELA – 94%

**Memorial Middle School**Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading / ELA, Mathematics , and/or Writing in the ‘All Student’ classification

Reading / ELA – 96%

Defying the Norm Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading/ ELA and/or Mathematics in the ‘High Risk’ classifications

ED Reading / ELA – 95%

**General Ray Davis Middle School**Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading / ELA, Mathematics and/or Writing in the ‘All Student’ classification

Reading / ELA – 99%

Mathematics – 95%

Writing – 91%

Defying the Norm Award - Absolute bar of 90% + meeting or exceeding areas of Reading/ ELA and/or Mathematics in the ‘High Risk’ classifications

ED Reading / ELA – 99%

SWD Reading / ELA – 91%

ED Mathematics – 91%

Defying the Norm Award –10 point Academic Growth in ‘High Risk’ classifications

SWD Reading / ELA – 10 points

**Heritage High School**Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + passing the End of Course Test for any of the tested subjects and/or the Georgia High School Graduation Writing Test

9th Grade Literature – 90%

American Literature – 90%

Writing – 94%

Defying the Norm Award –10 point Academic Growth in ‘High Risk’ classifications on any of the End of Course Tests for the tested subjects

SWD 9th Grade Literature – 10 points

SWD Math I – 20 points

**Rockdale County High School**Defying the Norm Award –10 point Academic Growth in ‘High Risk’ classifications on any of the End of Course Tests for the tested subjects

SWD American Literature – 13 points

SWD Math I – 16 points

SWD U.S. History – 23 points

**Salem High School**Highest Aspirations Award - Absolute bar of 90% + passing the End of Course Test for any of the tested subjects and/or the Georgia High School Graduation Writing Test

Writing – 90%

Defying the Norm Award –10 point Academic Growth in ‘High Risk’ classifications on any of the End of Course Tests for the tested subjects

SWD American Literature – 22 points