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GADOE Releases 2019-2020 Lists of Distinguished Schools and Reward Schools

GES and RES Title I Reward and Distinguished Schools

The Georgia Department of Education released its 2019-2020 lists of Distinguished Schools and Reward Schools.

The Distinguished Schools designation recognizes the highest-performing Title I schools in Georgia, while the Reward Schools designation recognizes Title I schools making the greatest improvements.

“While we are focused on continuous improvement for all schools, it’s also essential that we recognize when schools are doing well,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “These schools are overcoming barriers, meeting challenges, and producing great gains for their students. I commend the school leaders, teachers, parents and communities in our 2019-20 Distinguished and Reward Schools who are opening up opportunities for their students.”

Congratulations to Rincon ES for being a Distinguished School! Distinguished Schools are among the highest-performing 5% of Title I Schoolwide schools and Title I Targeted Assistance schools.

Congratulations to Guyton ES and Sand Hill ES for being Reward Schools! Reward Schools are among the greatest-improving 5% of Title I Schoolwide schools and Title I Targeted Assistance schools. Reward Schools also have to maintain the performance of their economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities, and English learners to be recognized.


*On 12/19/19 the DOE updated the original list to include Sand Hill E.S. as a Reward School