Dresden, Henderson Mill Elementary Schools Named 'Distinguished'

The two schools were among 25 that were named Title 1 Distinguished Schools by the Georgia Department of Education earlier this week.

The DeKalb County School System announced today that 25 county schools – including and elementary schools – have been named Title I Distinguished Schools by the Georgia Department of Education.

"Our teachers, students and administrators work diligently each day to achieve academic excellence and student success," DeKalb County Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson said in a statement. "Their efforts have not gone unnoticed, and I am encouraged by their progress."

Title I Distinguished Schools that have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for three consecutive years are awarded a certificate while those who have made AYP eight or more years receive a monetary award paid for out of federal funds.

Certificates were awarded to the following schools:

  • Allgood Elementary School
  • Avondale Elementary School
  • Brockett Elementary School
  • Browns Mill Elementary School
  • Canby Lane Elementary School
  • Clifton Elementary School
  • DeKalb Early College Academy
  • DeKalb PATH Academy Charter School
  • Dresden Elementary School
  • Hambrick Elementary School
  • Henderson Mill Elementary School
  • Huntley Hills Elementary School
  • Marbut Elementary School
  • Montclair Elementary School
  • Pine Ridge Elementary School
  • Rock Chapel Elementary School
  • Shadow Rock Elementary School
  • Snapfinger Elementary School
  • The Champion Middle Theme School

The following schools received a monetary award:

  • Hightower Elementary School: $21,624
  • Oakcliff Elementary School: $18,020
  • Kelley Lake Elementary School: $18,020
  • Bob Mathis Elementary School: $14,416
  • DeKalb Elementary School Arts: $1,530
  • Robert Shaw Theme School: $1,530

Title I schools have significant populations of students who are
economically disadvantaged. These schools receive federal money to assist
with the education of their students.

For the complete list of distinguished schools, click on the link below.


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