Chase Street Elementary School Named Georgia Title I Distinguished School

Staff Report From Athens CEO

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

State School Superintendent Richard Woods released the 2018 list of Georgia Title I Distinguished Schools – the highest-performing Title I schools in the state - and Chase Street Elementary was among those listed.  Chase Street School was previously named a Georgia Title I Distinguished School in 2012 and 2017; a Georgia Title I Reward School in 2013 and a National Title I Distinguished School in 2013.

“We are very proud of the work that has been done, and continues to be done, at Chase Street School,” said Demond Means, Superintendent of Clarke County Schools.   “Congratulations to the teachers, students, staff and administrators for this well deserved recognition.”

“In addition to identifying schools in need of additional support, it’s important for us to recognize and applaud schools when they’re doing well,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “These public schools are among the very best in the state and are doing extraordinary work on behalf of their students and communities.”  

Distinguished Schools are among the top 5% of all Title I schools in Georgia, when ranked according to their most recent CCRPI score. Schools identified for CSI or TSI support are not eligible.

All Distinguished Schools will be eligible to apply for the National ESEA Distinguished Schools Program award, sponsored by the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators, in 2019. Each state selects two schools for this award; those two schools are recognized nationally and receive award funds from Title I A to support participation in the national conference.

Moving forward, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) will calculate the list of Distinguished Schools annually. Beginning in fall 2019, GaDOE will also calculate a list of Reward Schools – schools with the highest rate of improvement when the current year’s CCRPI score is compared to the previous year.