2014 Georgia Reward Schools
McHenry Primary earns second consecutive High Progress Reward School
Posted on 09/16/2014
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McHenry Primary has been listed as a "High-Progress School" for the second year in a row by the Georgia Department of Education. The recognition came in a state release of Reward Schools on Tuesday, September 16.  “High-Progress School” is a Title I school that is among the top 10% of Title I schools in the state making the most progress in improving the performance of the “all students” group over three years on statewide assessments. "Achieving Destination Graduation for every child begins with success at the primary school level," commented Dr. Jeff McDaniel, superintendent of Floyd County Schools. "McHenry Primary demonstrates academic success starts with our very youngest children and follows them to graduation day."

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 Reward and Alert Schools Report is issued annually by the Georgia Department of Education.  The designations of Reward schools and Alert schools are part of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) or No Child Left Behind. 

"To win this honor two years in a row demonstrates continued focus on improvement at McHenry and in Floyd County Schools," added Tony Bethune, chief of curriculum and instruction. "It is one thing to show improvement on a year-to-year basis, but true academic progress is found in sustained academic gains over time."  

"Our faculty and staff are a family at McHenry and we approach education of our children in just that manner," stated Jenni Cunningham, principal at McHenry Primary. "Our teachers, staff, parents and community all come together to provide the best possible start to each child's educational journey to graduation."  McHenry Primary is a school for pre-k through second-grade children in the Pepperell attendance area.