Star School Climate Rating
Floyd County tops state in 5-Star Ratings
Posted on 06/02/2016
Star rating
We have become accustomed to rating systems using stars and 5-stars being the top rating for anything from hotel stays to an online purchase.  The state has gotten in on the trend by issuing star ratings for schools called the School Climate Star Ratings.  Floyd County Schools increased the number of 5-star rated schools from eight to 11 for the 2015 reporting year issued this week. This is especially significant as the trend across the state was a lower number of schools earning the 5-star rating.  Six additional schools in Floyd County received a 4-star rating and one school received a 3-Star rating.  

Star ratings indicate:

5-star schools rank as excellent
4-star schools rank as above average
3-star schools rank as average
2-star schools ranked as below satisfactory
1-star schools ranked as unsatisfactory

According to the release by the state, school climate refers to the quality and character of school life - the "culture" of a school. A sustainable, positive school climate fosters youth development and student learning, which are essential elements for academic success, career-skill improvement and overall quality of life. The School Climate Star Rating helps determine whether a school is on the right path to school improvement.

5-Star   

Alto Park Elementary, Armuchee Middle, Cave Spring Elementary, Garden Lakes Elementary, Glenwood Primary, Johnson Elementary, McHenry Primary, Model Elementary, Model Middle, Pepperell Primary and Pepperell Middle earned a 5-star or excellent rating in the report.

Armuchee Middle, Cave Spring Elementary, Garden Lakes Elementary, McHenry Primary, Model Elementary, and Model Middle each raised their school star rating to the top level for 2015.   

4-Star  

Armuchee High, Armuchee Elementary, Coosa Middle, Model High, Pepperell Elementary, and Pepperell High each earned a 4-star or above average rating.  

3-Star 

Coosa High had a 3-star or average rating in the report.      

"When staff, children and parents feel good about the learning environment they are going to be successful," commented Dr. John Jackson, superintendent of Floyd County Schools. "These excellent star rating scores continue to climb for our school system and show our commitment to providing a quality learning environment to help our children reach their destination of graduation."