Today, the state released AYP numbers for local schools. They answer the question- are local schools meeting federal benchmarks?
In Bibb County, 24 out of 39 schools are not.· That includes all of the high schools in Bibb County: Central, Howard, Northeast, Rutland, Southwest, Westside, and Hutchings.
Here's a look at the Bibb County elementary schools that did not make AYP: Barden, Brookdale, Bruce, Burdell-Hunt, Burghard, Jones, King-Danforth, Rice, Riley, Rosa Taylor, Union, and Williams.
Five Middle Schools also didn't make AYP: Ballard-Hudson, Bloomfield, Howard, Rutland, and Weaver.
Bibb County Superintendent Dr. Romain Dallemand had this to say in a news release about the poor results, "With less than half of our schools making AYP on the first determination, we all must recognize the sense of urgency for implementing change at all levels of our schools and the district so that all of our students are receiving high levels of education."
We also checked Houston County's scores.· 7 out of 37 schools didn't meet federal benchmarks: Houston Career and Technical Center, Northside High, Perry High, Warner Robins High, Northside Middle, Thomson Middle, and Westside Elementary.
Across the state, 63 percent of schools made adequate yearly progress.
That's down from 71 percent last year.