While the Muscogee County School System improved its graduation rate during the 2010 school year, it did not made adequate yearly progress under the guidelines of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, according to preliminary results released today.
Thirty-two of the system's 56 schools made AYP -- a measurement of progress based on standardized test scores, graduation rate and other factors. In 2009, 42 schools made AYP.
The system increased its graduation rate from 79.8 percent in 2009 to 81.6 percent in 2010. This surpasses the state graduation rate of 80 percent.
Some schools that did not make AYP in 2009 were able to improve student performance and make AYP in 2010. These schools include Hannan Elementary Magnet Academy, Lonnie Jackson Academy, South Columbus Elementary, Baker Middle School and Eddy Middle School.
However, this year's results also put five high schools, four middle schools and three elementary schools in Needs Improvement status. A school is designated as a "needs improvement" school if it does not make AYP for two consecutive years.
These results are preliminary and do not include data from Criterion Referenced Competency Test and graduation exam retests. A final report will be released in September.
Here are the schools that made AYP, according to the preliminary data:
Here are the schools that have not made AYP, according to preliminary results
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