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Muscogee Schools: 32 of 56 schools make AYP, system improves graduation rate

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:

Elementary:

Allen

Benning Hills

Blanchard

Britt David

Clubview

Davis

Double Churches

Downtown

Eagle Ridge

Edgewood

Hannan

Johnson

Lonnie Jackson

Mathews

Midland Academy

North Columbus

Reese Road

Rigdon Road

South Columbus

St. Mary's

Waddell

Middle:

Arnold

Baker

East Columbus

Eddy

Midland

Richards

Veterans Memorial

High:

Columbus

Early College

Northside

Hardaway

Here are the schools that have not made AYP, according to preliminary results

Elementary:

Brewer --

Cusseta

Dawson

Dimon

Forrest Road

Fox

Gentian

Georgetown

Key

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Muscogee

River Road

Wesley Heights

Wynnton

Middle:

Blackmon

Double Churches Middle

Fort

Marshall

Rothschild

High:

Carver

Jordan

Kendrick

Shaw

Spencer

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