Today, Governor Nathan Deal, along with the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), announced the 159 Georgia public schools in 42 districts that will receive Highest Performing or Greatest Gains school awards.

The school awards, developed by GOSA and approved by the State Board of Education (SBOE), are part of Georgia’s Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS). Highest Performing schools must earn a three-year average College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Content Mastery Score that ranks in at least the 93rd percentile. Greatest Gains schools must earn a three-year average CCRPI Progress Score that ranks in at least the 93rd percentile. Each award category has four tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. To account for changes made to the 2018 CCRPI, GOSA revised the criteria for the 2018 SSAS awards. The SBOE approved those revisions in September. For more details on how awards are calculated, visit the SSAS Awards page.

The 2018 Greatest Gains award winners include 112 schools across 41 districts, and the 2018 Highest Performing award winners include 78 schools across 17 districts. Thirty-one schools in 12 districts are award winners in both categories.

Winning schools will receive a banner and certificate to display in the school. A list of award recipients is available below.

2018 SSAS School Awards