State mistake, Georgiana makes AYP

Published 12:11 am Saturday, September 11, 2010

It’s good news for the Georgiana community: Georgiana School has officially achieved AYP status for the 2009-2010 year.

“We were successful in our application for review by the State Department of Education and our school has achieved 100 percent AYP for last year,” said principal Joseph Dean.

Georgiana School narrowly missed achieving AYP in the original report, due to graduation rate. The graduation rate data, however, had been erroneously based on RL Austin Elementary, the larger of the two schools that consolidated to create Butler County Magnet School/Georgiana School, rather than using Georgiana High School.

“I’m happy for our teachers, staff and the students. It’s always good to reach another goal and we will be working hard to continue to make progress at Georgiana School,” Dean said.

Butler County School Superintendent Darren Douthitt said he was extremely proud the hard work of the students and faculty at the school had paid off.

“I really appreciate the fact the State Department handled this in a timely fashion,” Douthitt said.

Georgiana School joins McKenzie School, W.O. Parmer Elementary and Greenville Elementary in achieving AYP for the last school year within the district.