By Greg Gullberg
May 07, 2013
Valdosta, GA - If you could grade your child’s school, what would it be? Well the Georgia Department of Education did just that.
Valdosta City Schools scored a combined 84.8% out of 100%.
Lowndes County Schools scored 93.7%.
Thomas County Schools scored 80.9%.
And Thomasville City Schools scored 71.2%.
The state average is 79.1%.
The grades are based on factors such as graduation rate, performance on standardized tests and student attendance.
It’s a new plan to give parents a detailed look at how their child's school is performing called the "College and Career Ready Performance Index". The old system just measured schools by whether they were making "adequate yearly progress" or "needed improvement".
The new system is a central part of the state’s waiver from the Federal program “No Child Left Behind”.