McDONOUGH — Five Henry County schools have been named Reward Schools this academic year.

According to the Georgia Department of Education, the Rewards Schools designation recognizes Title I schools making the greatest improvements. Reward Schools are among the 5% of the state’s Title I schools with the highest performance, over three years, for the “all students” group on statewide assessments. Reward Schools also have to maintain the performance of their economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities and English learners to be recognized.

The following are the Rewards Schools:

♦ Austin Road Elementary School

♦ Hickory Flat Elementary School

♦ Pleasant Grove Elementary

♦ Stockbridge Elementary School

♦ Stockbridge Middle School

“While we are focused on continuous improvement for all schools, it’s also essential that we recognize when schools are doing well,” said State School Superintendent Richard Woods. “These schools are overcoming barriers, meeting challenges, and producing great gains for their students. I commend the school leaders, teachers, parents and communities in our 2019-20 Distinguished and Reward Schools who are opening up opportunities for their students.”

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