Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Simpson Middle School had one of the Cobb scores in the College and Career Ready Performance Index, which replaces No Child Left Behind measures.
The first test of Georgia's alternative to No Child Left Behind has yielded fairly good marks for the Cobb County School District and excellent results for a number of schools in Northeast Cobb. According to the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), students at the elementary, middle and high school levels of both public school systems outpaced the state average on a wide-ranging accountability spectrum. The index grades each school in the state on a 100-point scale, measuring achievement (70 points) and tracking progress points (15 points) and achievement gap points (15 points). All of the 16 schools in Northeast Cobb (ZIP code 30066) reached or surpassed a score of 80, and 12 schools had scores of 90 or better, led by …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Mabry, Simpson, Daniell and McCleskey middle schools all had more than 90 percent of students meet or exceed state standards.
Tuesday, March 26
Eighty-seven percent of students in the Cobb County School District met or surpassed standards in the winter 2013 state Eighth Grade Writing Test, according to a figures released by the district Monday. Cobb has the highest percentage of students of any school district in the metro Atlanta area reaching or surpassing the state benchmark, and it is one point above 2012 Cobb results. The metro figure is 86 percent, while across the state 82 percent of students reached or went beyond the standards. Northeast Cobb-area middle schools were among the best in the school-by-school results once again, with 97 percent of Mabry Middle School students meeting or surpassing the standards, followed by 94 percent at Simpson Middle School, 92 percent at …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Ed Thayer, who oversees operations in the Kell, Lassiter and Sprayberry districts, is stepping down in August.
Thursday, March 14
The Cobb County School District's assistant superintendent for the Northeast Cobb area is retiring right before the start of the 2013-14 school year. The Cobb Board of Education on Wednesday approved the retirement request of Ed Thayer, who coordinates school operations in Area 4, which includes the Kell, Lassiter and Sprayberry high school districts and 17 feeder schools. He will leave the district Aug. 1 after 37 years in education, including 21 in Cobb schools, according to The Marietta Daily Journal, which reported that his position will not be filled to save money. The CCSD currently has six area superintendents who report to Cheryl Hungerford, the deputy superintendent for leadership and learning. Area 4 includes Daniell, Mabry, …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Students interested receiving one of six $1,000 grants need to apply by Feb. 25.
Monday, February 11
The deadline for applying for a Margie Hatfield Scholarship given by the East Cobb County Council PTA is approaching. High school students from all six high schools in the East Cobb area -- Kell, Lassiter, Pope, Sprayberry, Walton and Wheeler -- need to apply by Feb. 25. A student from each of the schools will receive $1,000 toward their college educations. The East Cobb County Council PTA created the Margie Hatfield Scholarship Fund to honor the dedication and years of service given by Mrs. Hatfield to the youth of the Council PTA. She is a Past President of the organization who served three consecutive terms. It is with this service in mind that the Council PTA sponsors the scholarship program. This fund is to help deserving youth in …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
East Cobb high school students can meet with college representatives at Tuesday's event.
Saturday, February 9
Thanks to Wheeler High School professional school counselor Kristin Schloemer Bryant for sending along this reminder of next Tuesday's QUEST East College Fair at Lassiter High School: QUEST East College Fair is the annual college fair hosted by Kell, Lassiter, Pope, Sprayberry and Wheeler high schools. This year’s fair will take place Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 6:30-8pm at Lassiter High School. Over 80 different colleges, universities and post-secondary options will be present. This is a great event for the whole family and anyone is invited to attend. See the attached PDFs for an informational flyer and a listing of schools that will be represented at the fair.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Cobb County School District released results this week from October tests in the 3rd, 5th and 7th grades.
Earlier this week the Cobb County School District released results of the latest Iowa Test of Basic Skills, which were taken in October. Third graders’ average composite scores ranked in the 68th percentile, meaning that Cobb third graders scored equal to or better than 68 percent of all other U.S. third grade students who participated in the test. Composite scores for Cobb fifth graders ranked in the 65th percentile and the district's seventh graders came in the 62nd percentile. The latest test results also reflect how Cobb students are faring in grade equivalency measurements. The figure before the decimal represents the grade level of the student’s performance, while the digits that follow the decimal represent the month within the …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A detailed look at proposed construction and maintenance work before Cobb voters in the March 2013 referendum.
While the big-ticket items on the March 2013 Cobb Education SPLOST referendum have been getting most of the attention, every school in the Cobb County School District is slated for improvements. The Cobb Board of Education called for the referendum earlier this month and set a date for the vote on March 19, 2013. What follows is a detailed look at what each school in Northeast Cobb -- ZIP code 30066 -- would be getting if Cobb voters approve the $717 million extension of the one-cent SPLOST, which would begin collection for five years starting in January 2014. Information has been culled from the attached SPLOST IV final "notebook" of proposed projects. Here are the major school-specific projects in Northeast Cobb: At J.J. Daniell Middle…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The school-by-school results of last year's standardized test, which is taken by every Cobb third through eighth grader, were released today.
The Georgia Department of Education released the school-level test scores of the 2012 Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) for all state schools on Thursday. Overall, Georgia schools saw a third consecutive year of improvement, with English/language arts, social studies and reading skills increasing. Math and science scores as a whole stayed the same or declined only slightly. The tests are a crucial part of determining whether or not a school meets its Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goals, but the importance of this 12-year-old test will diminish in the coming years as Georgia schools transition to the Common Core Curriculum, which is being implemented by 47 states. According to figures reported by the Marietta Daily Journal, Cobb …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Superintendent Michael Hinojosa is recommending denial of a start-up school in Smyrna, despite strong community support for the plan.
The Cobb Board of Education is expected to vote Thursday on a petition to create a charter school in Smyrna. Many parents and residents there want it, and since last week's board work session have provided school officials with additional information about a possible location. But superintendent Michael Hinojosa continues to recommend against granting the charter status for financial, facilities and academic reasons. That issue figures to be the major item of business when the board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cobb County School District office board room, located at 514 Glover Street in Marietta. An executive session has been called for 6 p.m. Supporters of the proposed Smyrna Academy of Excellence throughout Cobb County are upset…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Students will be dismissed early on Wednesday and Thursday, the last two days of the 2011-12 school year.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Cobb County School District is releasing students early today and Thursday, the last two days of the school year. The early release schedule for each academic level is as follows: Buses will begin their normal routes at the early dismissal times for each level. These early release times have been added to the Cobb County School District master calendar. Click here to view and sync with your smartphone. Keep up with school news in our area by subscribing to Northeast Cobb Patch's free email newsletter, liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.