Two Glynn County schools were recently included in the list of Georgia’s 2018 Title I Reward Schools.

The Georgia Department of Education announced that C.B. Greer Elementary and St. Simons Elementary are among this year’s Title I Reward Schools.

Both schools have been designated as “Highest-Performing Reward Schools” since 2014, which means the schools are among the highest 5 percent of the state’s Title I schools.

“We are thrilled and honored to be recognized again as a Title I Reward School for Highest-Performing,” said Katy Ginn, principal of St. Simons Elementary School, in a press release. “This award is affirmation to our students, teachers and families that our hard work and dedication is paying off for our students. We are so proud of our students and their success.”

Carter Akins, principal at C.B. Greer Elementary, also said the honor is the result of many people’s hard work, both students and staff.

“This recognition is a testament to the collective efforts of students, teachers and parents ... (and) we are proud of our students and their achievements,” he said.

Calculations to identify Title I Reward schools are based on the highest absolute performance over three years for the all-students group and for all demographic subgroups, according to the Georgia Department of Education.

Both St. Simons Elementary and C.B. Greer Elementary were identified in 2012 as High-Progress Reward Schools.

In 2013, C.B. Greer Elementary was named a Highest-Performing Reward School, and St. Simons Elementary was a High-Progress Reward School.

A school may not be classified as a highest-performing school if there are significant achievement gaps at the school across the subgroups that are not closing.

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