Greensboro, Ga. (December 12, 2016) - Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) received the Georgia Department of Education's (DOE) College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) data for the 2015-16 school year, and the public charter school's scores far surpass that of the state scores. The CCRPI is Georgia's annual tool for measuring how well its educational system - to include schools, districts, and the state itself - is preparing students for college and career readiness.
The state scores for Georgia's elementary schools is 71.7, the score for middle schools is 71.5, and 75.7 for high schools, with an overall statewide score of 73.6. LOA received an elementary score of 97.2, a middle school score of 97, and a high school score of 96. LOA's overall school score is 97, an increase over last year's score of 94.2.
The Georgia DOE describes the CCRPI as having four main components: Achievement, Progress, Achievement Gap, and Challenge Points. These components have multiple indicators and are combined for a total CCRPI score on a scale of 0 to 100, with a possibility of 10 additional points. The CCRPI also reports other information such as the performance of student subgroups, school climate, and financial efficiency status.
According to the 2016 CCRPI rankings as reported by the ajc.com, LOA's scores rank its elementary school among the top 2% in the state (number 22 out of 1250 schools that recorded a score), the middle school among the top 3% (number 13 out of 592 schools that recorded a score), and the LOA high school ranks in the top 7% (number 31 out of 451 schools that recorded a score).
"I am extremely pleased with the 2016 CCRPI scores," said Dr. Otho Tucker, CEO of LOA. "We will certainly experience fluctuations in scores from year to year, but the overall consistency in academic achievement demonstrated by our students is very important. LOA's scores are comparable to the best public schools and districts across the state, even among schools that are able to select students, such as magnet schools and schools for the gifted, as opposed to LOA students who are admitted through a lottery.
"I would like to commend the faculty, staff, and administration for their hard work and commitment. The dedication shown by directors, faculty, staff, custodians, food service, parents, volunteers, and everyone else who contributes to the vision, mission, and culture of LOA is what makes it special. I would also like to thank the LOA Board of Governors for providing the support to our educators that is critical to the success of our students and the morale of the school. It allows us to live our passion for the education of our students."