For the second year, Brookwood School has been named a Title I Reward School by the Georgia Department of Education. The school again was recognized as a Highest-Performing School that ranks it among the 5 percent of Title I schools in the state that has the highest absolute performance over three years for the “all students” group on the statewide assessments. Only 78 schools in Georgia received this recognition and only five in the northwest Georgia area. The Reward Schools honors are part of the state’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver.
In a letter of congratulations from State School Superintendent John Barge, he wrote, “As we continue to raise expectations for all students in our state, schools like yours make me confident we will reach our goal of providing a rigorous and relevant education to all students in Georgia.”
Brookwood Principal Celeste Martin said, ““Our staff is committed to continuous innovation in non-traditional ways, allowing for more meaningful experiences for students to get outside the school, tackle real-world problems, and communicate solutions. We are grateful for the relationships that we have with our students and their families.”
Superintendent Jim Hawkins commended the Brookwood staff and students for their pursuit of excellence for all students. “I’m excited to see Brookwood recognized for the high quality instructional program, student achievement and staff commitment. This recognition is validation of the hard work, dedication and focus of the staff and students at Brookwood to high academic standards and student achievement at all levels.”