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2015-16 School Choice

The Cobb County School District offers School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2015-2016 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2015 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2015-16 School Choice webpage.

Posted: 1/16/2015

Scamihorn Elected Board Chairman, Wheeler Elected Vice-Chairman; New Members Sworn In

Long-time Cobb resident and Board Vice-Chairman Randy Scamihorn has been elected Chairman of the Cobb County School District Board of Education. Post 7 representative Brad Wheeler was elected as Vice-Chairman. Two newly-elected members of the Board, Susan Thayer (photo, left) and David Chastain (photo, right) were also sworn into service by Justice Harris Hines of Georgia’s Supreme Court.

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Posted: 1/6/2015

Cobb Schools Exceed 2014 State Averages For College and Career Readiness (CCRPI)

Scores for Cobb County schools on the 2014 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) surpassed average scores for Georgia schools at all three levels – elementary, middle and high. The Georgia Department of Education today released the third year of ratings under the statewide accountability system. The CCRPI measurement is on a 100-point scale rating the academic achievement and progress of individual schools and their school systems.

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Posted: 12/19/2014

State Board of Education Approves Cobb Proposal To Become IE2 District

The State Board of Education has unanimously approved the Cobb County School District’s final contract to become an Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2) system of flexibility. The school district continues to be a leader statewide and the first in Georgia to be approved by the full State BOE as an IE2 district under a new state law requiring all districts to define a path of flexibility by July 2015.

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Posted: 12/12/2014

2014 Georgia High School Writing Test Results

Percentage of Cobb Students Passing Unchanged; Still Outperformed Metro Area Peers

At the district level, 98 percent of first-time test takers scored a passing grade, unchanged from 2013. Ninety-nine (99) percent of regular education students scored at or above the expected level of proficiency, which is also unchanged from last year’s administration. Eighty-six (86) percent of special education students taking the test scored at or above the expected level of proficiency, compared to 85 percent in the prior school year. Scores for English Language Learners (ELL) increased from 81 percent, to 96 percent in the current school year.

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Posted: 12/5/2014

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