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Four-Year Graduation Rate Increases For Third Consecutive Year in Cobb

The U.S. Department of Education defines the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate as the number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who entered high school four years earlier (including adjustments for student transfers). This uniform calculation method allows for accurate and comparable data across all 50 states, improving transparency and accountability. In the past, states measured graduation rates using inconsistent methods, resulting in incomparable sets of data.

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Posted 10/30/2014

Cobb Community Honors Teachers of the Year at Annual ‘Give Our Schools a Hand’ Pep Rally

The 26th anniversary celebration of ‘Give Our Schools A Hand’ culminated with the community pep rally Oct. 28 at Roswell Street Baptist Church. Teachers of the Year from all Cobb County and Marietta City schools, as well as local postsecondary education institutions, began their day with a special breakfast provided by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. See all the photos on the CobbCast News Blog

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Posted 10/28/2014

CCSD Updates Enrollment Protocol

The health and safety of our students and school staffs is our highest priority. National and international health authorities are currently working to manage an ongoing outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in several countries in West Africa. The Cobb County School District has released an update to the Enrollment Protocol as well a letter to parents informing them of the changes. Please see the links below.

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Posted 10/17/2014

King Springs Elementary School To Become Dual Campus in 2015

To relieve overcrowded conditions at a school that continues to grow in popularity and enrollment, King Springs Elementary School in Smyrna will provide a dual campus arrangement for its students beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.

King Springs’ special needs preschool, kindergarten and first grade students will relocate to the former Brown Elementary School located at 3265 Brown Road, approximately two miles from King Springs’ current campus. This location will be known as the King Springs Primary School and will house approximately 310 students.

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Posted 10/15/2014

SAT Scores Unchanged for Cobb, State / National Averages Decline

SAT scores for the Cobb County School District’s most recent graduates remain well above averages for the state of Georgia and the nation, although there was no change in the overall score from last year. Seniors in the class of 2014 posted a combined SAT score of 1515 (includes Reading, Math, and Writing totals), exceeding their statewide peers’ average by 70 points and the national average by 18 points.

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Posted 10/7/2014

Cobb Proposes Becoming IE2 District in 2015

By June 2015, state law requires all Georgia school districts to choose a framework for leading and operating schools. The Cobb County School District currently saves almost $44 million annually through state waivers no longer available after July 1, 2015, unless a contract is developed to become either a charter system or an Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2) system. The Cobb County Board of Education will take up the IE2 proposal at its Sept. 2014 meeting. Find out more about IE2

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Posted 8/13/2014

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