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Banks County Elementary School is a Title I school. The focus of all Title I programs is to help all students meet high academic achievement standards. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program and activities in our school.
Click the Title I Parent Involvement Survey link below to complete a confidential survey to assist us with future planning for parental involvement activities and events at Banks County Elementary School. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
Lexia Reading Program is available to students at home.
Simply go to www.lexiaCore5.com
Select Student, then enter your student's homeroom teacher's email address.
Username: student’s 5-digit lunch number
There is also a LexiaCore 5 App available in the iOS App Store.
The Georgia Department of Education recently released the list of 2014 Reward Schools. The designation is reserved for schools with the highest performance or the biggest academic gains by students in the last three years. Banks County Elementary School has been named a High-Progress School and Banks County Middle School has been recognized as a Highest Performance School.
To be heralded as a highest performance school, a Title I school must be among the 5% 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.
A school must be among the 10% of Title I schools in the State that is making the most progress in improving the performance of the “all students” group over three years on the statewide assessments to be named high-progress. A school may not be classified as a High-Progress School if there are significant achievement gaps across subgroups that are not closing in the school.
Principal of Banks County Middle School, Nancy Bentley, said, “The students, faculty and staff at the middle school have worked hard to achieve this honor, and I am very proud of their accomplishments. We have supportive parents, central office staff, and Board of Education members who have played a vital role in our success. It is truly a team effort,” commented Bentley.
Of the recent award, Michael Williams, principal of BCES said, “We are proud of this recognition. It is a tribute to our students, staff and parents. This recognition confirms that we are seeing success for all students,” said Williams.
The State’s new accountability system, implemented last February after the State received a waiver granted by the federal government from the federal No Child Left Behind Act, categorizes schools as priority, focus and reward schools depending on graduation rates and progress on state standardized assessments.
Interim Superintendent of Banks County Schools, Donna Reed, said, “I am extremely proud of the elementary school’s and the middle school’s most recent designation. The recognitions are well-deserved. The students, teachers, parents, and administrators are all working together to increase student learning at these schools,” Reed noted.
Only 25 elementary schools in Georgia were named Platinum Award Winners. Schools having earned this award must meet the following criteria, which are based on the results of the most recent two years of Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT):
AYP status for at least 3 consecutive years
> 35% of students exceed standards
be in th 98th percentile of greatest gain