112 Schools Elementary Schools – 67 Middle Schools - 25 High Schools - 16 Special Education Centers - 2 Adult Education Center - 1 Performance Learning Ctr. - 1 Enrollment: 107,000+ White 43.7% Black 31.2% Hispanic 16.9% Asian 4.9% Multi-Racial 3% With more than 13,000 employees, CCSD is the second largest employer in Cobb County. 61% of teachers have earned advanced degrees. magnet programs for advanced studies in a variety of subjects: Math, Science & Technology | International Studies | Engineering & Biotechnology International Baccalaureate | Performing Arts | Medical Sciences & Research 6 The District earned five-year re-accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in November 2009, following a comprehensive evaluation.
More than 90% of students in grades 3-8 met or exceeded standards on the Reading and English Language Arts sections of the 2012 CRCT. On the Math section of the 2012 CRCT, over 84% of students in grades 3-8 met or exceeded standards. Since 2008, the percentage of students in grades 3-8 that exceeded standards on the CRCT has increased from 28.6% to 43.0%, an average of 3.6% per year.
High School – 97% meet or exceed standards 8 th Grade – 86% meet or exceed standards 5 th Grade – 84% meet or exceed standards 3 rd Grade – 70 th percentile 5 th Grade – 68 th percentile 7 th Grade – 64 th percentile 2012 EOCT data shows strong student performance in nearly every content area; increased across all eight courses tested.
The District average score of 1520 is 68 points higher than the state average and 22 points higher than the national average. 81% of 2012 graduates (5,790) took the SAT. With a composite score of 22.2, 2012 marks the seventh consecutive year Cobb graduates exceeded national averages on the ACT in all four subject areas (English, Math, Reading and Science). 50% of 2012 graduates (3,571) took the ACT.
In 2012 and 2013, 15 Cobb high schools were recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as AP Honor Schools for increasing AP access and participation. Cobb is among just 388 public school systems in the U.S. to earn a place on the College Boards AP Achievement List for expanding access to rigorous AP coursework.
These 25 schools are among the 868 recognized as Title I Distinguished Schools by the state for achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) at least three years in a row. Fifteen of these schools made AYP for 5 or more years in a row. Five Title I schools were recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as Reward Schools for showing significant academic progress over the past three years: Hendricks Elementary, Fair Oaks Elementary, Lindley Middle, Osborne High and Sky View Elementary. ArgyleBrumbyHarmony LelandNorton ParkSky View AustellBryantLaBellePowers FerryCooper Middle Hendricks (fmr. Austell Int.) ClarkdaleMabletonRiverside PrimaryGriffin Middle BirneyClayMcCall PrimarySandersLindley Middle BrownDowellMilfordSedalia ParkTapp Middle
In 2008, CCSD had 645 African-American students take the ACT In 2012, CCSD had 973 African-American student test takers. On the 2012 ACT, 27% of CCSD test takers were African-American, 51% were White. NationGeorgiaCobb English 16.016.721.8 Math 17.317.722.0 Reading 17.217.822.6 Science 17.217.721.9 Composite 17.017.622.2 2012 ACT average scores for African-American students:
Reading Gap (2006) African American: White = 14% Reading Gap (2012) African American: White = 6% GPS curriculum assessed in Grades 1-8 Beginning in 2011, Grades 3-8 were assessed
ELA Gap (2006) African American: White = 15% ELA Gap (2012) African American: White = 7% GPS curriculum assessed in Grades 1-8 Beginning in 2011, Grades 3-8 were assessed
Math Gap (2006) African American: White = 17% Math Gap (2012) African American: White = 16% Beginning in 2011, Grades 3-8 were assessed GPS curriculum assessed in Grades 1-8
Science Gap (2006) African American: White = 23% Science Gap (2012) African American: White = 22% Beginning in 2011, Grades 3-8 were assessed GPS curriculum assessed in Grades 1-8
2012Hendricks Elementary 2011Timber Ridge Elementary 2009Hightower Trail Middle 2008Mabry Middle 2007Walton High 2003Dickerson Middle 2001Shallowford Falls Elementary 2000Lassiter High
2011Hillgrove High, Sprayberry High 2010Lassiter High 2009Pope High, Dodgen Middle, Ford Elementary, Mableton Elementary, Teasley Elementary 2008Harrison High, Lassiter High, Dickerson Middle, Kemp Elementary, Timber Ridge Elementary 2007Daniell Middle, Davis Elem., Rocky Mount Elem., Shallowford Falls Elem., Murdock Elem. 2006Tritt Elementary 2005Walton High 2003Hightower Trail Middle 2002Sprayberry High 2000Campbell High, Mabry Middle
Board approves largest redistricting in District history. District received A+ rating for public transparency by Sunshine Review.Sunshine Review Cobb named one of Top Communities for Music Education in USA by NAMM Foundation and American Music Conference. Magnet programs at Wheeler & Kennesaw Mountain high schools awarded state Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) certification. Dr. Hinojosa creates the Teachers and Business Advisory Committees.
Alfred Watkins of Lassiter High presented with Americas Most Admired Band Director award, as selected by peers. Stacey Osborne Duffy of Mountain View Elementary was announced as statewide Elementary Science Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Science Teachers Association. Jamee Douglas, fifth grade teacher at Big Shanty Elementary was named 2012 Champion of the Year by the Georgia Clean Air Campaign as part of the organizations PACE awards program. Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics honored Deborah Poss of Lassiter High with the organizations highest honor, the Gladys M. Thompson Distinguished Service Award. Michelle Mikes, District 6-12 math supervisor received the John Neff Award for Excellence, reserved for supervisors who inspire and mentor fellow teachers and advocate for math education. Media center staffs at McClure Middle, Belmont Hills Elementary and Russell Elementary received 2012 Exemplary/Exceptional Library Media Program Awards from the Georgia Department of Education. Howard Siggelko and the CCSD Office of Records Management given 2012 Award for Excellence in Archival Program Development from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board. Erica McDonald, instructor at the Cobb/Paulding Adult Education Center, recently received the Teacher of Honor award from the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. Veteran bus driver Michael Graham took top honors for the Cobb County Bus Road-e-o for a second straight year, then went on to capture first place at the state Road-e-o competition.
Osborne JROTC Raider Challenge – National Championship Pope Wrestling – Back-to-back 2013, 2012 Team Dual State Champions Walton Girls Volleyball – THREE-PEAT 2012, 2011, 2010 State Champions
Allatoona Girls Soccer – 2012 3-A State Champions Kell Boys Track & Field - 2012 4-A State Champions Kennesaw Mountain Literary Team – 2012 State Champions McEachern Girls Basketball - 2012 5-A State Champions Pope Wrestling - 2012 4-A Team Dual State Champions Pope Girls Volleyball – 2011, 2010 4-A State Champions Walton Girls Track & Field - 2012 5-A State Champions Walton Girls Volleyball – 2011, 2010 5-A State Champions
Harrison Girls Soccer - 2011 5-A State Champions Kennesaw Mountain Literary Team – 2011, 2010, 2009 State Champions Lassiter Girls Swimming – 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 5-A State Champions Pope Boys Tennis - 2011 4-A State Champions Pope Girls Volleyball - 2010 4-A State Champions, 2009 5-A State Champions Walton Boys Lacrosse - 2011 5-A State Champions Walton Girls Cross Country – 2011, 2010 5-A State Champions Walton Boys Soccer - 2011 5-A State Champions Walton Girls Tennis – 2011 – Eight Consecutive 5-A State Champions