Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy has been named a Georgia Title I Distinguished School.
Clark Creek Elementary achieved the recognition awarded only to the top 5% of Title I schools in the state based on its students’ academic success and progress last school year. Title I schools are those that serve higher populations of students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.
“Clark Creek has achieved a phenomenal list of accolades in is short history, and while we are proud of each one, this one is a true testament to what we’re all about: ensuring equity and access so all students can achieve academically,” Cherokee County Superintendent Brian Hightower said in a statement. “Principal Joey Moss, her dedicated team of teachers and staff, and her outstanding partnerships with parents and the business community, make success like this possible. Kudos and congratulations!”
Georgia’s Distinguished Schools, including Clark Creek, are eligible to apply for the National Distinguished Schools Award; each state can select two schools for the national recognition.
“While we are focused on continuous improvement for all schools, it’s also essential that we recognize when schools are doing well,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “These schools are overcoming barriers, meeting challenges, and producing great gains for their students. I commend the school leaders, teachers, parents and communities in our 2019-20 Distinguished and Reward Schools who are opening up opportunities for their students.”
The Cherokee County School Board and Hightower will recognize the school’s leaders at the Dec. 12 school board meeting.