(Monroe, GA) – The Georgia Department of Education has named Walker Park Elementary School a Title I Distinguished School – a title given to the highest-performing Title I schools in the state based on their most recent CCRPI scores.
When ranked according to their most recent CCRPI single score, Distinguished Schools are among the highest performing schools that represent 5% of all Title I Schoolwide schools and 5% of all Title I Targeted Assistance schools eligible for identification.
“I congratulate Walker Park Elementary School for being recognized at the state-level for making exceptional progress and empowering all students to learn,” said Superintendent Nathan Franklin. “This recognition is attributed to the hard work and dedication of Walker Park’s administrative team, teachers, staff and students.”
This year, Walker Park achieved the district’s highest elementary CCRPI score with an 86.8, a one-year increase of 5.5 points. In addition to their outstanding overall score, WPES achieved a perfect score of 100 in two of the four component areas, Progress and Closing Gaps. As part of the state’s CCRPI release, WPES also achieved a 4 out of a possible 5-star School Climate Star Rating in 2019.
“I am extremely proud to see Walker Park ranked among the best Title I schools in the state,” said Principal Brian Hobbs. Over the past year, our team has placed a strong emphasis on standards-based individualized learning to meet the needs of all students and ensure that each student has the opportunity to be successful in our school. I am honored to be a part of the Walker Park family and commend our teachers, students and staff for this high honor.”
The Walton County School District serves around 14,000 students in 15 schools including nine elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools. The mission of the Walton County School District is to ensure that each student acquires the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve personal success and enrich the community. The district values students as individuals with unique intellectual, physical, social, and emotional needs. For more information, please visit www.walton.k12.ga.us.W