Buzz: Ten Floyd County Schools perform better than expected in performance index. GNTC’s Scottie Carter places in national competition.

Buzz: Ten Floyd County Schools perform better than expected in performance index. GNTC’s Scottie Carter places in national competition.

Media release: Ten Floyd County schools beat the odds in 2017, performing better than statistically expected on the College and Career Ready Performance Index.

The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system. It measures schools and school districts on a 100-point scale based on multiple indicators of performance. The Beating the Odds analysis predicts a range within which a school’s CCRPI score is statistically expected to fall – given the school’s size, grade cluster (elementary, middle, and high, not including primary schools and the college and career academy), student mobility, and student demographics (including race/ethnicity, disability, English learners, and poverty). If an individual school’s actual CCRPI is above the predicted range, then that school beat the odds.

“This is a major improvement over last year when only two of our schools were classified as ‘Beating the Odds’ schools,” said Floyd County Schools Superintendent Dr. John Jackson. “We are excited to celebrate our higher performing schools and will work to get the others on to the list in the future.”

The Floyd County schools that are designated in 2017 as having “beat the odds” are:

  • Alto Park Elementary
  • Pepperell High
  • Model High
  • Model Elementary
  • Armuchee Elementary
  • Pepperell Elementary
  • Model Middle
  • Johnson Elementary
  • Armuchee Middle
  • Armuchee High

To view the full Beating the Odds analysis, visit the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement website here.

Scottie Carter, director of Electrical Systems Technology at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, placed 22nd in the nation during the 2017 IDEAL National Championship competition held recently in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The competition showcased the skills of electrical professionals, students, and apprentices from across the nation. Participants used IDEAL tools to compete in a timed challenge that involved problem-solving skills across five categories: pulling wire, cutting, stripping, termination, and testing. Contestants were evaluated on speed and accuracy.

Winners with the fastest times from each of the 63 territories holding qualifying events were awarded tool kits and the opportunity to compete in the 2017 IDEAL National Championship. Over 300,000 people took part in the regional competitions.

Carter won first place in the “professional” category and GNTC Electrical Systems Technology student Armando Alvarez was the winner in the “student category” in the regional competition that was held on the Floyd County Campus of GNTC. The qualifying event was part of GNTC’s Industrial Career Day. To learn more about the 2017 IDEAL National Championship, go to


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