Randall sees year of progress for school system
CANRESVILLE – As the 2018-19 school year comes to a close, outgoing Franklin County School Superintendent Wayne Randall said the school system is progressing in numerous ways.
The school system recently compiled its achievement documentation for the 2018 school year.
“Many of the student and system achievements are highlighted in the 2018 Annual Report that can be found in your local grocery store, doctor’s offices and public libraries,” said Franklin County Schools Superintendent Wayne Randall last week in a review of the school system’s year.
The school system is a member of the Pioneer Regional Education Support Agency (RESA), which includes Fannin, Rabun, Towns, White, Habersham, Hart, Stephens, Hall, Union, Lumpkin, Dawson and Banks counties, along with Gainesville city schools and the Mountain Education center.
“Based on the CCRPI scoring, Franklin County finished 10th out of 15 counties and is one tenth of a point behind Hart County, who was ninth,” Randall, who will retire next week, said. “In the seven year history of CCRPI reporting, our system averages 9.7 out of 15. In those years, we have been lower than 10 two times, higher than 10 two times and exactly 10 three times, including this year.”
Randall went on to say that the achievement of the system’s student subpopulations, students with disabilities, English Language learners and economically disadvantaged, was the best it has been since the CCRPI began in 2012.
Other academic achievements include:
• the second highest graduation rate in school history;
• 497 college credits gained by high school students;
• system average daily attendance of 94.37 percent;
• over $675,000 in scholarships awarded to Franklin County High School seniors based on merit and need.
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