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Old 08-02-2019, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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It hardly needs to be the upper echelons of Atlanta neighborhoods to not qualify for free/reduced meals. All it reflects is that there is very little near-poverty and hardly any poverty households.

Free/reduced eligibility is determined by SNAP/Welfare recipients (free) or households under ~185% of the Poverty Rate (reduced).

The three schools you mentioned are each under 10% recipients, as you move down the Cobb Co. high school rankings the Free/Reduced Rate rises.

Cobb Co's lowest ranking HS school, Osborne, has a rate of 82% students receiving meal aid.

My point is that if you want to actually look to schools which are "doing something right", meaning something other schools aren't doing, look at schools which have a relatively high Free/Reduced Rate and are still ranked well. Buford High School, for example, is the only T25 traditionally zoned HS with a F/R Rate above 25%.

East Cobb, specifically the far northeastern section making up the 3 districts of the high schools ranked in the T10, is solidly upper-middle class. The teachers and administration of those three schools are without doubt fine professionals, but don't act like they didn't all win the demographic lottery with their student body.

Not only the demographic, but the well-funded foundations in wealthier parts of the county that provide all sorts of enrichment opportunities.
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:44 PM
 
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Not only the demographic, but the well-funded foundations in wealthier parts of the county that provide all sorts of enrichment opportunities.
I think Gwinnett is the best at educating lower income kids. They are definitely outliers. They have several schools that significantly outperform schools with similar numbers of f/r lunch rates.

I also agree Buford does a great job too, but they operate almost like a private school by recruiting kids outside of their boundaries for athletics and extracurricular activities. They also allow kids outside the district to pay tuition to attend. The new Buford High school is amazing. Of course it was $85M to build and has a college like basketball coliseum and locker rooms.


New Buford High School
https://www.ajc.com/news/local-educa...eGUFQYXBQUIjM/
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:15 PM
 
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Glad to see school district my kids attend in top 20!
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Old 08-04-2019, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Private schools don't release the kind of data which public schools have to provide. That's why, Ansley.
Thank you! Now, that makes it all make sense.
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Old 08-04-2019, 01:14 PM
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city of Decatur and a handful of counties were not rated. They go down to #194 and then have about 20 districts and charters not rated.
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Old 08-04-2019, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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city of Decatur and a handful of counties were not rated. They go down to #194 and then have about 20 districts and charters not rated.
They explain that

https://www.schooldigger.com/aboutranking.aspx
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