The Cobb County School District fared better than the state.
Cobb County School District
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Cobb County School District fared better than the state.
About 76 percent of Cobb County high school students graduate within four years, according to new figures the Georiga Department of Education released on Tuesday. That's more than 6 percentage points higher than the state's 2012 graduation rate of 69.72 percent. Pope High School in East Cobb led the district with a graduation rate of 93.79 percent. Walton High School's rate of 93.75 percent wasn't far behind. See how your school fared in the following chart.
More than 30 percent of Georgia high school students aren’t graduating in four years. What do you think is keeping these students from earning their diploma?
A diploma remained out of reach for more than 30 percent of Georgia students in the class of 2012. That’s according to numbers released this week by the Georgia Department of Education. It reported that across the state, 69.7 percent of students in the class of 2012 graduated within four years. Three area school districts were among those that surpassed the state average. Cobb County Schools saw an even 76 percent of its class of 2012 graduate on time. Paulding County Schools were just behind with 75.5 percent graduating, while Douglas County had 72.3 percent earning diplomas on schedule. Other districts in Georgia didn’t fare as well. Atlanta Public Schools had just over 51 percent of students graduate, according to the Atlanta Journal-…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Kennesaw Mountain High School's ceremony at the Kennesaw State University Convocation Center is one of them.
Graduations begin Thursday, and the Cobb County School District wants to make sure that family and friends who can't attend the ceremonies don't miss out. With the exception of McEachern in Powder Springs and Allatoona in Acworth, whose graduations will be held outdoors, most of the ceremonies will be streamed live. Kennesaw Mountain High School's ceremony at the Kennesaw State University Convocation Center is one of them. View it here at 7 p.m. Saturday. Here's the schedule for the rest of the county.
They have created incentive programs to encourage students to read during the summer break.
For the first time, the Cobb County School District is partnering with the Cobb County Public Library System to create a "unified" summer reading experience for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Not only have they developed suggested reading lists to represent both school and public library collections, they have created incentive programs to encourage students to read during the summer break. The last day of school in Cobb is Thursday, May 23. "Research consistently indicates that summer reading programs help boost student achievement and bridge the 'summer gap' of retention and learning focus," said Janell McClure, the library media education supervisor for the Cobb County School District. "We’re excited to partner with our …
Allatoona High School students took two of the three top spots in the Taste of Kennesaw, a competition that inspires students to pursue their dreams of becoming a chef or owning their own restaurant.
Allatoona High School students took two of the three top spots in the Taste of Kennesaw, a competition that inspires students to pursue their dreams of becoming a chef or owning their own restaurant. First place went to Deja Simon, who plans to attend Fort Valley State University in the fall. Simon won a $3,000 scholarship. Dallas Chapman, who will attend the Art Institute of Atlanta, was the third place winner. Zachary Burris of Kennesaw Mountain High School received second place honors, and plans to enlist in the Army as a food specialist. Carrabba's Italian Grill donated $2,000 toward Simon's scholarship. Kennesaw Business Association gave $1,000. Related content
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Students will be released early at set times, depending on grade level, Wednesday and Thursday.
Students in the Cobb County School District will be released from classes earlier than usual on Wednesday and Thursday of this week as the 2012-13 academic year comes to an end. The early dismissal schedules are as follows:
Friday, May 17, 2013
The $856.3 million budget approved Thursday includes 5 furlough days and 182 teacher cuts through attrition.
The Cobb Board of Education on Thursday approved a fiscal year 2014 budget that includes five furlough days for teachers and staff, a reduction of 182 teaching positions through attrition, a half-year step increase for employees and taking $41 million from reserves to reach a balance. After the board voted down three other budget proposals -- including an amended version of the tentative budget with a full-year step increase for Cobb County School District employees -- it went back to something it could pass. The $856.3 million budget, which takes effect July 1, is similar to the package that the board tentatively approved on April 29 and that closes a deficit of $86.4 million. Voting in favor the budget were board chairman Randy Scamihorn…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
"You're going to destroy the county if you don't fix the problem," educators told school board members Wednesday.
Only a small handful of people turned out for a public hearing on the proposed Cobb County School District fiscal year 2014 budget Tuesday. But they packed a raw, emotional punch. Several teachers and coaches at East Cobb's Walton High School were especially vocal about budget proposals that they said would increase morale problems and stress levels that have been building up for several years. Among the proposals included in a tentatively adopted budget (see green column in attached PDF) include 182 teacher position cuts through attrition, a mid-year cost-of-living increase, higher insurance costs for teachers, larger classroom sizes and five furlough days. Those components are part of a budget plan that addresses an estimated deficit of…
Monday, May 13, 2013
The public is invited to comment on the tentative fiscal year 2014 budget.
The Cobb County Board of Education will hold a public hearing Tuesday on the proposed fiscal year 2-14 budget. The hearing takes place at 7 p.m. in the board room of the Cobb County School District central office, 514 Glover Street, Marietta. A salary hearing will precede the hearing at 6:30 p.m. A public hearing is required before the board formally votes to adopt the budget. On April 29 the board tentatively adopted a budget (see attached PDF) that includes numerous spending cuts, staff and teacher reductions, borrowing reserve funds and furloughs to eliminate an $86.4 million deficit. The school district also has prepared a page on its website with more detailed budget information, including a place for members of the Cobb public …