2017 Reward Schools
Armuchee High makes state list of high performing schools
Posted on 03/02/2017
Students from Armuchee High
The Georgia Department of Education today released its 2016-2017 Title 1 Reward Schools and Armuchee High School was on the list of Highest Performing.

"Armuchee High School students, teachers and parents are to be commended for this award," said Dr. John Jackson, superintendent of Floyd County Schools.  "It shows that despite the odds, schools that have a strong focus on achievement can produce great results."

 Highest-Performing School is among the five percent of the state’s Title I schools with the absolute highest performance, over three years, for the “all students” group on the statewide assessments. A school may not be classified as a Highest-Performing School if it has been identified as a Priority or Focus School.

"It is a great honor for AHS to be named to this Highest Performing list," commented Dr. J.C. Burris, principal of Armuchee High.  "I congratulate our excellent faculty and staff for the work they do; they are the best I have ever worked with! I congratulate our students who have met the challenges of high expectations and their parents who have supported them."

The high level of academic performance is not just a one-time occurrence for Armuchee High as the Highest Performing honor is for academic performance over a three-year period from 2013 to 2015. "This award recognizes performance over time demonstrating that a culture of academic excellence is solidly in place at Armuchee High School," added Jackson.

Armuchee High has been recognized on a number of levels in the past few months for exceptional academic performance.  Armuchee was recently named an AP Challenge school, an AP STEM school, and an AP STEM Achievement school by the state.  The school was awarded a 4-Star rating for school climate, and a Bronze Award for Greatest Gains on Governor Deal's list of highest performing schools.  Armuchee led Floyd County Schools with a graduation rate of 95.8 percent, led the system in SAT scores with an average of 1531, and had the most AP Scholars with 14.

"Our teachers, staff, and students work hard every day to reach the very highest level of academic performance," said Chip Hood, chairman of the Floyd County Board of Education and the representative of the Armuchee community.  "I'm proud to be a part of this great community and of our parents and community members who work together to make AHS the great school of which we can all be proud to be a part."