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Four DPS Schools Recognized by Georgia Safe Routes to School

Every year, Georgia SRTS announces a list of schools that achieved bronze, silver and gold partner status. These levels are based on the school's ability to partner with Georgia SRTS to create safe routes to school for bikers and pedestrians in order to provide a healthier transportation alternative. This year, Brookwood received gold status, Roan received silver status, and Blue Ridge and Westwood received bronze status.

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Brookwood Named as Highest-Performing Title I School
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Brookwood School has been recognized as one of the highest-performing Title I schools in Georgia, as determined by the Georgia Department of Education. This is the second year in a row that the school has been recognized as a Distinguished School, ranking among the highest-performing 5 percent of Title I Schoolwide schools and Title I Targeted Assistance schools according to the most recent CCRPI single score.

"While we are focused on continuous improvement for all schools, it's also essential that we recognize when schools are doing well," State School Superintendent Richard Woods. "These schools are overcoming barriers, meeting challenges, and producing great gains for their students. I commend the school leaders, teachers, parents and communities in our 2019-20 Distinguished and Reward Schools who are opening up opportunities for their students."

Brookwood Principal Meleia Bridenstine said, "I am so very proud of our students and teachers. We have worked hard to achieve our goals. Our teachers and students work very well together. We have high expectations of our students, and of ourselves."

"Congratulations to the Brookwood staff and students for achieving this recognition," said Dr. Tim Scott, superintendent of Dalton Public Schools. "I'm proud to see the great work at Brookwood recognized with this honor. I know their staff works hard to partner with parents and the community to help raise student achievement."

Distinguished Schools are eligible to apply for the National ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) Distinguished Schools Program award sponsored by the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators.