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Six schools honored by Gov. Kemp

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement has named six Oconee County schools to their annual list of Highest Performing Schools and/or Greatest Gains Schools. Statewide, less than 10% of schools receive this level of recognition, which is based on College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) data from the last three years. In Northeast Georgia, a total of nine schools were named to the list – six of which are in Oconee County.

“Congratulations to our six schools who have been honored by Governor Kemp for sustained excellence,” said Superintendent Jason L. Branch. “I commend our teachers, students, parents, and administrators for their hard work and dedication that has resulted in these well-deserved honors.”

Highest Performing Schools must earn a three-year CCRPI Achievement Score in at least the 93rd percentile. Greatest Gains Schools must earn a three-year CCRPI Progress Score in at least the 93rd percentile.

The full list of schools honored in Oconee County is below:

Highest Performing Schools

  • Malcom Bridge Elementary School (Gold)
  • Rocky Branch Elementary School (Bronze)
  • Malcom Bridge Middle School (Bronze)
  • North Oconee High School (Gold)


Greatest Gains Schools

  • High Shoals Elementary School (Bronze)
  • Malcom Bridge Elementary School (Gold)
  • North Oconee High School (Platinum)
  • Oconee County High School (Silver)