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5 DeKalb schools among Ga. Alert Schools
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5 DeKalb schools among Ga. Alert Schools

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Five schools in DeKalb County are among Georgia's Alert Schools for the 2011-2012 school year.

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Gateway to College Academy was named a Graduation Alert School, the Georgia Department of Education announced Thursday. Graduation Alert Schools are high schools where the subgroup graduation rate falls at or below the third standard deviation compared to the statewide subgroup average.

Additionally, Idlewood Elementary School, Jolly Elementary School and Woodward Elementary School were named Subgroup Alert Schools, meaning that their subgroup performances on a statewide assessment falls at or below the third deviation compared to the subgroup's state average.

Finally, Midway Elementary School was named a Subject Alert School. Such schools are schools where subject area performance on a statewide assessment falls at or below the third deviation compared to the subject's state average.

Alert Schools rankings are a component of the No Child Left Behind Act. Georgia was one of 10 states to receive a NCLB waiver from President Obama earlier this year; the waiver has not yet taken effect.

Read the supplemental items of Georgia's NCLB waiver.

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