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SHMS Earns 2019-2020 Title I Distinguished School Designation
South Habersham Middle
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Posted On: Friday, January 03, 2020

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Georgia Department of Education Announces 2019-2020 Title I Distinguished Schools


December 2, 2019


The Georgia Department of Education has released the list of 2019-2020 Title I Distinguished Schools.  Making the 2019-2020 list from Habersham County is South Habersham Middle School.  This means that South Habersham Middle School’s 2019 CCRPI score of 86.3 is among the Top 5% of all Title I schools in the state of Georgia.  South Habersham Middle School is the only middle school in the Pioneer RESA region to make the Distinguished Schools list.  Furthermore, only 10 traditional middle schools in the entire state of Georgia made the list. 


Matthew Cooper, Superintendent:


"As superintendent, I am very proud to announce that Habersham County has a school on the list of 2019-2020 Title I Distinguished Schools.  I was very pleased to learn that South Habersham Middle School is the only middle school in our RESA to make the list.  It is clear that South Habersham Middle School has become one of the best middle schools in our state.  I want to commend the students, staff, and parents at South Habersham for being named a 2019-2020 Title I Distinguished School.  This honor places South Habersham Middle School among a very elite group of schools in our state.  Only one middle school from our entire RESA made the list and only ten traditional middle schools made the list in the entire state.  It is evident that South Habersham Middle School is accomplishing our mission of "Success for All Students". " 

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