by Bernie O'Donnell, 13WMAZ.com
- State moved to new scoring standard for school after opting out of AYP requirements with 'No Child Left Behind' exemption.
- The state average for elementary schools is 83.4; the middle school average is 81.4; and high school average is 72.6.
- The number of Central Georgia systems that beat the state averages: elementary - six; middle - eight; high school - seven.
Houston County has some of the best-performing schools in Central Georgia.
Most Bibb County schools aren't making the grade.
And some schools in Bleckley, Laurens, Washington and Jones counties drew some of the best grades when the state Department of Education released the report card for every state school.
The College and Career Ready Performance Index replaces the federal standard used until now, called Adequate Yearly Progress.