Awards and Achievements (2010-2011)

Union Point Elementary School as well as the district’s charter school, Lake Oconee Academy, achieved AYP status for the 2010-2011 school year.  

Greensboro Elementary School was one of 35 schools from 19 school systems across the state designated as a 2010 “No Excuses” School by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. A No Excuses school has a poverty rate above the state average of 51 percent, meets Adequate Yearly Progress as defined by the No Child Left Behind law and has a Poverty Indicator of 2 or above on the Foundation’s Report Card for Parents.  

Carson Middle School received Honorable Mention as a 2011 High Flying School sponsored by the National Youth-At-Risk Conference in collaboration with the National Network for Educational Renewal. The school was one of only 10 schools out of the 40 placed in nomination to receive this distinction.  

The Greene County School System received the 2011 American School Board Journal’s Magna Award for enrollment under 5,000 for its Shuffle Your Teacher Home program. The interactive program helps English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students with their English language and other skills.  

Greensboro Elementary School was named a Georgia Title I Distinguished School.  Title I schools that receive this award have made AYP for three consecutive years or more.  

Carson Middle School was authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, making it the only IB Middle Years Programme available in its region.  

Susan Wells, a third grade teacher at Greensboro Elementary School, received a New Teacher Assistance Grant from Georgia Power. Teacher nominations were submitted to Georgia Power by the 20 Georgia public colleges and universities that have a school of education.  To be eligible for the grant, candidates had to be in the top 25 percent of their class academically, be a first-year teacher employed by a public school in Georgia and demonstrate a high aptitude for teaching.  

Superintendent Dr. Barbara Pulliam Davis received the Joseph E. Hill Superintendent of the Year Award from the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE). The award is presented to current superintendents who have demonstrated a quality of leadership that resulted in significant positive outcomes for students of African descent.  

Greene County High School teacher Rotonya Rhodes received the Mary McLeod Bethune Outstanding Teacher Award from the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE). This award is awarded to teachers whose innovative teaching techniques have led to an increase in student achievement through demonstrating unparalleled commitment and innovation toward enhancing the quality of instruction. 

Greene County High School senior Keyerra Monfort was named a 2011 Gates Millennium Scholar. This is the second consecutive year Greene County has had a Gates Millennium Scholar named from its high school.  

Greene County School System won a competitive grant from Race to the Top funds (RTT) in the amount of $4.2 million to be spent over the next three years. These funds are used for staff training and the purchase of technology devices for students and staff for support of high school program reforms in Greene County.

GCHS Student, Rakia Taylor, wins silver medal in the Food Innovation Competition at the FCCLA (Future Career and Community Leaders of America) State Competition.

GCHS student, William Mitchell, attends summit in Washington, D.C.  for the Student Voices Discussion on Teacher Effectiveness.  William was invited to participate in the discussion by the national Urban Alliance (NUA).

Greene County Schools recognized as a first place winner in the American School Board Journal's (ASBJ) 17th annual Magna Awards program.  The school system was recognized in the under 5,000 enrollment category.  District officials created the "Shuffle Your Teacher Home" program to help English language learners improve their English skills.  LEARN MORE