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  • Wheeler County Elementary School Boasts Second Highest CCRPI Score in the RESA District



    The College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) is Georgia’s statewide accountability system, implemented in 2012 to replace No Child Left Behind’s Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement, after the U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia’s waiver from NCLB.  CCRPI measures school districts and schools on a 100-point scale. A school and district’s overall scores are made up of three major areas: Achievement (50 points possible), Progress (40 points possible) and Achievement Gap (10 points possible). In addition to the three major areas, schools can receive “Challenge Points” to add to their score (up to 10 points). They receive these points if they have a significant number of economically disadvantaged students, English learner students and students with disabilities meeting expectations. Schools can also receive points for going beyond the targets of the CCRPI by challenging students to exceed expectations and participate in college and career ready programs.

    For the past two years, Wheeler County Elementary School has earned a score that ranks them second in the RESA district.   The school’s CCRPI score for 2015 is 85.1. Only Bleckley County Elementary School ranked higher with a score of 85.7. WCES scores were at or above the average state test scores in many areas. The average score for Georgia’s elementary schools was 76, with a score of 71.2 for middle schools, 75.8 for high schools, and an overall statewide score of 75.5.

    Teachers and administrators at Wheeler County Elementary School attribute their academic successes to a strong team of educators who work together to do what is best for students. All instruction used at WCES is evidence-based, meaning that the strategies are supported by scholarly research. Instruction is data-driven. This means that teachers periodically gather achievement measures from each student. These measures are used to plan future instruction that will most benefit each individual child. 

    “We are blessed to have hard-working and dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to meet the needs of our students.  When you look in our classrooms, great things are happening.  It is our goal to continuously improve and to continue this level of excellence so our students will be prepared for the future.” says Ericka Clark, WCES Principal.


    For more information or to find state-wide CCRPI scores, visit http://ccrpi.gadoe.org/2015/.  

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  • It’s Back to School Time!
    Welcome back to a new school year!  Where has the summer gone?  We are excited about all the possibilities that a new school year brings and are eager to get started.  One of the greatest gifts we can bestow upon our students is to create an outstanding school atmosphere which will leave an enduring impression on their academic lives.  We will work together to foster a love of learning that will lead to future successes here, at Wheeler County Middle/High School, and beyond.    

    Our annual Seek and Find Open House is Monday, August 1, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Please come meet your teacher(s) during that time.  As you visit the school, you will notice some new faces.  I am proud to introduce Ms. Patricia Pearce, who will be teaching Kindergarten, and Mrs. Jessie Jarrard, who will be teaching Fourth Grade Language Arts.  


                                                                    Ms. Patricia Pearce                                                Mrs. Jessie Jarrard

    Our first day of school is Tuesday, August 2nd.  Our doors will open at 7:20 a.m. for students.  Once again we are fortunate to offer meals to all of our students at no cost so please arrive in time to have breakfast for a nutritious start to the day.   Again this year, school will begin and students will be tardy at 8:00 a.m.  Please make sure your student is on time each day.  Every minute counts for student success!  

    One of the best ways to ensure your student’s success is to keep communication with their teacher ongoing and productive.  This is easy to do as we all have the same goal in mind….seeing EVERY student learn and enjoy the journey of learning.  The best way to do this is to check your student’s agenda every night for vital information.

    Our school website and Facebook page have proven to be very valuable in providing you with up-to-date information.  Check out our website at www.wheelercountyschools.org.  Click on the Wheeler County Elementary School link.   Also, like us on Facebook at Wheeler County Elementary School.  

    In closing, I look forward to meeting you and working with you to create the best educational experience for your student.  I believe that students can reach their potential when parents, teachers, students and administrators work together.  The staff of Wheeler County Elementary School looks forward to another year of providing an outstanding education to your student.  We value your input and welcome your questions and concerns.  Working together we can provide the education your student deserves.

    Ericka Clark

    WCES Principal 

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