Conyers, GA – The Rockdale County public school system has met the state and federal requirements for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the fifth consecutive year! Furthermore, 100% of the schools within the district achieved AYP.   “This is an amazing accomplishment,” says Superintendent Sam King.

“Our students are demonstrating that they are prepared to go to the next level and beyond.  Our focus on increased rigor throughout all grades is having a positive impact on student achievement as the bar continues to rise in all academic areas.  Our teachers, administrators and support staff are relentless in their efforts to provide each student with the necessary knowledge and skill to reach his/her highest academic potential and follow his/her dreams.  Parents must also be commended for their involvement in their child’s education.  Research clearly indicates as parent involvement increases, so does student performance and achievement.  I congratulate all of the RCPS students, teachers, administrators, support staff and parents for this milestone accomplishment.  I look forward to another great year with a continued focus on teaching and learning to enable every student to be a successful, participatory member of our global society.”

AYP is an accountability measurement that was established in 2001 as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.   It is determined by test participation, daily student attendance and the  Criterion-Reference Competency Test (CRCT) results from elementary and middle schools.  For high school it is based on test participation, the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) results for eleventh graders, and the high school graduation rate. Each school as a whole and each qualifying subgroup must meet the state’s Annual Measureable Objective (AMO) regarding the percentage of students meeting or exceeding on state assessments in Reading/English Language Arts and Mathematics and must have a participation rate of at least 95%.

For more information on the No Child Left Behind Act and Adequate Yearly Progress, please visit the Georgia Department of Education web site at


Cindy Ball
Director of Community Relations
Rockdale County Public Schools