Bartow County schools show areas of achievement
by Staff Report
Jul 18, 2014 | 1278 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
More than 14,000 students attend classes in the Bartow County School District. Every day students are reaching higher levels of learning and paving the way for a successful future. Over the past year, BCSS students have experienced a variety of student achievements.

At Woodland High School, students scored 38 percent higher than the national average on the advanced placement environmental science test. This equals 82.5 percent of the students passing the exam. Also, 100 percent of students passed in AP Spanish, AP statistics and AP studio art.

Over at Adairsville High School, students exceeded the state averages in calculus, English/language composition, English/literature composition, macroeconomics, psychology, Spanish and U.S. history. Furthermore since 2010, they have seen an increase in AP students receiving a three or higher from 45.2 percent to 71.8 percent in 2014. By scoring a three or higher, students can use that course to receive college credit. Students wishing to take the AP exam have risen from 84 students to 117 students. Also, they have seen an increase in the number of AP subject exams given from 103 exams to 207 exams.

This year, the middle school Criterion-Referenced Curriculum Test scores reflect a 3 percent increase in social studies. For the upcoming fall, the Bartow County College and Career Academy is seeing a doubling in their enrollment numbers for their career pathway classes. This year, more than 500 students are planning on attending classes there.

Beside academic achievements, BCSS students earning the Georgia Student Service Award worked more than 3,700 hours in community service.

As the summer starts to die down and preparation begins for returning to the classroom, “BCSS is always looking to raise student achievement and is excited to see the achievement levels the students will hit in the upcoming year,” said Jim Gottwald, executive director of Secondary Curriculum and Student Services.