5th Straight Year! Highest & Only 5 Star Financial Rating in Metro-ATL
For the fifth straight year, Forsyth County Schools (FCS) has earned the highest financial efficiency rating from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement and the Georgia Department of Education.
For 2019, FCS' 5-out-of-5 Star Rating is the highest and only 5 Star among Metro-Atlanta districts and large districts in Georgia. Only two other smaller districts in the state received a 5. Additionally, FCS is the only school district to receive 5 Stars every year this metric has been employed.
“We are humbled to receive this prestigious designation for the fifth straight year,” shared FCS Superintendent Jeff Bearden. "A 5 Star Rating represents strong student outcomes with lower levels of expenditures in comparison with other districts. We value the financial investment of our citizens in our 38 schools and are committed to doing what is right for every child."
According to the Georgia Department of Education, the Financial Efficiency Star Rating provides a measure of a district’s per-pupil spending in relation to the academic achievements of its students. Specifically, the rating is based on a three-year average of per-pupil spending, which is then associated with the district’s CCRPI score. Each district receives a rating ranging from one half-star to five stars.
State law requires that the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, in coordination with the Georgia Department of Education, create a financial efficiency rating. The rating must be based upon five stars.
This is the fifth release of Financial Efficiency Star Ratings for districts, and the third release for individual schools. All Forsyth County schools received a 4 or above;18 schools received 5 Stars and 20 received 4 Stars.