Single Statewide Accountability System (SASS) Award
On January 4, 2011, Sammy McClure Middle School was awarded the 2010 Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) Award by the state of Georgia. SMMS earned a platinum award for making great gains in student achievement.
The SSAS competition for a platinum award in the greatest gains category is considerable. Schools must meet three criteria to be recognized as winners
- Make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for three consecutive years.
- Demonstrate that at least 35% of students exceed standards in all test areas as measured by state assessments; and
- Place in the 98th percentile or higher statewide in greatest student achievement gains.
Sammy McClure Middle School was one of only 46 schools in the state of Georgia to receive this award for the 2009-2010 school year!