“Research has shown us that school climate has a strong impact on student achievement,” state school Superintendent Richard Woods said in a statement. “The data used to develop the 2014 star ratings proves this once again. If your school has a positive climate, it’s giving students the environment they need to learn. You’ll likely see high achievement there — or a school that’s on the right track toward high achievement.”
Each school received a rating from 1 to 5, with 1 meaning that a school needs improvement and 5 meaning excellent school climate.
The Telegraph broke down the average of each Middle Georgia school district by county, and here were the results, rounded to the nearest whole number: Bibb, 2; Crawford, 4; Houston, 4; Jones, 4; Monroe, 5; Peach, 3; and Twiggs, 4.