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By Toombs County School Superintendent Barry Waller

Over the last four years, trend data shows that scores on the Georgia Milestone’s Assessment System at both Toombs County Middle School and Toombs County High School have shown steady gains in both Developing Learner and above as well as in Proficient Learner and above categories.

At Toombs County Middle School, highlights show steady growth since 2016 in 6th grade English/Language Arts, 6th grade Math, 7th grade Math, 8th grade English/Language Arts, 8th grade Math, 8th grade Science, and 8th grade Social Studies.

TCMS Principal Dr. Renee Garbutt says, "Continued growth on the Georgia Milestones at TCMS is attributed to dedicated faculty and staff members who work relentlessly to individualize instruction and to encourage a growth mindset in all of our students.  When our students bring their best in terms of attendance, behavior, and effort, we are committed to doing the rest”!

Scores at Toombs County High School have seen similar patterns with a continued positive growth over the last several years on End of Course Tests (EOCT).

Student’s scores are at or above the state average in both Biology and Economics content in Proficient and Distinguished Learner categories, while showing increases in Geometry, Algebra I, American Literature, and 9th grade Literature subjects.

TCHS Principal Marissa Morris states, “Our teachers have worked really hard with our students by adjusting teaching practices and implementing strategies to increase EOC scores in all areas. We are excited about the growth in EOC scores and are working to continue this trend to increase student performance and success”.

Superintendent Barry Waller says, “One of our highest priorities in our school system is to support our teachers who invest daily into the lives of our students. We are proud of the gains we are making at both TCMS and TCHS, but know there is still work to be done. We are grateful for our teachers and students and the wonderful things in our system”.