School Climate Ratings


2016 School Climate Ratings
Information about the ratings:

What is the School Climate Star Rating?

In response to the compelling body of research that underscores the importance of school climate, Georgia is the first state in the nation to include school climate as an early indicator in its academic accountability system, the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).  The School Climate Star Rating is a diagnostic tool to determine if a school is on the right path to school improvement.

How is the School Climate Star Rating calculated?

The School Climate Star Rating is calculated using data from the Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0, Georgia School Personnel Survey, Georgia Parent Survey, student discipline data and attendance records for students, teachers, staff and administrators.  The School Climate Star Rating provides school-level data on the following components:

1) School Climate – a measure of student, teacher, and parent perceptions of a school’s climate and the congruency between the three;(AKA Climate Surveys)

2) Student Discipline – a look into disciplinary practices and utilization of the research-based practices promoting positive interventions;

3) Safe and Substance-Free Learning Environment – student responses on use of illegal substances and the prevalence of violence, bullying, and unsafe incidents within a school; and

4) Attendance – the average daily attendance of students, teachers, administrators, and staff members. 

 Each of the components will be given equal value.

What does the rating mean?

Each school will receive a 1-5 star rating, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate most in need of improvement.  Schools will have access to a comprehensive report which will allow them to identify areas in need of improvement, and plan targeted student interventions to improve achievement for all students. Click on the school name for more detailed school climate information.


Metter Elementary          4 Stars
Metter Intermediate        3 Stars
Metter Middle                 4 Stars
Metter High                    3 Stars
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