WC_School(ATLANTA) – Mount Yonah Elementary School has been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as a Highest Performing School.  The DOE Tuesday released its 2014 Reward Schools,  designated as part of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. 

Each Reward School is a Title I school, schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families,  that falls into one of two categories:
*A Highest-Performing School is among the five percent of the state’s Title I schools with the highest absolute performance, over three years, for the “all students” group on the statewide assessments.
*A Highest-Progress School is among the 10 percent of the state’s Title I schools making the most progress in improving the performance of the “all students” group over three years on the statewide assessments.

The lists included several schools in the Northeast Georgia area in addition to White County schools in Hall, Jackson, Barrow and Habersham County had schools on the list.