Both Commerce Primary School and Commerce Elementary School were among 824 schools announced last week as “Georgia Title I Distinguished Schools” for 2012.
"These schools are showing that high expectations, coupled with effective educators in the building, produce outstanding student achievement," Superintendent John Barge said. "I'm very pleased to recognize the educators, students and parents in these schools and school districts."
Title I schools have significant populations of students who are economically disadvantaged. These schools receive federal money to assist with the education of their students. There are two National Title I Distinguished Schools among the total 824 Georgia Title I Distinguished Schools. Title I Distinguished Schools have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) at least three years in a row.