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4 Newton schools named High Progress Reward Schools
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4 Newton schools named High Progress Reward Schools

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Four Newton County schools have been named Title I High Progress Reward Schools.

The honor is given annually to the top 10 percent of Georgia's Title I public schools that are making the most progress in standardized test scores and graduation rates across their entire student bodies.

Newton County's High Progress Reward Schools are Alcovy High, Heard-Mixon Elementary, Newton High and Porterdale Elementary.

"Our schools continue to make academic progress as we're reminded of this once again by the Georgia Department of Education with this latest 2013 recognition of two of our elementary schools and two of our high schools," superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews said in a statement.

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Title I schools are schools that have a certain percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, according to Mathews.

Each High Progress Reward School receives a certificate of recognition, a flag, a plaque and a $3,000 prize.

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