Euharlee Elementary School made the Georgia Department of Education’s list of Title 1 Distinguished Schools for the previous academic year.

The designation recognizes schools ranked in the top 5% based on a combined English Language Arts and Math Achievement Rate score from FY2021 College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Content Mastery data. A full report was unavailable in 2021 due to data limitations resulting from the pandemic and an associated federal waiver. However, Content Mastery data was available since students took state assessments in 2021.

Schools must be Title I to be eligible for the Distinguished School designation and must not currently be a Comprehensive Support & Improvement or Targeted Support & Improvement school. Title I is the federal program funding local school districts to improve the academic achievement of disadvantaged students.

Each distinguished school may apply for the FY22 National ESEA Distinguished School Award. (ESEA is Elementary and Secondary Education Act). The award publicly recognizes two schools from each state for their outstanding educational achievements each year. Georgia’s National Distinguished School representatives will receive a monetary prize of $20,000 from GaDOE’s Title I, Part A funds. A portion of this funding will be used for a school team to be recognized by the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators at the National Distinguished Schools awards ceremony during the National ESEA Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, in February.