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School Improvement

By following a process of continuous improvement, Carrollton City Schools provides district support to schools, creating an aligned culture that acts with the end in mind – for all students to receive a high school diploma. This support also includes coordination of federal and special programs, such as Title I, and strategic initiatives that address changing demographics and the challenges they bring. Our status as a Charter School System also allows exceptional flexibility to be innovative in implementing improvement efforts.

By clicking on the links below, you will be able to see how each school’s strategic plan is aligned with the district plan, and also have the opportunity to study programs that further support academic success.

Accountability Reports

What is CCRPI?

The College and Career Readiness Performance Index, a Georgia Department of Education accountability measure, provides comprehensive assessments of schools to determine their success in promoting the college and career readiness of their students. All state schools, K-12, are individually evaluated in five areas of performance to determine their CCRPI score.



System Profile

The Carrollton City School System is one of only 21 city school districts in Georgia – and one of the oldest. Established in 1886, the district enjoys a rich tradition of excellence while embracing innovation and change to provide the best opportunities for all students – setting and maintaining the gold standard in education.

The 2017-2018 school year ended with an enrollment exceeding the 5,100 mark. Below is a statistical breakdown of the system.


  • Grades: Pre-K to 12
  • Enrollment: 5,223
  • Demographics:
  • White: 40.0%
  • Black: 33%
  • Hispanic: 20%
  • Multi-Racial: 5%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Free Reduced Lunch: 58%
  • Students with Disabilities: 10.5%
  • Out of District Students: 28%
  • Total # of Teachers: 301
  • Teachers with Advanced Degrees: 60% (182 with Masters or higher)
  • Average years of teaching: 13
  • Student Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • FY19 Budget: $42,955,577.37

Note: Most of the demographic information above is also available on the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement website.

Strategic and School Improvement Plans

Charter System and School Governance

The Charter Schools Act of 1998 established a flexibility option for Georgia school districts that wish to become a charter system. A charter system is a local school district that operates under the terms of a charter contract between the state Board of Education and the local Board of Education. The system receives flexibility in the form of waivers of certain state laws, rules and guidelines in exchange for greater accountability for increased student performance and an emphasis on school-based leadership and decision-making.

The Carrollton City School System successfully petitioned the Georgia Department of Education to become a charter school system that went into effect July 1, 2014.

The resulting union means schools will have more flexibility to be innovative while at the same time being held to a higher standard of academic performancea win-win situation for the Carrollton City School System and the families it serves.

If you have questions or need additional information about Carrollton City School’s charter, please contact:

Karen Wild

Director of School Improvement

Phone: (770) 832-9633

Email: karen.wild@carrolltoncityschools.net

School Governance

Original Charter Document

2018 Charter Amendment

2018 Charter Annual Report

Federal and Special Programs

Title I Program

What is Title I?

Title I is a federally-funded program which provides services to schools based on student economic need. Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to state and local educational agencies to meet the needs of at-risk children. The goal of Title I is to provide instructional services and activities which support students in meeting the state’s challenging performance standards. A Title I school-wide program permits schools to use resources to upgrade the entire educational program of the school and to raise academic achievement for all the students.


Parent Involvement

You can influence the success of your child in school more than any teacher or federal program. As a parent, you can help support your child’s learning by

• Monitoring attendance
• Making sure that homework is completed
• Volunteering in your child’s classroom or serving on parent advisory group
• Staying informed about your child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district and responding, as appropriate

Parent and Family Engagement Policy

Paper copies of the LEA Parent Involvement Plan are available in the Parent Resource Center or can be mailed to you by contacting your child’s administrator or the Title I director,

Ginger Harper at 770-834-7077.

Intradistrict Transfer Option

Georgia law passed in 2009 (House Bill 251) and as required by the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) §20-2- 2131, requires school systems to inform parents of their intradistrict transfer rights.

The intradistrict Transfer Option allows parents/guardians the option to request a transfer from their child’s assigned school to a school of the parent’s choice with the school zone/district in which their child resides. However, Intradistrict Transfer is not an option at Carrollton City Schools since the district only has one school per grade level.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact

Ginger Harper

Director of Federal Programs

Phone: 770-834-7077

Email: ginger.harper@carrolltoncityschools.net

Parents Right to Know

In compliance with the requirements of the Every Students Succeeds Act, Carrollton City Schools would like to inform you that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher(s) and/ or paraprofessional(s). The following information may be requested:
  • Whether the student’s teacher—
    • has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
    • is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
    • is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
  • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teacher’s and/or paraprofessional’s qualifications, please contact Anna Clifton, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning, at 770-832-9633.

As the parent of a child in a Title I school, you have the right to:
  • See progress reports on your child and the school
  • Offer suggestions on how we can improve the services offered through Title I Part A

Complaint Procedures

Any individual, organization or agency may file a complaint with the Carrollton City School System if that individual, organization or agency believes and alleges that the district is violating a federal statute or regulation that applies to a program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The complaint must allege a violation that occurred not more than one (1) year prior to the date that the complaint is received, unless a longer period is reasonable because the violation is considered ongoing.