Rome City Schools has two elementaries, East Central and West End, that have earned the designation of Title I Distinguished Schools list.
Distinguished Schools are among the top five percent of all Title I schools in Georgia, when ranked according to their most recent CCRPI score. In the state of Georgia, only 84 schools have earned this distinction. Two other schools — Trion Elementary and White Elementary in Bartow County — were the only organizations to receive this distinct recognition out of all public schools in Northwest Georgia.
Said Buffi Murphy, who served as West End’s principal from 2006 until this past spring: “The passion for teaching and developing students to be successful in our country is what sets West End apart. The vision of West End is no excuses, and every obstacle or challenge was another opportunity to achieve greatness,” she said. Murphy currently serves as the Professional Learning Specialist for Rome City Schools.
Kristin Teems, principal of East Central, said: “The teachers, staff and students of East Central are so very excited to be named to the Distinguished Schools list. What an honor. Receiving this award represents East Central’s dedication to teaching at the highest level of rigor while supporting our students through meaningful relationships. As East Central’s principal, I witness the commitment of our staff in eliminating obstacles and creating opportunities for every child who steps through our door every day. We are truly a school who follows its heart. This award is shared by all of East Central’s students, parents, staff, teachers and administration.”
Rome City Schools also announced that they do not have any schools on the Comprehensive Support and Improvement list or the Targeted Support and Improvement list.