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Elite Scholars Academy on Top School list again

MORROW — Elite Scholars Academy, one of two charter schools in the Clayton County Public Schools System, has been selected as a Top 100 Middle School in Georgia. This is the second consecutive year that the school has earned the honor.

The school is ranked 60th out of 476 schools included in the listing based on combined 2011-2012 CRCT scores in Math and English Language Arts, said Samuel Wayne West, Elite’s assistant principal.

“This ranking places the Clayton County Public School's Charter School as one of the top 12.6 percent of middle schools in the state of Georgia based on the schools listed in this report,” West said. “This represents an increase for Elite Scholars Academy from last year's ranking of 94 of 479 schools.”

Enrollment into Elite Scholars Academy is lottery-based.

Any student residing in a Clayton County Public Schools attendance zone is eligible to apply.

Only honors classes are offered at the middle-school level and only honors and Advanced Placement courses at the high school level. There are no academic requirements to enter.

Once students are accepted, they must remain academically and behaviorally eligible in order to remain enrolled at the school.

Students are currently enrolled in grades 6 - 11.

A senior class will be added next year.

The school rankings are made annually by Schooldigger.com.