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Commissioner Hausmann & Commissioners Recognize Fulton Schools for National “Magna Award” & Other Achievements | Print |

At the May 1, 2013 Board of Commissioners meeting, Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann, District 3, and fellow commissioners recognized the Fulton County School System with a proclamation in honor of its recent receipt of the Magna Award for school innovation as well as other recent achievements. 


The proclamation was cosponsored by fellow commissioners including Chairman John H. Eaves, Commissioner Tom Lowe and Commissioner Joan Garner.  Fulton County School Board President Linda Schultz, along with Board members Linda McCain, Julia Bernath, Linda Bryant and Catherine Maddox, as well as Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa joined the Board of Commissioners to receive the proclamation.

The Magna Award is a national recognition program co-sponsored by American School Board Journal, the National School Boards Association, and Sodexo that honors innovative programs that advance student learning.  Fulton County received the award in recognition of its community engagement efforts during the charter district process.  The community responded to ways the charter system can provide more flexibility in operations, instruction and finances. 

The Magna Award was just one of the recent achievements by Fulton County Schools.  A total of nine Fulton County schools were also recently recognized by the Washington Post’s High School Challenge List, which identifies and ranks schools that challenge average students. The Fulton County schools included on the list of 22,000 schools across the U.S. included: Riverwood International Charter School (No. 204), Alpharetta High School (240), Milton High School (263), Johns Creek High School (317); Northview High School (342), Chattahoochee High School (352), Roswell High School (365),  North Springs High School (441), and Centennial High School (662).

Fulton County Schools also ranked second among all Georgia schools systems this year in SAT scores.

Commissioner Hausmann noted, “This further confirms our strong commitment to providing students with the best opportunities that serve them now and in their future.  I applaud Dr. Avossa and the Fulton County School Board, Administrators and Teachers for their exceptional work!”


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