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J. Ashley Adamo


                                                                                                   404-802-3450 Office


August 25, 2015

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): 

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 requires that parents or guardians who have children attending a Title I school be notified of how well their school is preparing its students for college and/or a career, as well as the school’s designation under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver.

Under the 2015 renewal of Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver, certain Title I schools continue to be designated as Reward, Priority, or Focus Schools.  The Waiver allows the use of the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) as the comprehensive report card for all schools in Georgia, providing a score between 0-100 for each school—measuring how well the school is doing in preparing its students to be successful in college and/or a career.

The College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) score for Fred Armon Toomer Elementary is 51.9.  The report can be found online at

Despite the progress made by our students, Fred Armon Toomer Elementary has been designated as a Focus School under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver for the 2015-2016 school year.  This designation is based on the school’s 3-year average CCRPI Achievement Gap score, and we keep this designation until our school meets the exit criteria for Focus School status.

Our African American students, economically disadvantaged students, and our students with disability subgroups met the participation rate, but did not meet either the State or Subgroup Performance Targets.

As a Focus School, we will work together with parents/guardians, our community, and the Atlanta Public Schools to develop a school plan that delivers the necessary support to address the learning needs of our students and increase their academic success.  We will discuss the details of this plan with you and ask for your feedback at our Title I School Wide Plan meeting on September 15th at 6:00 p.m. It is my goal to work diligently to make sure that every student at Fred Armon Toomer Elementary receives the academic and behavioral support that he or she needs and deserves.

An important part of Fred Armon Toomer Elementary’s success is parent participation and support in developing activities to improve student achievement.  We hope that you will become involved in our school improvement work as we continue to monitor student achievement and set high expectations.  If you are interested in participating in the development of our school improvement plans, being a part of our family engagement team or have questions about how you can better help your child in school, please contact Ashley Adamo, Principal at 404-802-3450 or 

Thank you for your interest and involvement in your child’s education.



Ashley Adamo


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