Weber, Epstein sign pact

The Weber School has signed its second cooperation agreement with a fellow Jewish day school in Sandy Springs.

The Epstein School, serving children from age 2 through eighth grade, and Weber, a high school, signed the agreement in mid-June.

It provides Epstein graduates with preferential admission to Weber and a seamless transition, meaning they will automatically be accepted if they want to go to Weber.

The faculty and staff of Epstein and Weber will work to align their curriculums.

Weber signed a similar pact with Davis Academy in the fall. Pearl at the time said Weber’s goal was to create a Jewish educational cluster of feeder schools for the high school.

But Sandy Springs’ Greenfield Hebrew Academy, which also serves preschool through eighth grade, is less likely to sign such a deal with Weber.

The new head of school, Rabbi Lee Buckman, said he wants parents to send academy graduates to the Jewish high school of their choice, whether Weber or the Orthodox Yeshiva Atlanta High in Doraville. He is sending his twin youngest sons to Yeshiva Atlanta in the fall.

North Springs, Riverwood beat state on tests

Students showed progress this spring on the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT), administered to 11th-graders, as the percentage of students meeting standards rose in all four subject areas: math, science, English language arts and social studies.

Statewide, 80.11 percent of the 94,536 students who took all four tests passed them. The breakdown: 89.99 percent passed English language arts, 93.51 percent math, 87.86 percent science and 87.24 percent social studies.

At Riverwood International Charter School, 89.93 percent of the 268 students who took all the tests passed them. In English language arts, 270 students took the test, and 96.67 percent passed, posting an average score of 257.55. The same number took the math test, and 95.56 percent passed, averaging 547.76. In science, 92.19 percent of 269 test takers passed, and the average score was 243.2. In social studies, 94.8 percent of 269 students passed, and the average score was 534.65.

At North Springs Charter High School, 85.02 percent of the 307 students who took all the tests passed them. In English language arts, 309 students took the test, and 94.17 percent passed, with an average score of 249.98. In math, 94.53 percent of the 311 test takers passed, and the average was 538.68. In science, of 313 test takers, 88.82 percent passed, and the average was 240.37. In social studies, 90.38 percent of 312 students passed, and the average score was 529.94.

Across Fulton County Schools, 86 percent of 5,568 students passed all four tests.