2005 Award Winners
Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards
Literacy Achievement
J. P. McConnell Middle School

J. P. McConnell Middle School
Loganville, Ga.

School Statistics
Total Enrollment: 2157
Type of School: Public
Location/Size of School: Urban Fringe, Large City School
Receive Free/Reduced Lunch: 20%
Student-Teacher Ratio: 17:1

McConnell students understand the writing process and can take an idea from brainstorming through organizing, drafting, revising, and editing to a finished piece. And students aren’t just worried about the grade, they’re sharing their written works in school publications, conferences, workshops, and readings. Professional development is provided across all areas, giving teachers specific techniques to actively engage students in the text and enhance comprehension, recall, vocabulary development, and analysis. McConnell also provides reading-intervention classes for students whose reading level falls below grade level.