See which 14 Nashville schools were recognized by the state for their performance (The Tennessean)
Fourteen Nashville schools were recognized by the state for their performance on the 2016-17 TNReady assessment.
Every year, the state releases a list of the top 5 percent of all Tennessee schools, or a "Reward" schools list, that lists most improved and academic performing schools. This year, the 169 schools span 60 districts across Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Department of Education.
“These schools represent what is possible for students in Tennessee as they exemplify excellence in performance or progress and in some cases, both,” said Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen. “We want to replicate this success across the state and continue to celebrate the hard work of our educators and students happening in classrooms every day.”
As well, while no Nashville schools are exiting the state's "Priority" schools list, the lowest performing schools academically in the state, two schools showed marked improvement. The two schools are Inglewood Elementary and John B. Whitsitt Elementary.
Of Tennessee's 2017 "Reward" schools, 59 are being recognized for performance, 85 are recognized for progress, and 25 schools are recognized for both performance and progress, according to the education department
The Nashville schools:
Top academic performing and progressing schools
- Meigs Academic Magnet Middle
- Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High
- Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet
- East End Preparatory
Top academic performing schools
- Glendale Elementary
- Lockeland Elementary
- Percy Priest Elementary
- Purpose Preparatory Academy Charter School
Top academic progressing schools
- Rose Park Middle
- New Vision Academy
- Cameron College Preparatory
- K I P P Nashville Collegiate High School
- LEAD Prep Southeast
- KIPP Nashville College Prep
Two Wilson County schools on Reward list
Gladeville and Stoner Creek elementary schools were both among the state's top 5 percent for academic achievement and growth out of Wilson County Schools.
W.A. Wright Elementary achieved the highest growth score for elementary schools in Wilson County and Lakeview Elementary had the highest achievement score with 75.2 percent of students who were on track or mastered English, math and science. Mt. Juliet High had the highest achievement and growth scores for high schools in the district.
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