Tennessee schools return with high marks in achievement

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School is back in session and it is a good reminder that Middle Tennessee and the Nashville metro statistical area boast some of the finest in the state.

In a recent release from the Tennessee Department of Education, the midstate had numerous schools rank as Reward Schools. These are schools that are in the top five percent of schools for performance and the top five percent of schools for progress.

“Tennessee teachers and students continue to show their dedication to teaching and learning,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said in a recent news release.

“Our Reward Schools are leading the state in progress and performance, and we are thrilled to recognize the extraordinary efforts of staff and students at these Tennessee schools.”

Schools are designated as Reward Schools for performance through factors such as overall student achievement. This status is determined annually by a one-year success rate which is determined by adding together the total number of proficient or advanced students in each subject and dividing by the total number of test takers for each subject.

Schools are designated as Reward for progress for having high student growth.

In total, there were 168 total Reward Schools with 49 districts receiving distinction.

Within Davidson County, 18 schools were listed while Williamson County lead the pack with 27 schools listed in the report.

Rutherford County listed six schools while Wilson County had two schools deemed as Reward Schools.

To view the complete list of Reward Schools, click here.