State Education Commissioner Names Reward Schools

Friday, October 20, 2017

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced Tennessee’s 2017 Reward schools, which include the top five percent of schools for academic achievement and the top five percent for student growth. These 169 schools span 60 districts across Tennessee.

 

“These schools represent what is possible for students in Tennessee as they exemplify excellence in performance or progress and in some cases, both,” Commissioner McQueen said.

“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.”

 

Of the 2017 Reward schools, 59 are being recognized for performance, 85 are recognized for progress, and 25 schools are Reward schools both for performance and progress.

 

In addition to recognizing Reward schools, Commissioner McQueen also named schools that have improved and earned their way off of the Priority or Focus school lists. The Priority school list captures the schools that are in the bottom 5 percent in academic achievement, and the Focus school list includes the 10 percent of schools in the state with the largest achievement gaps between groups of students. While new Priority and Focus schools will be published in 2018, schools have the opportunity to come off the lists every year if they make significant improvements.

 

Four schools earned their way off the Priority list this year. Three are located in Shelby County – Mitchell High School, Treadwell Elementary, and Northwest Prep Academy – and the fourth is in the Achievement School District: Georgian Hills Achievement Elementary School. Seven additional schools were named Priority Improving schools due to the gains they made this past year. Fifteen schools exited the Focus school list, and another 20 made significant improvements. Those schools are listed below.

Complete state-, district-, and school-level TNReady results from 2016-17 were released yesterday and are available on TNReady.gov. More information about the school and district accountability designations announced today is available on thedepartment’s websiteFor media inquiries, contact Sara Gast, director of communications, at Sara.Gast@tn.gov or (615) 532-6260.

Reward Performance and Progress

District Name

School Name

Maryville City

Maryville High School

Maryville City

Coulter Grove Intermediate School

Davidson County

Meigs Middle

Davidson County

Hume - Fogg High

Davidson County

Martin Luther King Jr School

Davidson County

East End Preparatory School

Hamilton County

Thrasher Elementary

Jackson-Madison County

Madison Academic Magnet High School

Montgomery County

East Montgomery Elementary

Rutherford County

Central Magnet School

Rutherford County

Rockvale Elementary

Shelby County

Middle College High

Arlington City

Arlington High

Bristol City

Avoca Elementary

Sumner County

Station Camp Elementary

Sumner County

Dr. William Burrus Elementary at Drakes Creek

Washington County

University School

Williamson County

Clovercroft Elementary School

Williamson County

Hunters Bend Elementary

Williamson County

Nolensville High School

Williamson County

Ravenwood High School

Williamson County

Scales Elementary

Williamson County

Sunset Middle School

Wilson County

Gladeville Elementary

Wilson County

Stoner Creek Elementary

 

Reward Performance

District Name

School Name

Maryville City

John Sevier Elementary

Maryville City

Sam Houston Elementary

Maryville City

Foothills Elementary

Elizabethton City

West Side Elementary

Cheatham County

Kingston Springs Elementary

Chester County

Jacks Creek Elementary

Cocke County

Grassy Fork Elementary

Davidson County

Glendale Elementary

Davidson County

Lockeland Elementary

Davidson County

Percy Priest Elementary

Davidson County

Purpose Prep

Dickson County

The Discovery School

Dyer County

Fifth Consolidated School

Franklin County

Broadview Elementary

Franklin County

Sewanee Elementary

Hamilton County

Lookout Mountain Elementary

Hamilton County

Nolan Elementary

Hamilton County

STEM School Chattanooga

Hawkins County

Mt Carmel Elementary

Knox County

Blue Grass Elementary

Knox County

Gap Creek Elementary

Knox County

Sequoyah Elementary

Knox County

L N STEM Academy

Loudon County

Highland Park Elementary

Montgomery County

Hazelwood Elementary




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