Haslam Announces Top Schools For Achievement, Growth In 2012-2013

Rewards Schools In 52 Districts Across The State

Monday, August 19, 2013

 

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced 169 schools as the 2012-13 Reward Schools, the top 5 percent of schools in the state for annual growth and the top 5 percent for academic achievement.

The Reward Schools span 52 districts across the state and include 70 schools that serve mostly economically disadvantaged populations.

“Tennessee continues to set the standard in education reform as we maintain our focus on high levels of achievement and continuous growth,” Governor Haslam said at an event held at Percy Priest Elementary, recognized for its overall academic achievement. “Our Reward Schools have proven that all students can learn and grow even though their starting lines may be different, a critical part of our effort to prepare our students for the jobs available in the marketplace now and in the future. We are incredibly grateful for the teachers and staff at each of these schools and excited to recognize their efforts on behalf of Tennessee students.” 

Tennessee has set out to become the fastest-improving educational system in the country by raising student performance each year. For the second year, the state has recognized Tennessee schools that have shown the most progress year-over-year alongside the schools with the highest achievement scores on statewide tests.

This year’s list recognizes 70 schools for overall academic achievement, and 83 schools for annual value-added growth. The list also names 16 schools that earned both designations, rising to the top 5 percent for annual value-added growth while also ranking in the state’s top 5 percent for overall achievement.

The 2012-13 Reward Schools made these accomplishments during a year when Tennessee saw consistent gains on the statewide Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, or TCAP. As schools across the state made improvements and reached higher levels of proficiency, the 169 Reward Schools led the way.

Because Tennessee’s accountability system rewards growth and recognizes schools’ varying baselines, every school in the state can strive for the Reward Schools designation. 

“We believe that all students deserve strong schools where they can grow to high levels of achievement,” Commissioner Huffman said. “At the beginning of each year, every school in this state should know that they have a shot at becoming a Reward School.”

 A complete list of Reward Schools is available here: tn.gov/education/accountability/reward_2013.shtml

School-level achievement data is available here: tn.gov/education/tcap/index.shtml#School_Data

2012-13 TVAAS scores are available here: https://tvaas.sas.com/public.html?as=b 

For more information, contact Kelli Gauthier at (615) 532-7817 or Kelli.Gauthier@tn.gov.

 

District

School Name

Title I

Performance/

Progress

Alcoa

Alcoa High School

Performance

Anderson County

Grand Oaks Elementary School

*

Progress

Anderson County

Norris Middle School

Progress

Anderson County

Norwood Elementary School

*

Progress

Bedford County

Community Elementary School

*

Progress

Bedford County

Thomas Magnet School

*

Performance

Bledsoe County

Bledsoe County High School

Progress

Blount County

Heritage High School

Progress

Blount County

Prospect Elementary School

Progress

Bradford

Bradford Elementary School

*

Progress

Bristol

Holston View Elementary School

Progress

Campbell County

Jacksboro Elementary School

*

Progress

Clinton

Clinton Elementary School

*

Performance

Coffee County

Coffee County Central High School

Progress

Coffee County

Hillsboro Elementary School

*

Progress

Crockett County

Friendship Elementary School

*

Progress

Davidson County

Glendale Elementary School

Performance

Davidson County

Head Middle Mathematics/Science Magnet School

Progress

Davidson County

Hume-Fogg High Academic Magnet

Performance

Davidson County

K I P P: Academy Nashville

*

Progress

Davidson County

Liberty Collegiate Academy

*

Progress

Davidson County

Lockeland Elementary Design Center

Performance & Progress

Davidson County

Margaret Allen Middle School

*

Progress

Davidson County

Martin Luther King Jr Magnet School

Performance

Davidson County

Meigs Middle Magnet School

Performance

Davidson County

Nashville Prep School

*

Progress

Davidson County

Percy Priest Elementary School

Performance

Davidson County

STEM Prep Academy

*

Progress

Dickson County

The Discovery School

Performance

Dyer County

Dyer County High School

Progress

Dyer County

Three Oaks Middle School

*

Progress

Fayette County

Fayette Ware Comprehensive High School

*

Progress

Franklin City

Moore Elementary School

Performance

Gibson County Special District

Medina Elementary School

Performance

Greene County

South Greene High School

*

Progress

Hamilton County

Apison Elementary School

Progress

Hamilton County

Big Ridge Elementary School

Performance

Hamilton County

Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy

*

Progress

Hamilton County

Chattanooga High Center for Creative Arts

Performance

Hamilton County

Chattanooga School For The Liberal Arts

Performance

Hamilton County

Chattanooga State Middle College High School

Performance

Hamilton County

Ganns Middle Valley Elementary School

Progress

Hamilton County

Harrison Elementary School

*

Progress

Hamilton County

Lookout Mountain Elementary School

Performance

Hamilton County

Normal Park Museum Magnet School

Performance

Hamilton County

Orchard Knob Elementary School

*

Progress

Hamilton County

Snow Hill Elementary School

Progress

Hamilton County

Soddy Elementary School

*

Progress

Hamilton County

Thrasher Elementary School

Performance & Progress

Hawkins County

Mount Carmel Elementary School

*

Progress

Henderson County

Pin Oak Elementary School

*

Performance

Henderson County

South Side Elementary School

*

Progress

Henry County

Lakewood Elementary School

*

Performance

Jackson-Madison County

Madison Academic Magnet High School

Performance

Jefferson County

Jefferson County High School

Progress

Johnson City

Fairmont Elementary School

*

Performance

Johnson City

Lake Ridge Elementary School

Performance

Johnson City

Towne Acres Elementary School

Performance & Progress

Knox County

Carter High School

Progress

Knox County

Farragut High School

Performance & Progress

Knox County

L N STEM Academy

Performance

Knox County

Powell Elementary School

Progress

Knox County

Sequoyah Elementary School

Performance

Lake County

Margaret Newton Elementary School

*

Progress

Lawrence County

Ethridge Elementary School

*

Progress

Lexington

Lexington Middle School

*

Progress

Loudon County

Fort Loudon Middle School

*

Progress

Marshall County

Cornersville Elementary School

*

Progress

Marshall County

Forrest School

Progress

Marshall County

Lewisburg Middle School

*

Progress

Maryville

Foothills Elementary School

*

Performance

Maryville

Maryville High School

Performance

Maryville

Maryville Junior High School

Performance & Progress

Maury County

Spring Hill Middle School

Progress

Memphis

American Way Middle School

*

Progress

Memphis

B T Washington High School

*

Progress

Memphis

Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary School

*

Progress

Memphis

Campus School

Performance

Memphis

Chickasaw Middle School

*

Progress

Memphis

Craigmont Middle School

*

Progress

Memphis

Crump Elementary School

*

Progress

Memphis

Delano Elementary School

*

Progress

Memphis

Ford Road Elementary School

*

Progress

Memphis

Freedom Preparatory Academy

*

Progress

Memphis

Germanshire Elementary School

*

Progress

Memphis

Hickory Ridge Middle School

*

Progress

Memphis

John P. Freeman Optional School

*

Performance

Memphis

Kingsbury Elementary School

*

Progress

Memphis

Levi Elementary School

*

Progress

Memphis

Lucie E. Campbell Elementary School

*

Progress

Memphis

Memphis Academy Of Health Sciences

*

Progress

Memphis

Newberry Elementary School

*

Progress

Memphis

Power Center Academy High School

*

Progress

Memphis

Power Center Academy Middle

*

Progress

Memphis

Sharpe Elementary School

*

Progress

Memphis

Vollentine Elementary School

*

Progress

Milan

Milan Elementary School

*

Progress

Montgomery County

Glenellen Elementary School

*

Progress

Montgomery County

Norman Smith Elementary School

*

Progress

Montgomery County

Rossview Elementary School

Performance

Montgomery County

Sango Elementary School

Performance

Montgomery County

The Middle College at Austin Peay State University

Performance

Murfreesboro

Erma Siegel Elementary School

Performance

Murfreesboro

The Discovery School at Reeves Rogers

Performance

Obion County

Ridgemont Elementary School

*

Progress

Overton County

Hilham Elementary School

*

Progress

Polk County

Benton Elementary School

*

Progress

Putnam County

Capshaw Elementary School

Performance

Rhea County

Frazier Elementary School

Performance

Rutherford County

Barfield Elementary School

Progress

Rutherford County

Cedar Grove Elementary School

*

Progress

Rutherford County

Central Magnet School

Performance

Rutherford County

Homer Pittard Campus School

Performance

Rutherford County

Lascassas Elementary School

Performance

Rutherford County

McFadden School Of Excellence

Performance

Rutherford County

Oakland High School

Progress

Rutherford County

Smyrna Elementary School

*

Progress

Rutherford County

Stewarts Creek Elementary School

Performance

Rutherford County

Thurman Francis Arts Academy/Magnet School for the

Performance & Progress

Shelby County

Arlington Elementary School

Performance

Shelby County

Barrets Elementary School

Performance

Shelby County

Crosswind Elementary School

Performance

Shelby County

Dogwood Elementary School

Performance

Shelby County

E. E. Jeter Elementary School

*

Performance

Shelby County

Elmore Park Middle School

Progress

Shelby County

Farmington Elementary School

Performance

Shelby County

Lakeland Elementary School

Performance

Shelby County

Lowrance Elementary School

*

Progress

Shelby County

Southwind High School

*

Progress

Shelby County

Tara Oaks Elementary School

Performance & Progress

Smith County

Gordonsville Elementary School

*

Performance

Smith County

Union Heights Elementary School

*

Progress

Sumner County

Indian Lake Elementary School

Performance

Sumner County

Merrol Hyde Magnet School

Performance

Tipton County

Covington High School

Progress

Trousdale County

Trousdale County Elementary School

*

Progress

Washington County

University School

Performance

White County

White County High School

Progress

Williamson County

Allendale Elementary School

Performance & Progress

Williamson County

Brentwood High School

Performance

Williamson County

Brentwood Middle School

Performance & Progress

Williamson County

Clovercroft Elementary School

Performance & Progress

Williamson County

Crockett Elementary School

Performance & Progress

Williamson County

Edmondson Elementary School

Performance

Williamson County

Franklin High School

Performance

Williamson County

Fred J Page High School

Performance & Progress

Williamson County

Fred J Page Middle School

Performance

Williamson County

Grassland Elementary School

Performance

Williamson County

Grassland Middle School

Performance & Progress

Williamson County

Hillsboro Elementary/ Middle School

*

Performance

Williamson County

Independence High School

Performance

Williamson County

Kenrose Elementary School

Performance

Williamson County

Lipscomb Elementary School

Performance

Williamson County

Nolensville Elementary School

Performance

Williamson County

Oak View Elementary School

Performance

Williamson County

Pearre Creek Elementary School

Performance

Williamson County

Scales Elementary School

Performance

Williamson County

Summit High School

Performance

Williamson County

Sunset Elementary School

Performance & Progress

Williamson County

Sunset Middle School

Performance

Williamson County

Trinity Elementary School

Performance & Progress

Williamson County

Walnut Grove Elementary School

Performance

Williamson County

Winstead Elementary School

Performance

Williamson County

Woodland Middle School

Performance

Wilson County

Lakeview Elementary School

Performance & Progress

Wilson County

Mount Juliet High School

Progress

Wilson County

Stoner Creek Elementary School

Performance

Wilson County

W A Wright Elementary School

*

Progress

Wilson County

Wilson Central High School

Progress

 


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