Knox County Montgomery academic achievements east Tennessee Prague slight increases Tennessee local schools
The state released its list of top schools, and more than a dozen in our area are among them. 8-21-14
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00:00 In many east Tennessee schools are passing with flying colors
00:04 today the state released its list of top schools. And more
00:08 than a dozen in our area are among them ten news
00:11 reporter Evan Johnson joins us now from the information center. With
00:14 more on the school's impressive for sure -- haven't. Very impressive
00:18 Robin we are talking about eighteen -- Tennessee school slot among.
00:22 The top here in the states they've been named rewards schools
00:24 and basically what that means if they are among the top
00:27 5%. In Tennessee now among those eighteen. There are three local
00:32 schools who have been recognized not only -- academic achievements but
00:36 also fourth overall growth. Teachers please pardon for this interruption afternoon
00:41 announcements are a little different for a miracle Montgomery rich intermediate
00:44 school. As principal Kevin Meyers share some spectacular -- for the
00:48 students today that state of Tennessee announced an award for several
00:52 schools across the state. And Montgomery -- was a recipient. Principle
00:57 my -- explains -- 804 through seventh graders Montgomery and Reid
01:01 has earned the title ward school. Meaning it's one of the
01:05 best in the state to get better listen. The reward it
01:09 actually has two categories. One is for performance which basically means.
01:14 We scored really how on -- -- last year. And the
01:18 other error is for progress. And that means that we made
01:22 a lot of gains. From one year to the next on
01:25 our T -- scores I'm excited to let you all know
01:28 today that Montgomery ridge. Has been rewarded for both performance and
01:34 Prague. -- this is -- first for Montgomery creates. They're one
01:37 of about twenty. With on the designation of these schools ever
01:55 -- schools and increases in the ACP's course that we saw
01:58 yesterday. We're beginning to see some of the results of that
02:01 hard work. Paying off in terms of academic achievement. Yeah this
02:05 sounds it's an applause summary here. If the schools reward failed
02:10 -- whenever students do a great job. A very fitting way
02:13 for this -- school in their day. Now earlier heard doctor
02:20 McEntire say Knox County schools HT scores have improved what they
02:23 jumped to twenty point four. For the class of 2014. That's
02:27 up from the twenty point two. For the class of 2013.
02:31 A slight increases their -- -- average is also higher then
02:35 the State's average snow rather we have an entire list. Of
02:38 all these rewards schools across the state and our web site.
02:41 WB IR dot com. Great to hear about all those improvements
02:44 all right -- thank you.
This year's list recognized 67 schools across the state for overall academic achievement and 84 schools for overall growth. In East Tennessee, 18 schools were named Reward Schools. Three East Tennessee schools were also among 17 schools in the state to earn both designations: Montgomery Ridge Intermediate, Eastview Elementary and Farragut High.
Knox County had five schools on the list, the most of any system in East Tennessee. Those schools were Powell Middle, Rocky Hill Elementary, Sequoyah Elementary, Farragut High, and LN STEM Academy.
Full list of Reward Schools in East Tennessee:
Grand Oaks Elementary - Progress
Fairview Elementary - Progress
Friendsville Elementary - Progress
Foothills Elementary - Performance
Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School – Performance & Progress