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University School receives "Award for Performance", designated among the top 5 percent of schools in Tennessee for overall achievement!!!  Out of five possible levels denoting each school's effectiveness in three areas of instruction, University School received perfect scores in literacy, math and overall, meaning the students made outstanding gains on the TCAP tests.

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iconSix Tri-Cities schools named "Reward" schools for 2012-2013

Posted: Aug 19, 2013 10:26 PM EDTMonday, August 19, 2013 10:26 PM EST
Updated:Aug 20, 2013 12:05 AM EDTTuesday, August 20, 2013 12:05 AM EST
By Josh Smith, Anchor - email

NASHVILLE, TN - Test scores were so good at some Tri-Cities schools, they're earning accolades from Tennessee's Governor.

Monday, Governor Haslam announced the top schools for test score improvement and the top scores for student academic achievement.

Six Northeast Tennessee Schools were named Reward Schools for the 2012... 2013 school year.

Among the top 5 percent of schools designated as "Reward for Progress" for high student test score growth:

Holston View Elementary School in Bristol
South Greene High School in Greene County
Town Acres Elementary School in Johnson City

Among the top 5 percent of schools designated as "Reward for Performance" for overall achievement:

Town Acres Elementary School in Johnson City
Fairmont Elementary School in Johnson City
Lake Ridge Elementary School in Johnson City
University School, part of the Washington County, TN School System

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Four local schools earn high marks on state tests

August 19th, 2013 4:20 pm by Nathan Baker

Four local schools were recognized by the state of Tennessee for academic growth and achievement on standardized tests for the 2012-13 school year.

The schools – Fairmont, Lake Ridge and Town Acres elementary schools in the Johnson City district and University School in the Washington County district – ranked in either the top 5 percent of schools in the state for annual growth or the top five percent for academic achievement.

The Tennessee Value-Added Assessment Scores, released Monday by the state Department of Education, makes the four schools Reward Schools, along with 165 other learning institutions statewide.

Out of five possible levels denoting each school's effectiveness in three areas of instruction, Lake Ridge, Towne Acres and University School all received perfect scores in literacy, math and overall, meaning the students in those schools made outstanding gains on the TCAP tests.

Fairmont Elementary received scores of five in math and overall and a four in literacy.

Lake Ridge, Towne Acres, Fairmont Elementary and University School all received distinction as Rewards Schools in terms of performance. Towne Acres was one of only 16 schools in the state to achieve the designation for both performance and progress.

Statewide, 70 schools were listed as Reward Schools for academic achievement and 83 for annual growth.

Holston View Elementary School in Bristol also received recognition for overall progress.

© 2013 Johnson City Press

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icon  2013 Reward Schools

Overview

Reward Schools are the top 5 percent  of schools for  performance and the top 5 percent of schools for progress.*

Schools are designated as Reward for performance for overall student achievement. This designation is determined annually by   a one-year success rate. A success rate is calculated 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. This designation is determined by a one-year TVAAS school  composite.

2013 Reward School Highlights

169 total Reward Schools

70  for Performance

83  for Progress16  for Performance and Progress

52 districts have Reward Schools70 Reward Schools are Title I

Download school-level data  for all schools here.

 

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iconTennessee announces top schools for achievement growth in 2012-13

The following article was printed in the Johnson City News and Neighbor
(742nd Edition 08.24.13-08.30.13)

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced 169 schools as the 2012-13 Reward Schools, the top five percent of schools in the state for annual growth and the top five percent for academic achievement. Local schools honored with top performance awards are, in Johnson City, Fairmont Elementary, Lake Ridge, Towne Acres and in Washington County, University High.

"Tennessee continues to set the standard in education reform as we maintain our focus on high levels of achievement and continuous growth," 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 outto 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.

The 2012-13 Reward Schools made these impressive accomplishments during a year when Tennessee saw consistent gains on the statewide Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, or TCAP.

 

 

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