ETSU’s University School receives award for high achievement

ECF Award

JOHNSON CITY (May 8, 2013) – University School, on the campus of East Tennessee State University, has been named the second-highest achieving school in the kindergarten through middle school category for the eastern Tennessee region and the seventh highest in the state by the Education Consumers Foundation (ECF).

Based in Arlington, Va., the ECF selects schools annually for Value-Added Achievement Awards.

University School earned a similar award in 2008. Under ECF rules, a school is ineligible for consideration until a principal has served five years in a school. This is the fifth year of service for principal Dr. Doyle Brinson and the first year the school has qualified for the award program since his arrival.

Dr. John Stone, president of ECF, attended the brief ceremony and congratulated the principal and staff for winning the award.

Brinson noted, "The credit should go to our excellent staff. Our teachers are highly skilled. Part of my job is to stay out of their way and let them do what they do best."

The school received an ECF banner proclaiming their award-winning status, as well as a monetary award of $2,000.

For further information, contact Brinson at (423) 439-4333.

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