Bristol K-5 schools awarded for their performance by State of Tennessee
Bristol Herald Courier | Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 11:55 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Haynesfield and Holston View elementary schools were recognized Monday by the State of Tennessee Department of Education as Reward Schools for academic performance.
Ten percent of Tennessee schools receive Reward School recognition for their yearly success under the state accountability system, according to a news release from the school system.
The recognitions were designated in two categories – the top 5 percent of schools in the state for performance -- as measured by overall student achievement level, and the top 5 percent for year-over-year progress, as measured by school-wide value-added data.
“Our entire school community is very proud of this achievement,” said Dr. Gary Lilly, director of schools. “This demonstrates a commitment by students, parents, teachers and administrators. The thing we’re most excited about is it means our students will benefit by being better prepared for success at the middle and high school levels.”
Overall in the state, there are 170 total Reward Schools: 76 for performance, 85 for progress, and nine for both performance and progress.
The city’s school system is one of 59 districts in the state with designated Reward Schools.