2018 Reward School

Five Johnson City Schools earn Reward School Distinction from TDOE


Five Johnson City Schools earned the Tennessee Department of Education’s highest level of distinction for the 2017-2018 school year, according to data released on Friday from the TDOE. Cherokee Elementary, Lake Ridge Elementary, Towne Acres Elementary, Woodland Elementary and Liberty Bell Middle School earned the honor of being named Reward Schools. 

“We are so proud of the hard work of our students and school faculties,” Johnson City Schools Superintendent Dr. Steve Barnett said. “The culture of continuous improvement extends from school to the home. To have five Reward Schools is an amazing accomplishment that speaks to the dedication of our teachers, support staff, and administrators working with students and their families.” 

In 2018, 318 schools in 85 school districts – about 20 percent of schools in the state – earned Reward status. Reward schools are those that are improving overall student academic achievement and student growth for both all students and for student groups, and they are identified annually.