Cherokee earns Reward School designation


Cherokee Elementary was once again designated a Reward School, the highest honor from the Tennessee Department of Education. This is the second consecutive year that Cherokee earned the honor.  

“We are very excited and proud of Cherokee Elementary School for being designated a Reward School for the second consecutive year,” Cherokee Principal Richard Hutson said. “Receiving this designation exemplifies the tremendous work that is accomplished by our students and the commitment of the many adults who influence their lives. As we take time to celebrate this achievement with all our Cherokee stakeholders, we are also looking forward to the challenge of maintaining this designation for a third consecutive year.”

Other Johnson City Schools named Reward Schools include Lake Ridge Elementary, South Side Elementary, Woodland Elementary and Towne Acres. For the 2018-2019 school year, there were 427 Reward Schools across the state. 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.

As a district, Johnson City Schools achieved Advancing Designation and Johnson City was among the top 10 performing districts in all end of course exams for Math and English. Final district determinations are calculated by using a weighted average of the district’s scores on the all students and subgroup status.