Towne Acres named Reward Schools

Towne Acres earns Reward School distinction


Towne Acres Elementary has been named a Reward School, the highest distinction from the Tennessee Department of Education, for the sixth consecutive year.

“I am thrilled for the entire Towne Acres School community to be recognized as a 2019-20 Reward School,” Towne Acres Principal Dr. Josh Simmons said. “To be recognized as a Reward School for six consecutive years is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff.  Achieving Reward School status is a tremendous accomplishment as schools must excel in the areas of academic achievement, academic growth, student attendance, and our work with English Learners.  The fact that our faculty and staff have been able to sustain this type of success speaks volumes about the commitment that our teachers have in growing professionally and providing an enriching educational experience for our students.”

Other Johnson City Schools named Reward Schools include Cherokee Elementary, Lake Ridge Elementary, South Side Elementary and Woodland Elementary. 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.