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Johnson City Schools has seven schools named Reward Schools by TDOE

Johnson City Schools has seven schools named Reward Schools by TDOE


Johnson City Schools is proud to announce that seven schools were named among the 400 Reward Schools in Tennessee by the Tennessee Department of Education. Those schools included Cherokee Elementary, Lake Ridge Elementary, North Side Elementary, South Side Elementary, Towne Acres Elementary and Woodland Elementary.

“This honor reflects the dedication and hard work of our exceptional teachers, staff, principals, students, families and our Board of Education,” Johnson City Schools Superintendent Steve Barnett said. “Their unwavering commitment to academic excellence and student success is truly commendable. Together we celebrate this achievement and remain steadfast in our mission to provide the highest quality education for every student in our district."

Each year, schools and districts are eligible for designations based on their overall performance across indicators that are essential to student success, including how they prepared students to be proficient (achievement), accelerated student learning (growth), encouraged students to attend school regularly (chronically out of school), prepared students for postsecondary success (graduation rate and Ready Graduate), and supported English learners acquiring language skills.

Schools are recognized as a Reward School when they demonstrate high levels of performance and/or improvement by meeting objectives across indicators and student groups, and the Reward School distinction reflects this exemplary work. 

Additionally, the Johnson City School Virtual Academy was named a Reward School during its final year. Johnson City Schools still offers families a virtual option through Pearson.

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