Middle Tennessee home to 17 of Top 25 schools in state for academics, growth
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Schools in Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Montgomery and Wilson counties account for 17 of the Top 25 schools when it comes to academic achievement and student growth.
The Tennessee Department of Education released the 2017 list of "Reward Schools," identifying schools in the top five percent for academic achievement rates statewide and the top five percent for student growth (progress rate).
Of the 169 reward schools, only 25 received recognition for being among the top five percent in both categories.
In Davidson County, those schools were Meigs Middle, Hume-Fogg High, Martin Luther King Jr. School, and East End Prep.
In Rutherford County, Central magnet School and Rockvale Elementary received the recognition.
Sumner County's Station Camp Elementary and Dr. William Burrus Elementary at Drakes Creek received recognition.
Williamson County boasted the highest-number of schools on the list with Clovercroft Elementary, Hunters Bend Elementary, Nolensville HS, Ravenwood HS, Scales Elementary, and Sunset Middle School.
Wilson County made the list for Gladeville Elementary and Stoner Creek Elementary.
Montgomery County also made the list for East Montgomery Elementary.
59 other schools were recognized for performance and 85 were recognized for progress.