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Moore Elementary achieves Reward School status for second year

The state announced ‘Reward Schools’ today, honoring the top 5 percent of schools in the state for annual growth and the top 5 percent for academic achievement on the state Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program tests.
The Reward Schools span 52 districts across the state and include 70 schools that serve mostly economically disadvantaged populations.

“The 2012-13 Reward Schools made these impressive accomplishments during a year when Tennessee saw consistent gains on the statewide Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, or TCAP,” according to a press release from Governor Bill Haslam.

“As schools across the state made improvements and reached higher levels of proficiency, the 169 Reward Schools led the way.”

“We are extremely proud of this extraordinary accomplishment by Moore Elementary,” said FSSD Director of Schools Dr. David Snowden. 

“Being in the top 5 percent of all Tennessee schools for achievement is no easy task. This award is well-deserved and made possible through the team effort of students, teachers, parents, and administrators.”

“Moore Elementary is very excited to be named a Reward School by the State for the second year in a row,” said Moore Elementary Principal Lisa Burgin. 

“We are extremely proud of our students who always strive to do their best, our teachers who collaborate to provide instruction based on best practice, a staff that goes above and beyond to meet student needs, and a supportive parent community.”

In his announcement today, Gov. Haslam said, “Tennessee continues to set the standard in education reform as we maintain our focus on high levels of achievement and continuous growth. Our Reward Schools have proven that all students can learn and grow even though their starting lines may be different, a critical part of our effort to prepare our students for the jobs available in the marketplace now and in the future. We are incredibly grateful for the teachers and staff at each of these schools and excited to recognize their efforts on behalf of Tennessee students.”

Posted on: 8/22/2013


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